Exams with Digital Components

Most AP Exams are paper-and-pencil tests. But some exams, such as those in world languages, use recorded audio as well. And other exams, such as the AP Art and Design Portfolio Exams, have a completely different format.

AP Chinese and AP Japanese

Additional details about the 2021 administration of the AP Chinese Language and Culture and AP Japanese Language and Culture Exams will be posted in late fall.

AP French, German, Italian, Spanish Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture

These exams all include questions that use audio—you’ll be asked to listen to recordings and then answer multiple-choice questions about what you heard. And, for the exams in French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture, you’ll have to respond to prompts by recording spoken responses.

Learn more about each exam:

AP Art and Design

Instead of taking an end-of-year exam, AP Art and Design students submit portfolios of their work for review to get their AP score. To do this, you’ll upload images of your work to the AP Art and Design digital submission web application and, for some courses, also mail physical artwork to the AP Program.

Learn more about submitting work in the AP Art and Design Digital Portfolio.

AP Seminar and AP Research

Your AP score in AP Capstone courses (that is, AP Seminar and AP Research) is based on performance tasks that you’ll complete in class; components that you’ll submit online to the AP Program for review; and, for AP Seminar, an end-of-course exam.

Learn more about submitting AP Seminar work digitally.

Learn more about submitting AP Research work digitally.

AP Computer Science Principles

Your AP score in AP Computer Science Principles is based on components that you’ll submit to the AP Program online for review as well as an end-of-course exam.

Learn more about submitting AP Computer Science Principles work digitally.

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