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Cancelling Exams Due to the Coronavirus Crisis

We understand the Coronavirus has caused significant adjustments to everyday life, including education. We know all the changes and the unknown may be causing stress, confusion, and frustration.

Here is a quick update regarding the College Board’s plan for the 2020 AP Exam Administration. There are many details to come so we strongly recommend students do not take any action until they have all the details to make an educated decision regarding the AP Exams.

Recently, the College Board posted this preliminary update https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update.

Here are the plan highlights for the 2020 AP Exam Administration:

  • There will NOT be any face-to-face AP exams this year
  • Students will take AP exams at home
    • Exams will be 45 minutes
    • Exams will NOT contain multiple-choice questions
    • Exams will be administered online
    • Students will be able to take the exam on one of two separate dates to be announced by the College Board April 3, 2020
    • Exams will assess a reduced scope of content, content that would “typically” have been covered before March
  • Students will have the option of cancelling their exam(s), and the College Board will waive the $40.00/exam late fee they would have charged previously.

The College Board will be providing additional online resources, please see https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/coronavirus-updates#free-ap-classes.

Once additional details are provided by the College Board, students will decide whether to take the exam on the first date, the second date, or to proceed with exam cancellation. 

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