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COVID-19 Updates for AP exams

Accommodations Information

Students will be able to take this year's online AP Exams with College Board–approved accommodations. Information about extended time, screen-reader compatibility, readers/scribes, and other details is available on our website. Additional information regarding spoken world language and culture exams will be available the week of April 27. For questions about accommodations, contact the SSD office at 844-255-7728 (toll free in the United States and Canada) or 212-713-8333, or ssd@info.collegeboard.org.


Student Communications and Exam Access

Students will need access to their email or College Board account to take the 2020 AP Exams. You can help ensure that your students have access in the following ways:

1.

Remind them to check the email address they used to create their account on myap.collegeboard.org; students should regularly check this email address for the most recent information about their AP Exams.

2.

Students should verify their College Board account at myap.collegeboard.org by clicking on their profile at the top right-hand corner of the page, and going to Account Settings. Students should scroll down to verify their information and confirm that their email address is the one to which they'd like to receive the e-ticket to take their AP Exams. If it's not the correct email, they can update it to an email they check regularly by clicking Update.

 

How to Confirm Your Email with the College Board

For this year’s online AP Exams, you’ll need access to your email inbox or College Board account from the computer or device you’ll use to take the exams. Be sure to confirm this well before the exam date. If you haven’t received email updates from the College Board, take the following steps to confirm your email address on file.

Step 1: Log in to your College Board account

  • Go to myap.collegeboard.org and log in to your account with your College Board username and password.

Step 2: Confirm or change your email address

  • Click your profile at the top right corner of the page and go to Account Settings. Scroll down to verify your information and confirm your email address is the one you’d like your AP® Exam e-ticket sent to—you’ll need your e-ticket to take your AP Exam. If it’s an email address you don’t regularly check or if you haven’t been receiving Collee Board emails to the email address on file, scroll down and click Update to make it the email you’ll use to access your AP Exam.

Step 3: Access your email inbox

  • Log in to your email account to confirm you’re receiving emails from College Board. Find these emails by searching for collegeboard@e.collegeboard.org. If you don’t find any emails from College Board, search for this address in your spam and trash folders and move any emails you find to your inbox.
  • Next, mark collegeboard@e.collegeboard.org as part of your approved sender lists and/or add this email address to your contacts in your email account to make sure you receive the emails you need.
  • If you’re still not receiving emails, update your College Board account with a different email address that you check regularly, using the instructions in step 2.


Troubleshooting FAQs

What if I don’t remember my username or password?
If you forget your username or password, do not create another account.
If you forgot your username, click forgot username, then submit the email address associated with your College Board account. We’ll email you all usernames associated with your account and indicate which are associated with a College Board test record.
If you forgot your password, click forgot password and submit the username and email address associated with your account. Answer your security question. If you can’t answer it, click reset your password on the security question page to have password reset instructions emailed to you.
What if I don’t remember the email connected to my College Board account and I can’t retrieve my username or password?
More troubleshooting information is available on our Account Help page. You can also reach out to your AP coordinator, who can give you the email you used to create your College Board account.
If you can’t access your account this way, please call AP Services for Students at 888-225-5427 and press 1 for assistance with your College Board account (international students can call 212-632-1780). AP Services for Students support is available from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. ET. Please be aware that wait times may be longer than usual.

World-wide Exam Start

Pacific Time: 9:00 a.m.
 

Pacific Time: 11:00 a.m.
 

Pacific Time: 1:00 p.m.
 

Mon, May 11

Physics C: Mechanics - Units 1-5

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Units 1-3

United States Government and Politics - Units 1-3

Tues, May 12

 

Calculus AB - Units 1-7

Human Geography - Units 1-5

Wed, May 13

Physics 2: Algebra-Based - Units 1-5

English Literature and Composition - Units 1-7

European History - Units 1-7

Thurs, May 14

Spanish Literature and Culture - Units 1-4

Chemistry - Units 1-7

Physics 1: Algebra-Based - Units 1-7

Fri, May 15

Art History - Units 1-6

United States History - Units 1-7

Computer Science A - Units 1-7

Mon, May 18

Chinese Language and Culture - Units 1-4

Biology - Units 1-6

Environmental Science - Units 1-7

Tues, May 19

Music Theory - Units 1-6

Psychology - Units 1-7

Japanese Language and Culture - Units 1-4

Italian Language and Culture - Units 1-4

Wed, May 20

 

English Language and Composition - Units 1-7

Microeconomics Units 1-5

Thurs, May 21

French Language and Culture - Units 1-4

World History: Modern - Units 1-6

Macroeconomics Units 1-5

Fri, May 22

Comparative Government and Politics - Units 1-3

Statistics - Units 1-7

Spanish Language and Culture - Units 1-6

Course-Specific Information

Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams

These exams will be administered using a new dedicated app, the AP World Languages Exam App. Students taking these exams must use this app on smartphones or tablets. This free app will be available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store the week of May 11. We’ll email students and their teachers to let them know when the app is available to download. Visit our site for more details.

If students are unsure about accessing the app, or if they don’t have a device, they can fill out this survey (or you can complete it on their behalf) as soon as possible so we can help support them

AP Music Theory Exams
Before exam day, students will need to print or hand-copy the 2020 Music Theory Answer Sheet and gain access to an audio recording app or software before exam day. Please see more information on the website.

Art and Design: 2D Portfolio

 

Click here to review
the updated
submission process
.

If you have any questions,
please contact AP Services
for Educators at apexams
@info.collegeboard.org
 or 877-274-6474.
 

Portfolio due date extended for all students to May 26 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Selected Works:
    3 works required (not 5)
    3 images (1 view of each work)
  • Sustained Investigation:
    10 images required (not 15)

For the remaining spaces in each section, students need to upload placeholder images, which can be found on this page. If students already uploaded their own placeholder images, they don’t need to re-upload new ones.

To proceed in the web application students still need to check the boxes that say they'll mail their physical work, including printed written evidence. This is only a technical requirement. There are no physical portfolios this year.

Art and Design: 3D Portfolio

Portfolio due date extended for all students to May 26 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Selected Works:
    3 works required (not 5) -
    6 images (2 views of each work)
  • Sustained Investigation:
    10 images required (not 15)

For the remaining spaces in each section, students need to upload placeholder images, which can be found on this page. If students already uploaded their own placeholder images, they don’t need to reupload new ones.

Art and Design: Drawing

Click here to review
the updated
submission process
.

If you have any questions,
please contact AP Services
for Educators at apexams
@info.collegeboard.org
 or 877-274-6474.

Portfolio due date extended for all students to May 26 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Selected Works:
    3 images (1 view of each work)
  • Sustained Investigation:
    10 images required (not 15)

For the remaining spaces in each section, students need to upload placeholder images, which can be found on this page. If students already uploaded their own placeholder images, they don’t need to re-upload new ones.

To proceed in the web application students still need to check the boxes that say they'll mail their physical work, including printed written evidence. This is only a technical requirement. There are no physical portfolios this year.

Computer Science Principles

Due date extended for all students to May 26 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Explore Task + Create Task only; no multiple-choice exam
Research

Due date extended for all students to May 26 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Academic Paper only (no presentation)
Seminar

Due date extended for all students to May 26 at 8:59 p.m. Pacific Time

  • Individual Research Report + Individual Written Argument only
  • No team or individual presentations or end-of-course exam
Make-up Exam Dates

World-wide Exam Start

Pacific Time: 9:00 a.m.
 

Pacific Time: 11:00 a.m.
 

Pacific Time: 1:00 p.m.

Mon, June 1

United States Government and Politics
Physics C: Mechanics

Human Geography
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Latin

Tues, June 2

English Literature and Composition
Spanish Literature and Culture

Physics 1: Algebra-Based
European History

Chemistry
Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Wed, June 3

United States History
Art History - Will cover:
Units 1-6

Environmental Science
Computer Science A - Units 1-7

Biology
Chinese Language and Culture

Thurs, June 4

English Language and Composition
German Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture
Italian Language and Culture
Microeconomics

Psychology
Music Theory

Fri, June 5

World History: Modern
Macroeconomics

Spanish Language and Culture
Comparative Government and Politics

Statistics
French Language and Culture