Your AP 2020-21 School Year

We know that school is different this year—but taking AP offers the same benefits as always. And to help students test this spring, we’re adding test dates and digital exams, along with new online resources.

Four Steps to Take Digital Exams

Before Exam Day

2021 AP Exam Update

Three Testing Dates

The 2021 exam schedule provides three testing dates for each subject between early May and mid-June. Your school will make decisions about which exams will be offered and provide you with any updates and next steps.

Paper and Pencil Testing

In the first testing window, paper and pencil exams will be given in schools, the same as any other year.

Digital Exams

During the second and third testing windows, many subjects’ exams will be given on computer. If you’re unable to take the digital exam at your school, your AP coordinator will be able to authorize you to take it at home.

2021 AP Exams Timeline

  • 2021

    MAY 3–17, 2021

    AP Exams, Administration 1

    In Administration 1, all exams are full-length traditional format, administered in school.

  • 2021

    MAY 18–28, 2021

    AP Exams, Administration 2

    In Administration 2, half of the subjects are full-length traditional format, administered in school, and half are full-length digital, administered in school or taken at home.

  • 2021

    JUNE 1–11, 2021

    AP Exams, Administration 3

    In Administration 3, most subjects are full-length digital, administered in school or taken at home; nine subjects remain full-length traditional format, administered in school.

Digital Testing Overview

This video highlights important information about the application you'll use to take any digital AP Exams this year.

Digital Testing Details

If you’re taking digital exams, you’ll need to complete some simple setup steps before exam day.

AP Daily: Live Review

This series of review sessions was hosted by AP teachers from across the country. Recordings of each session are available on YouTube and AP Classroom for you to watch on demand.

Watch Review Sessions

New: AP Daily Videos

These short, searchable videos, created by AP teachers from across the country, cover the content and skills you’re studying in class. Watch them in AP Classroom anytime, from any device with internet access.

AP Daily

More AP Classroom Resources

Check with your teacher to see how you can use these other AP Classroom resources alongside your coursework this year.

Topic Questions

Questions that check your understanding to give you immediate feedback on any misunderstandings.

Personal Progress Checks

Assessments unlocked by your teacher to assess what you know and can do after each unit. Use the results to create a study plan.

Your Progress Dashboard

A dashboard that shows your progress over time, so you can see your progress unit to unit.

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