Frequently Asked Questions
AP Updates due to Coronavirus as of March 20, 2020
College Board released the following information on Friday, March 20, and this page will be updated as more details become available. Please visit the College Board website for more information. For schools affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, College Board will be:
- Providing live and on-demand AP courses for free
- Developing a new at-home testing option
Free AP Review Classes
Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students can attend free, live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. View the full schedule here. These courses:
- Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any work your teacher may give you.
- Will be available on-demand, so you can access them any time.
- Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons covering the final 25% of the course.
May 2020 Exams
Based on the number and length of school closures, it's clear that the usual way AP Exams are given at schools won’t be possible.
Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing information will be available by April 3.
Free resources will be available through exam day to help you get ready. While we encourage you to wait until closer to the test to decide, any student registered for an exam can cancel at no charge.
For the 2019-20 exam administration only:
- Exams for each course will be secure, 45-minute online free-response tests.
- The exam content will focus on what most schools were able to complete by early March.
- Students will be able to take exams on any device—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Students will also have the option to write responses by hand and submit a photo.
- Colleges support this solution and are committed to ensuring that AP students receive the credit they have worked to earn. For decades, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
- We know that not all students have access to the internet or a device. College Board is working on solutions to help students get what they need to show their best work. If you need mobile tools or connectivity or know someone who does, you can reach us directly to let us know.
The exams will be secure. We’re using a variety of digital security tools, including plagiarism detection software.