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Important Updates

The 2021 AP Exam schedule has been updated to provide schools with testing options to meet their unique needs and circumstances. See below for details.

If you need to move students with existing exam orders to a later digital exam date, see Deadlines to Assign Students to Digital Exams.

Administration 1
May 3–7, 10–12, 14, 17
In School
 
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Administration 2
May 18–21, 24–28
In School and At Home
 
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Administration 3
June 1–4, 7–11
In School and At Home
 
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Updated May 2021 Another testing window—Administration 4—is available in June for students who were scheduled to test during Administration 3 and require a makeup digital exam, or for students who were unable to test during Administration 3 due to a conflict. Review the Administration 4 schedule and details here.

 

Highlights

  • The 2021 exam schedule provides 3 testing dates (Administrations 1, 2, and 3) for each subject between early May and mid-June. Paper or digital exams are offered, depending on the subject and exam date.
  • As always, paper and pencil exams and Chinese and Japanese exams have local start times and can begin up to 1 hour after the official start time. However, digital exams have synchronous start times worldwide, and automatically begin at the same official start time everywhere.
  • Schools can use any of the testing options, as needs and circumstances warrant, and are free to use multiple options, if available, during a given exam administration window.
  • Schools make all decisions about which exams are offered. Students won’t be able to choose exam dates on their own. Beginning in early March, AP coordinators will be able to assign students to Administration 2 and/or 3 exams, if needed.
  • We extended the deadline for final digital submission of AP Art and Design portfolios and AP Computer Science Principles (CSP), AP Seminar, and AP Research performance tasks to Thursday, May 20, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

For complete information about the updated exam schedule, see:

About the 2021 Exam Schedule

 

2021 AP Exam Schedule

Administration 1

WEEK 1: Paper, In School

 

8:00 a.m. Local Time

12:00 p.m. Local Time

2:00 p.m. Local Time

Monday,
May 3, 2021

United States Government and Politics

Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Tuesday,
May 4, 2021

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

German Language and Culture

Human Geography

 

Wednesday,
May 5, 2021

English Literature and Composition

Japanese Language and Culture (computer based)

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

 

Thursday,
May 6, 2021

United States History

Art History

Computer Science A

 

Friday,
May 7, 2021

Chemistry

Spanish Literature and Culture

European History

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

 

Administration 1

WEEK 2: Paper, In School

 

8:00 a.m. Local Time

12:00 p.m. Local Time

Monday,
May 10, 2021

French Language and Culture

World History: Modern

Macroeconomics

Tuesday,
May 11, 2021

Seminar

Spanish Language and Culture

Latin

Psychology

Wednesday,
May 12, 2021

English Language and Composition

Microeconomics

Music Theory

Thursday,
May 13, 2021*

NO EXAMS SCHEDULED

Friday,
May 14, 2021

Biology

Italian Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture (computer based)

Environmental Science

Monday,
May 17, 2021*

Comparative Government and Politics

Computer Science Principles

Statistics

*Exams previously scheduled for Thursday, May 13, will now be given on Monday, May 17.

 

Administration 2

WEEK 1: Digital, In School and At Home

 

12 noon
Eastern Daylight Time
4 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Tuesday,
May 18, 2021

English Literature and Composition

Computer Science A

Wednesday,
May 19, 2021

European History

United States History

Art History

Macroeconomics

Thursday,
May 20, 2021

United States Government and Politics

World History: Modern

Psychology

Administration 2

WEEK 1: Paper, In School

 

8:00 a.m. Local Time

12:00 p.m. Local Time

Friday,
May 21, 2021

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture (computer based)

Latin

Spanish Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture (computer based)

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Music Theory

Spanish Literature and Culture

Administration 2

WEEK 2: Paper, In School

 

8:00 a.m. Local Time

12:00 p.m. Local Time

Monday,
May 24, 2021

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Physics C: Mechanics

Tuesday,
May 25, 2021

Chemistry

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Statistics

Administration 2

WEEK 2: Digital, In School and At Home

 

12 noon
Eastern Daylight Time
4 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Wednesday,
May 26, 2021

English Language and Composition

Computer Science Principles

Seminar

Thursday,
May 27, 2021

Biology

Environmental Science

Friday,
May 28, 2021

Comparative Government and Politics

Human Geography

Microeconomics

 

Note: If a student has a conflict that prevents them from being able to test on an Administration 3 date or they experience an issue during Administration 3 testing, makeup digital exam dates are available during Administration 4. See details.

Administration 3

WEEK 1: Digital, In School and At Home

 

12 noon
Eastern Daylight Time
4 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Tuesday,
June 1, 2021

English Literature and Composition

Computer Science A

Wednesday,
June 2, 2021

European History

United States History

Art History

Macroeconomics

Thursday,
June 3, 2021

United States Government and Politics

World History: Modern

Psychology

Administration 3

WEEK 1: Paper, In School

 

8:00 a.m. Local Time

12:00 p.m. Local Time

Friday,
June 4, 2021

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture (computer based)

Latin

Spanish Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture (computer based)

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Music Theory

Spanish Literature and Culture

Administration 3

WEEK 2: Digital, In School and At Home

 

12 noon
Eastern Daylight Time
4 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Monday,
June 7, 2021

English Language and Composition

Computer Science Principles

Seminar

Tuesday,
June 8, 2021

Comparative Government and Politics

Human Geography

Microeconomics

Wednesday,
June 9, 2021

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Physics C: Mechanics

Thursday,
June 10, 2021

Chemistry

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Statistics

Friday,
June 11, 2021

Biology

Environmental Science

Paper and pencil, Chinese, and Japanese exams administered in schools:

  • Coordinators are responsible for notifying students when and where to report for the exams. Early testing or testing at times other than those published by College Board is not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Schools in Alaska must begin the morning exam administration between 7 and 8 a.m. local time, and the afternoon exam administration between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. local time. The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam in Alaska must begin between 1 and 2 p.m. local time.

 

Digital Portfolio Submission Deadlines

Please note that Digital Portfolios must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Thursday,
May 20, 2021

11:59 p.m. EDT

AP Art and Design Digital Portfolio Due

Thursday,
May 20, 2021

11:59 p.m. EDT

AP Seminar and Research Digital Portfolio Due

Thursday,
May 20, 2021

11:59 p.m. EDT

AP Computer Science Principles Digital Portfolio Due

Contact

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