Late Testing

Important Update

To support students affected by school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re offering at-home testing for 2020 AP Exams. This means changes to some of our processes and policies. Note that these adjustments may not be reflected on all AP Students pages including this one. For the most updated information, visit Updates for AP Students Affected by Coronavirus.

Occasionally, circumstances may prevent you from taking the AP Exam on the regularly scheduled exam date—for example, if you want to take exams that are scheduled for the same time slot or if you have a serious illness. If this is the case, ask your AP coordinator if your school offers the option to take an alternate exam during the late-testing period. It’s up to each school to decide whether it will offer late testing.

If you do take a late-testing exam, be aware that:

  • Your scores may be reported later than scores from regularly scheduled exams.
  • Your free-response booklets will not be available.
  • Many reasons for late testing don’t incur College Board’s late-testing fee. Check with your school’s AP coordinator to learn more about late-testing policies and any fees.


If two of the exams you want to take are scheduled for the same time, ask your AP coordinator for information about taking one of the exams during the late-testing period. You may still register for both.

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