AP coordinators order exams for AP French, German, Italian, Spanish Language and Culture, and AP Spanish Literature and Culture along with all other AP Exams in AP Registration and Ordering. For more information about ordering AP Exams, go to Ordering and Fees.
Ordering Master CDs
Each order for an AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture and Spanish Literature and Culture Exam includes one set of master CDs, as follows:
- French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture: one master CD for Section I (listening), and a double CD set containing one master CD for writing and one master CD for speaking for Section II.
- Spanish Literature and Culture: one master CD for Section I (listening).
By default, you'll receive one set of master CDs for each subject ordered, regardless of the number of exams ordered. If there will be multiple testing rooms for any of these subjects, you'll need to order a set of master CDs for each testing room. Review the “Ordering Additional Master CDs” section in the AP Coordinator's Manual, Part 1.
When you submit your exam order, you may request:
- 1 additional master writing/speaking CD set for every 4 exams ordered
- 1 additional master listening CD for every 10 exams ordered
You may add additional master CDs to your exam order until March 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET.
Administering the Exams
The AP French, German, Italian, Spanish Language and Culture, and Spanish Literature and Culture Exams require special equipment and exam procedures.
AP Spanish Literature and Culture includes a master listening CD for section 1, Part A.
AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams require student responses to be recorded using digital recording equipment and must be submitted through the Digital Audio Submission (DAS) portal to be scored. Visit the following pages for more information:
Recording Audio for details about recording methods
Submitting Audio for details about the DAS portal
More information about setting up and administering these exams, is in the “AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams” or the “AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam” sections in the 2022-23 AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2.
Available in 2023: Administering AP World Language Exams
with Extended Time
In 2022, we introduced a new resource to provide additional support in administering AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams to students who are approved by the College Board SSD office for time and one-half (50%) or double time (100%) extended time. This resource will be available in early spring 2023 for the 2023 AP Exams.
Deadline to Add Additional Master CDs to Your Exam Order
You may add additional master CDs to your order through AP Registration and Ordering until this deadline.