AP Testing Update

Testing Begins May 11th, 2020

Preparing for Your Advanced Placement Tests...

First and foremost, we are proud you took on the challenge of Advanced Placement and have decided to test. This is no small task - especially during this challenging time. College Board has sent you information regarding your test, preparing for the online experience, and other key info. Please review that. This document will provide reinforcement for that information and some other Royal-specific logistics.

You can also review updates and changes for AP this year due to Covid-19.

AP Testing Schedule...

Your test has been schedule for online access on a certain day. Click the link below to review. Also the link to the alternate/make up days is listed as well.

AP Testing Dates 2020

AP Testing Make Up Dates

Note: Under the current online system, you may log in and test on your assigned day. You may also wait and log in on the "make up" day. That schedule is here. We do recommend you adhere to the first, original assigned day, however. With the online system this year, the potential for technical issues is possible. Should you have those issues, having the make up day to go back and test would be key. Please see more information below regarding testing access and how to address possible issues with testing.

One Million Students are testing across the globe. The possibility of technical issues is high. Please allow yourself the flexibility of the make up day in case you experience this. We recommend you test on your originally scheduled day.

Students Request Makeup Exam - cb.org/requestmakeup – page won't open until May 11


1. To Do Now...

Review the 2020 AP Testing Guide and watch the overview video. The comprehensive guide will help you walk through exam preparation, and the video gives a high-level overview of this year's exams.

Practice with the exam demo. You now have access to an exam demo. You should use the demo to practice the different ways to submit exam responses. World language students will be able to practice with the AP World Languages Exam App beginning the week of May 11.

Review the required and recommended resource list. Make sure you know what resources you can use during their exams and how you can access them.

Review the "Testing Day Experience" Video

Review the "5 Steps to Get Ready" link and view it on YouTube here.

Review the Student FAQs link for in-depth details.

2. Two Days Before Your Exam...

Locate your exam e-ticket. Two days before each exam, you will receive an email with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, you will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If you haven't received your exam e-ticket by email, you can access it through your student account on My AP. E-tickets are nontransferable and shouldn't be shared with anyone. Students who haven't been receiving College Board emails still have time to confirm their contact information.

Complete the AP Exam Day Checklist for each exam you're taking. You should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with them for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help you feel confident you're set up for success.

3. On Exam Day...

Remember to click your e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time. You should allot 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter your AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit your responses. Make sure you know your local testing time, since each subject's exam will be taken simultaneously worldwide.

What to do if something goes wrong. If you accidentally close the browser, your device crashes, or you temporarily lose internet access, you can quickly click your exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. You should continue the exam, and if you feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted your performance, you can request approval to take the makeup exam at cb.org/requestmakeup. You can also request a makeup exam if you've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to your exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.

If a technical issue arises that impedes your testing session, you will file that with College Board. By May 26th, College Board will communicate with you regarding an approval for the make up date. If you have connectivity issues and/or you lose testing time because of a technical issue, please contact College Board immediately.

Helpful Links & Resources...

  • Demo Exam to Check Students' Technology. NOTE: Students MUST enter their AP ID number to access this site. - cb.org/apdemo

Specific Requirements and Courses:

Additional Information...

This week, Online AP Classes and Review Sessions will focus on the exam day experience and review new sample questions for all nonportfolio courses. These sample questions are available on each subject's course page.

Other resources are available on cb.org/ap2020.

Additional Testing Resources:

If You Need to Cancel Your Test...

For Royal High School, we have used Total Registration for payment. You have also registered yourself in your particular online College Board AP Classroom with your teacher. If you are now attempting to cancel your test, please do the following immediately:

Please email Mr. Dobson and Mrs. Hodges with your intention to cancel, but most importantly...

  1. Visit Total Registration and follow these instructions
  2. (We will receive a notification and approve the cancelation in TR)
  3. You will also need to cancel your test in MyAP in College Board

Score Release Dates from College Board...

College Board has reported that they are aiming for the original score release dates in July. However if there is a delay, they have stated it should not be any more than two weeks after the original release date. This could be a fluid situation and you will need to remain patient.