Which courses’ names changed in 2019-20, and how does this impact how my institution may grant credit or placement for those courses?

Starting with the 2020 AP Exam administration, the following courses were renamed: 

  • AP Drawing was previously known as AP Studio Art: Drawing. 

  • AP 2-D Art and Design was previously known as AP Studio Art: 2-D Design. 

  • AP 3-D Art and Design was previously known as AP Studio Art: 3-D Design. 

  • AP World History: Modern was previously known as AP World History. 

The exam codes for these subjects did not change. 

Starting in the 2019-20 school year, AP World History changed both course coverage and exam name, while keeping the same exam code (93) in electronic score reports. AP World History: Modern (associated with a 2020 or later exam) covers content beginning in 1200 CE, while AP World History (associated with a 2019 or earlier exam) covers content beginning with the Paleolithic Era.  

When processing AP scores for these exams please make sure to account for the administration year in which the exam was taken to appropriately assign credit and determine placement for students, as they will both appear with the same exam code (93) on electronic score reports and the same exam name (AP World History: Modern) on paper score reports. 

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