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AP Test Dates and Registration

The best time to take an AP exam is after you have completed the class, and many students take 2-3 AP classes per year. However, you can take any AP exam you feel ready for. Know when your AP exam dates are, so you can get ready in time for Test Day.

2018 AP Test Dates Week One

Exam Date

Tests

Monday, May 7, 2018

Chemistry

Spanish Literature and Culture

Psychology

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Seminar

Spanish Language and Culture

Art History

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

English Literature and Composition

Japanese Language and Culture

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Thursday, May 10, 2018

United States Government and Politics

Chinese Language and Culture

Environmental Science

Friday, May 11, 2018

German Language and Culture

United States History

Computer Science Principles

May 11, 2018

Studio Art portfolios due

2018 AP Test Dates Week Two

Exam Date

Tests

Monday, May 14

AP Biology

AP Music Theory

AP Physics C: Mechanics

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Tuesday, May 15

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP French Language and Culture

AP Computer Science A

Wednesday, May 16

AP English Language and Composition

AP Italian Language and Culture

AP Macroeconomics

Thursday, May 17

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP World History

AP Statistics

Friday, May 18

AP Human Geography

AP Microeconomics

AP European History

AP Latin

AP Registration Information and Fees

The price per student for each AP exam is $94. However, schools may charge additional fees to cover the cost of administering the test. Students with financial hardship, and those on free/reduced lunch, may be eligible for a fee reduction.

All students should register to take AP exams through their AP teacher or AP Coordinator. Students who are homeschooled, or do not have AP offered at their school, should contact AP Services.

Additional AP Registration Fees

Registration Type

Registration Fees

International Administration

$124

Late-testing Fee

+ $45

Unused exam fee

$15

AP Capstone

$142

AP Registration Deadlines

Homeschooled students can study and prepare for AP exams on their own, or by enrolling in online AP courses. In order to take an exam, homeschooled students must register for each test he/she is taking with an AP Coordinator at a local public or private school. To review deadlines and responsibilities for homeschooled students and AP Coordinators in this process, visit The College Board site here.

Additional AP Registration Fees

Date

Deadline Information

February 23, 2018

Requests for accommodations due for students with disabilities

March 1, 2018

Registration for exams due for homeschooled students

March 15, 2018

Home-schooled students must contact AP coordinator

April 30, 2018

AP Research, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Seminar tasks due

Why Take an AP Exam?

Benefits

With hard work comes rewards, and this is very true of AP Exams. Here are some of the important  benefits you gain when you take the test:

  • Stand out to admissions
  • Earn college credit before you get to college
  • Save money on tuition
  • Bypass intro classes

Plan Your Prep

AP exams are administered once a year each May. In order to pass your AP exam, you must score a 3 or higher, so planning your prep is critical to success. We have different ways you can prep for your AP exams, designed to fit your time and your style of learning.

What Is a Passing Score?

All AP Exams are scored on a scale that ranges from 1-5. Your overall score is a composite score based on the two sections of the AP exam: multiple choice and free response. To pass your exam, you must have an overall minimum score of three. Find out more about AP scoring by clicking the button below.

AP Prep Timeline

January

January is the time to find out who your AP coordinator is and schedule a time to discuss your plans for taking the tests. It's also the time to assess what you need to review and learn for the exam.

February

By February, you should know which AP exams you are taking, how long each one is, how many multiple choice and free response questions are on each, and how much time is alloted for each section.

March

It's time to make a solid study plan. Create a schedule for studying, and find realistic content review resources that include quizzes, practice tests, and key concepts.

April

Take at least two full-length practice tests in April. This will help you get used to taking the test under realistic conditions. Continue your content review and quizzes.

May

Do targeted reviews on any "trouble" areas you may have encountered during your study time. Try to take one more practice test before test day.

June

June is the month the free response section is scored at the annual AP Reading conference. Scoring for the multiple choice portion of the AP exams is complete.

July

AP Exam scores are released in early July by geographic location. All scores are online; there are no letters sent to homes. You can see the release date of your state and your score on The College Board's AP site.