AP Exam Information

Chapel Hill High School, AP School Code: 340645

March 5

Exam Location and Schedule

The only in-person exams this year will be World Language exams and Music Theory exams on May 21. All other exams will be held digitally at home.

The CHCCS AP Exam Schedule can be viewed here. Students can also view their individual exam schedules by logging into My AP.

Exam Times

If you are taking a digital exam at home, please note that you must login 30 minutes before the start of your exam. The exam application will automatically start the exam at the given time—either 12:00 PM or 4:00 PM. You will take the exam on your school-issued Chromebook. You can watch a video from College Board that provides an overview of digital exams here. Additional details and steps will be provided as they are released by College Board. Students will also have the opportunity to practice with the digital application before exams.

If you are taking an in-person exam, you will test at Chapel Hill High School. Details about a staggered arrival time and COVID precautions will be shared closer to the exam.

All students must be present at the beginning and throughout an AP exam.

In-person exams will start promptly at 8:00am and 12:00pm. Exams vary in length; however, AP exams tend to take around four hours to complete, including time to distribute and collect exam materials.

Parents picking up students testing in-person should plan to meet students at approximately 12:00pm and 4:00pm for morning and afternoon exams, respectively. There may be some time added to the beginning and ending of exams for administrative processes. Please be patient and understanding if an exam doesn’t end exactly at 12:00pm or 4:00pm.

AP Student Terms and Conditions

Students should review the AP Terms and Conditions prior to taking their exams. They are linked here. College Board will also email them to students.

COVID Precautions for In-Person Exams

Students and staff will wear masks at all times. Hand sanitizer will be available as students enter the testing site and enter their testing rooms. Desks will be spaced to maintain social distance. Our safe testing plan will also be shared closer to exams.

What to Bring/Not Bring to In-Person Exams

What to Bring:

- A valid photo ID

-Several sharpened No. 2 pencils

-Pens with black ink

-A watch (that does not make noise and is not a Smartwatch)

-A mask to cover your mouth and nose

-Individual hand sanitizer may be brought but must be stored under your desk during the exam. Hand sanitizer will also be available throughout the testing site.

-School-issued Chromebooks will be required for some in-person exams. More information will be provided closer to exams.

-Water bottle that will be stored under your desk during the exam. We will also have water bottles bottles on site, if needed.

What Not to Bring:


-Any electronic/communication devices

-Books, compasses, colored pencils, correction fluid, highlighters or notes

-Watches that beep or have an alarm

-Smart watches

-Portable listening or recording devices or photographic equipment

-Food or drink, other than a water bottle

-Clothing with subject-related information

Food, Drink, and Hand Sanitizer Policy

No food or drinks are allowed in the testing rooms. Since water fountains are turned off during Plan B except for water bottle filling stations, students may bring a water bottle, but they may only drink water in the hallway during the break portion of the exam. The water bottle must remain under desks during the exam. Students may bring individual hand sanitizer, but it must also be placed under their desks during the test.

Exam Conflicts

Since these are national and international exams, there are strict guidelines we must follow, including limited parameters for make-up tests. If there is an unexpected illness or emergency, please email Mrs. Dickerson at kdickerson@chccs.k12.nc.us immediately after the absence so she can order a late exam. Medical documentation may be required.

Reporting Scores to Colleges

Students will indicate in AP Central where they want to send their scores NO LATER than June 20. The College Board will send all exam scores for this year and any previous years to the university that you indicate for free. Therefore, it is only necessary to send scores if you are a senior.

To add their free score report recipient, students sign in to My AP (myap.collegeboard.org), go to My AP Profile, then click the "Score Send" tab. They may do this any time between now and June 20.

Timeline to View Scores

Due to the altered testing schedule, AP scores will be available on the following approximate schedule:

-Exams taken in May: Scores available in July

-Exams taken in June: Scores available in August

AP scores will be accessible to students online. Students will log in to their College Board account at apscores.org. They will receive an email from AP letting them know how and when to access scores. This is why it is important that students use a personal email that they check regularly for their College Board account. If you did not use a personal email and used your school email, you can update it in your account. Information about this process can be found here.