AP Exam Update – April 1, 2020

The College Board will provide free resources 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:

  • We’re developing secure 45-minute online free-response exams for each course.
  • The exam content will focus on what most schools were able to complete by early March.
  • You’ll be able to take your exams on any device you have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. You’ll also have the option to write your 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. We’re 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.
For more details about your courses, visit the AP Course Schedule.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) from CHS students

May I still order an AP Exam, or reverse my exam cancellation placed before the final AP Exam Order Deadline of March 13?

No, the College Board will not allow new AP exam orders, or reverse previously canceled AP exams.

I have decided not to take the AP Exam or Digital Portfolio Submission (AP 2D art & Design, AP Computer Science Principles) for which I am registered. Can I get a full refund, or am I subject to the $40 test cancellation fee?

Yes, students who are currently registered for AP exams can get a full refund, with no $40 canceled test fee. Students should NOT try to cancel AP Exams online in your AP Student Portal. By not taking the exam or by not submitting a portfolio, for this year only, you are eligible for a full refund. CHS cannot give an exact date when refunds will be processed, but it will be well after May 30, once all AP exams and portfolio deadlines have passed.

I canceled my AP Exam(s) between November 4 and March 12. Can I get my $40 canceled test fee back?

No, all exams canceled between November 5 and March 13 are still subject to the $40 per test cancellation fee assessed by the College Board.

What information and sections will be covered on my AP Exam?

Visit the College Board AP updates page HERE for all information such as materials to be covered, free online tutorials, and more. Free online tutorials and schedules can be found at AP Course Schedule.

Will my College Board AP approved accommodations, such as extra time, still be honored?

Yes, all College Board approved accommodations submitted by the AP Accommodations deadline of January 17, 2020 will be honored.

Where do I find the exam schedule?

It is not yet posted. Check back after April 3 for more updates from the College Board.

All updates from the College Board on AP Exams and the impact of COVID-19 can be found HERE.