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2024

WEEK 1

Test Date
8 a.m. Local Time
12 p.m. Local Time
May 6, 2024
US Government and Politics
Art History
Chemistry
May 7, 2024
Human Geography
Seminar
Microeconomics
Statistics
May 8, 2024
English Literature and Composition
Comparative Government and Politics
Computer Science A
May 9, 2024
Chinese Language and Culture
Psychology
Environmental Science
May 10, 2024
European History
Macroeconomics
United States History
Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP Art and Design: Friday, May 10, 2024 (8 p.m. ET), is the deadline for AP Art and Design students to submit their three portfolio components as final in the AP Digital Portfolio.

WEEK 2

Test Date
8 a.m. Local Time
12pm Local Time
2pm Local Time
May 13, 2024
Calculus AB
Italian Language and Culture
Calculus BC
Precalculus
May 14, 2024
English Language and Composition
African American Studies
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Physics C: Mechanics
May 15, 2024
Spanish Language and Culture
Biology
Japanese Language and Culture
May 17, 2024
German Language and Culture
Latin
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Start Times
Exams have local start times and can begin up to one hour after the official start time. During the regularly scheduled exam administration, exams can begin between:

  • 8 and 9 a.m. local time for morning exams;
  • 12 and 1 p.m. local time for afternoon exams; and
  • 2 and 3 p.m. local time for AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exams.

 

Exams with Digital Portfolios

  • AP Seminar and AP Research students: April 30, 2024 (11:59 p.m. ET), is the deadline to submit performance tasks as final and for your presentations to be scored by your AP Seminar or AP Research teacher.
  • AP Computer Science Principles students: April 30, 2024 (11:59 p.m. ET), is the deadline to submit your Create performance task as final.
  • AP Art and Design students: May 10, 2024 (8 p.m. ET), is the deadline to submit your 3 portfolio components as final in the AP Digital Portfolio.

 

AP African American Studies

For the 2024 AP Exam administration, only schools that are participating in the 2023-24 AP African American Studies Exam Pilot can order and administer the exam.

LATE-TESTING DATES

Occasionally, circumstances make it necessary for students to test late. To preserve the security of AP Exams, alternate versions of the exams are used for late testing. All students who participate in late testing at a given school must take these alternate exams on the scheduled late-testing dates at the scheduled times.

Test Date
8 a.m. Local Time
12 p.m. Local Time
May 22, 2024
Chemistry
English Literature and Composition
Computer Science A
Environmental Science
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Japanese Language and Culture
Psychology
Latin
Statistics
Macroeconomics
United States History
Physics C: Mechanics
May 23, 2024
Chinese Language and Culture
Art History
Computer Science Principles
Biology
English Language and Composition
European History
Human Geography
French Language and Culture
Precalculus
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Spanish Literature and Culture
Seminar
May 24, 2024
Calculus AB
African American Studies
Calculus BC
Comparative Government & X Politics
German Language and Culture
Italian Language and Culture
Microeconomics
Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Music Theory
United States Government and Politics
Spanish Language and Culture
World History: Modern
  • AP coordinators are responsible for notifying students when and where to report for the exams. Early testing or testing at times other than those published by College Board is not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Schools must begin the morning exam administration between 8 and 9 a.m. local time and the afternoon exam administration between 12 and 1 p.m. local time.
  • Schools in Alaska must begin the morning exam administration between 7 and 8 a.m. local time, and the afternoon exam administration between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. local time.
  • AP African American Studies Exam Pilot: For the 2024 AP Exam administration, only schools that are participating in the 2023-24 AP African American Studies Exam Pilot can order and administer the exam.
  • AP Seminar end-of-course exams are only available to students taking AP Seminar at a school participating in the AP Capstone Diploma Program.
To confirm test dates or to register, meet with the AP Coordinator at your high school or visit College Board

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How to Get Registered for AP® Exams

Just like the SAT, AP exams play a pivotal role in college admissions, showcasing your academic prowess to universities and colleges. Navigating the world of AP exams requires strategic planning, from registration to test day:

  • Find a school that offers the exam. This may be your school or a school that allows outside test takers.
  • Obtain the join code from the school and login to your College Board Account.
  • Access online registration on the College Board website or utilize the provided Student Registration Booklet available through your school counselor.
  • Ensure accurate personal information matching your photo ID.
  • Upload a clear identification picture.
  • Decide on opting for the College Board’s Student Search Service for added opportunities.
  • Be aware of the registration fee, with fee waivers for those in low-income households.
  • Extra Tip: Register early to secure your preferred test date and avoid additional fees.

When to Take AP® Exams

  • AP exams can be taken starting from your freshman year.
  • Consider taking exams throughout your high school career to balance out the course loads.

When to Start Preparing for AP® Exams

  • Begin your AP exam preparation as early as possible.
  • Some AP courses have prerequisite knowledge and require you to take some courses before taking them. Plan this out so you are able to take the exams when you want.
  • Take the AP course starting in the fall and then take the exams in May.

How to Prep for AP® Exams

  • Opt for classroom learning and challenging courses as effective methods of preparation.
  • Take advantage of free practice exams offered by reliable sources, such as Zinkerz.
  • Consider enrolling in Zinkerz’s AP Exam Prep courses, offered as full length courses and as review sessions.

What to Do on AP® Exam Day

  • Focus on relaxation; avoid last-minute cramming.
  • Enjoy a nutritious breakfast and arrive at the test site well in advance.
  • Leave electronic devices at home to adhere to testing regulations.
  • Essential items to bring include the Admission Ticket and photo ID, two number 2 pencils with erasers, an approved calculator with extra batteries (if applicable), a silenced watch, and a drink and snack for breaks.
  • Follow all instructions provided by the test administrator, including respecting time constraints for each section.
    Utilize designated breaks for eating and drinking, adhering to the rules set by the test administrator.

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