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AP Exam Update as of 4/3/20

April 3, 2020


Parents and students,


The College Board released a lot of information today concerning this year's AP exams. There are many details that are test specific and individual teachers are currently exploring what this means for their classes/students. The most important information that I wanted to share at this point is the newly scheduled test days and times. You can find the schedule here. I've also pasted an image below. A quick recap and update of bullet points are listed below. I encourage you to examine the College Board website for more details. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions. Teachers will begin communicating class specific information this week. We are committed to making sure students are prepared for the exam and comfortable with the new format.  


  • Exams are administered at home and are open note, open book
  • Most exams will include a 25-minute free response question with 5 minutes to upload, followed by a 15-minute free response question with another 5 minutes to upload. Once a question is submitted a student cannot go back to it.
  • Students who were registered as needing extended time will automatically have extended time with the new exam platform.
  • The AP youtube channel has daily live lessons for most subject areas.
  • Exam details
    • Students will need training for the new exam format (more details coming soon)
    • Items not submitted by the end of the time won't be scored
    • Students will be able to type or handwrite responses. 
    • Students may consult any texts or internet resources. Students cannot collaborate with another test taker, adviser, tutor, or parent.
    • Incidents of cheating are sent by College Board to all institutions that a student requested to have their SAT and AP scores sent
    • Students must open the exam on the same device they plan to submit the exam.
    • A school coordinator will determine and give permission to any student needing to take the late test. 
  • Exam FAQs: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/faqs


Thank you and please reach out with any questions. I will do my best to find answers.

Mr. Lorenzen

Upper School Dean of Academics