2018 AP® Test Dates and Registration
The 2018 AP Exams will be administered over two weeks: May 7–11 and May 14–18. Review the schedule below and start planning your AP prep.
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
Monday, May 7, 2018
Spanish Literature and Culture
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Spanish Language and Culture
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
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
Monday, May 14
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
Thursday, May 17
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History
Friday, May 18
AP Human Geography
AP European History
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
Unused exam fee
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
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?
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.Find your prep
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.