After April 1: Authorize students for digital exams for Administration 2 or 3, if needed, until 11:59 p.m. EDT 7 calendar days before the scheduled exam date.
April 12, 14, 21, 22: AP Coordinator Trainings (Sign up here)
May 3–7, 10–12, 14, and 17: AP Exam Administration 1
By May 14: move all paper/pencil exams and Chinese and Japanese exams to administration 2.
May 18–21, 24–28: AP Exam Administration 2
By May 26: move all paper/pencil exams and Chinese and Japanese exams to administration 3.
June 1–4, 7–11: AP Exam Administration 3
For additional information about important dates and deadlines, please reference:
- 2021 AP Exam Schedule: at cb.org/apexamdates
- 2021 AP Exam Administration Timeline: to keep track of key 2021 exam dates and deadlines to plan ahead and see when additional testing information will be available cb.org/ap2021timeline
AP Exam Guidance from College Board
Before taking any action in APRO to change students’ exam dates, it’s important that AP coordinators work with students, teachers, and administrators to determine how the school expects to administer exams this year. The following resources may help:
- Visit the main 2021 AP Exams Updates page at apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap-2021/updates
- 2021 AP Exam Administration Planning Guide for AP coordinators and administrators to use when considering planning in-school and/or at-home AP testing available at cb.org/ap2021planningguide
- AP Exam Format Information to identify course-specific details for 2021 AP Exams available at cb.org/ap2021examformat
- Frequently Asked Questions to get answers to the most asked questions about 2021 AP Exams available at cb.org/ap2021faqs
- AP 2021 Digital Testing Guide apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-digital-testing-guide.pdf
- The 2021 Digital Testing App can be downloaded for Macs and PCs at cb.org/ap2021examapp . For school managed Chromebooks, College Board sent password-protected configuration instructions to AP Coordinators. Please reach out to email@example.com if you did not get that email.
All downloadable resources and guides can be found at apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap-2021/ap-coordinators/resource-library
Online community for coordinators to ask questions, get answers, and connect with fellow coordinators available here apcommunity.collegeboard.org
NYC DOE Infohub
The AP Exam guidance from NYCDOE can be found on the Advanced Placement Infohub page. Please check this page for all official policy guidance, including:
- Advanced Placement Considerations During COVID-19
- Key Resources (College Board links and contact info)
- COVID Consent Forms for Remote Students Taking AP Exams In-Person
- AP Exam Administration During a School Building Closure
- Extended-Use Permits and Applications
- Considerations for In-Person Testing
- SAM 56 Funding (if additional staff is need to accommodate in-person AP testing)
- Attendance Policy for Students Not Taking AP Exams
- Ordering Testing Devices from College Board (for students who do not have a compatible device. NOTE: iPads cannot be used for the 2021 AP Exam)
- Important Deadlines and AP Coordinator Training
Prior to March 26th, Advanced Placement guidance was released through Principals Digest, including:
- March 26, 2021 – Notice that future Advanced Placement Updates will be published on P-Digest
- March 23, 2021 – Important Deadlines and AP Coordinator Training, Guidance from College Board Regarding Device Distribution, McGraw-Hill “5 Steps to a 5” Review Books and Study Planning Sessions
- March 5, 2021 – Technology Survey, AP Coordinator Trainings, Exam Ordering, In Person Testing
See previous Advanced Placement guidance by searching the Principal’s Digest.