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AP Testing Information

The Advanced Placement (AP) program has announced updates relating to the 2020 AP exam administration.  


2020 AP Exam Schedule:


For further test information and an expanded schedule, please see the following link: 

AP Exam Schedule 2020


Please read the full update here:




– AP Exam Dates: Exams will take place online from May 11-22, 2020, Pacific Time.
o Students that encounter technology issues while taking their online AP Exam in the Primary Exam window, will need to complete an Incident Report in order to gain access to testing in the Make-up Exam window, June 1-5. The AP Coordinator or AP Teacher will not be able to complete the Incident Report on behalf of the student.

– 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing, will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020. Please follow Ms. Wolf’s instructions.

– 2020 AP Exam Format:

  • The 2020 AP Exam administration will be delivered in a 45-minute online exam for each course.
  • Students will not need a LockDown Browser to take their online AP Exam.
  • Most 2020 AP Exams will have 1–2 free-response questions, each question timed separately.
  • Your student can take these exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone—or they can submit a photo of their handwritten work. See more about specific courses here: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students/taking-ap-exams/ap-exam-schedule.

– Students may not consult with others. A comprehensive and strict set of protocols to prevent and detect cheating is in place, including but not limited to:

  • Students will be required to verify their identity and confirm work is their own on exam day.
  • Students’ work will be provided to their teachers after the exam.
  • Plagiarism detection software will be used on every exam submitted.
  • Students trying to gain an unfair advantage will have their scores canceled, and their school and potential colleges will be notified.

– Students and teachers can access free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement.

– In AP Classroom, students will see a new Optional Student Practice section that includes the most relevant free-response questions to help them practice the concepts and skills that will be tested in May.

– As usual, 2020 AP Exams will be scored by a network of college faculty and AP readers and reported on a 1–5 scale.
o Seniors may select one college/university to have their scores reported for free. Under My AP Profile, go to the tab called Score Send. Select a college/university under Get your free score send for 2020. Students have until June 20, 2020 to select their college/university.

– The College Board plans to release scores as close to the usual July time frame as possible. Please make sure that your student is checking their email often as this is how the College Board will be in communication about preparing and accessing the May exams.

  • Students should confirm that they have a working email account to receive test-taking instructions and check Spam folders often. District e-mail accounts will not be accessible shortly after graduation, so Seniors should use an alternate personal email account to ensure they continue to receive email communication after they graduate.
  • Students should confirm that our School Code (054851) is accurate on their College Board account to link them to RCHS in their student profile.
  • Before the exams, the College Board will automatically send each student an electronic ticket to use at the scheduled testing time to access their test. Students who do not use that electronic ticket for the standard testing time will automatically receive a ticket for the makeup testing dates in June.
  • If your student is unsure of how to access and update student information please visit http://myap.collegeboard.org by clicking on your profile at the top right-hand corner of the page, and going to Account Settings. Students should scroll down to verify their information and confirm that their email address is the one to which they’d like to receive the e-ticket to take their AP Exam(s). If it’s not the correct email, they can update it to an email they check regularly by clicking Update. Please watch the attached video for step-by-step instructions.

– Students will be able to use their pre-approved College Board accommodations for the 2020 AP Exams, but they may look differently. Specific information about accommodations can be found here: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/coordinators/accommodations. Please note that students don’t have to submit any further information to use their approved accommodations. Extended time will be provided in the online exam for students who are already approved for that accommodation.



This information has been provided by College Board and is subject to change. Please visit this page regularly for the most recent updates.