About 2021 Digital AP Exams

Full-length digital exams are available for many subjects in Administration 2 and Administration 3. Your school can authorize you to take these exams at home, if needed.

Keep in Mind

Exams will be full length.

Digital AP Exams will be as long as paper and pencil exams and test the same knowledge and skills. You won’t need to study or prepare differently to be successful on a digital exam.

Exams start at the same time worldwide.

Digital exams start automatically at the same time worldwide, at 12 p.m. or 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The exam timing is controlled by the digital testing app, not by you, the AP coordinator, or a proctor.

Exams can be taken on laptop and desktop computers.

Only Windows and Mac computers, and school-managed Chromebooks may be used for testing. Digital AP Exams can’t be taken on personal Chromebooks, smartphones, or tablets.

You won’t be able to go back to questions.

For security reasons, digital exams don’t allow you to move back to previous questions or review questions you’ve already answered. If you skip ahead, you won’t be able to go back.

You’ll need to complete a few simple steps before you can test.

Before exam day, you need to download the digital testing app and complete exam setup. We also recommend doing digital practice. On exam day, you need to check in before the exam starts.

If you have a College Board-approved accommodation, it will apply to your digital exam.

Some accommodations might work a bit differently on the digital exams than if you were taking a paper exam.

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