Spring before starting an AP course

It’s time to start thinking about which AP courses grab your interest, and how they might start you on the right path to college and career success. Use this website to learn more about the AP Program, and discuss your plans with your parents, teachers, and AP coordinator.


Some AP teachers require you to complete work during the summer months to prepare for their courses. For example, AP English Literature and Composition might start you off with a reading list of great novels and plays. Make sure you complete these assignments so you're up to speed when the classes begin.


Talk to your AP teachers or AP coordinator about taking the AP Exams. Contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinator at your school if you will need testing accommodations.

February 22, 2019

Students with disabilities must submit requests for testing accommodations by this date.

March 1, 2019

Homeschooled students and students whose schools don't offer AP must contact AP Services by this date for a list of local AP coordinators and schools where they could arrange to test. Please note that in 2019-20, coordinators need to order exams for all students by November 15, 2019. If you’re homeschooled or taking an exam at another school, you’ll need to plan ahead to make sure a coordinator can order your exam(s) by this deadline. 

March 15, 2019

Homeschooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP must contact AP coordinators identified by AP Services by this date. Keep in mind that the deadline for 2019-20 AP Exams will be in the fall prior to the exam.  

May 2, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET

AP Capstone Diploma Program: Students must submit all final AP Seminar and AP Research performance tasks and all presentations must be scored by AP Seminar and AP Research teachers by May 2, 11:59 p.m. ET.

AP Computer Science Principles: Students must submit their performance tasks as final by May 2, 11:59 p.m. ET.

May 6-10 and
May 13-17, 2019

 Exam Dates

Week 1

Test Date

Morning (8 a.m.)

Afternoon (12 p.m.)

May 6

AP United States Government and Politics

AP Chinese Language and Culture

AP Environmental Science

May 7

AP Seminar
AP Spanish Language and Culture

AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

May 8

AP English Literature and

AP European History
AP French Language and Culture

May 9

AP Chemistry

AP Spanish Literature and Culture

AP German Language and Culture
AP Psychology

May 10

AP United States History

AP Computer Science Principles
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Studio Art: May 10, 8 p.m. ET is the last day for your school to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. Students should have forwarded their completed digital portfolios to their teachers well before this date.

Week 2

Test Date

Morning (8 a.m.)

Afternoon (12 p.m.)

May 13

AP Biology

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Special Exam time.
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
is the only exam given at 2 p.m.

May 14

AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

AP Art History
AP Human Geography

May 15

AP English Language and Composition

AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Macroeconomics

May 16

AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History

AP Statistics

May 17

AP Microeconomics
AP Music Theory

AP Computer Science A
AP Latin


June 15, 2019

Deadline for AP Services to receive students’ requests to change college score report recipients and to withhold or cancel scores for the college indicated on their 2019 AP registration answer sheet.


AP scores are released to designated colleges, students, and high schools.

Summer 2019

2019 AP Scholar Award, AP International Diploma, AP Capstone Award, and AP with WE Service Recognition recipients are notified via email and may go online to view and download their award certificates.

September 15, 2019

All requests for ordering 2019 free-response booklets must be received by this date.

October 31, 2019

Multiple-Choice Rescore Service for the 2019 AP Exam administration requests must be received by this date.