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 23, 2018

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

March 1, 2018

Home-schooled 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.

March 15, 2018

Home-schooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP must contact AP coordinators identified by AP Services by this date.

April 30, 2018

AP Capstone: Students must submit all final AP Seminar and AP Research performance tasks and those tasks must be scored by AP Seminar and AP Research teachers by April 30.

AP Computer Science Principles: Students must submit all final performance tasks by April 30.

May 7-11 and
May 14-18, 2018

 Exam Dates

Week 1

Test Date Morning (8 AM) Afternoon (12 PM)
May 7
AP Chemistry
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
AP Psychology
May 8
AP Seminar
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Art History
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
May 9
AP English Literature and
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
May 10
AP United States Government and Politics AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP Environmental Science
May 11
AP German Language and Culture
AP United States History
AP Computer Science Principles

Studio Art: May 11th 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 AM) Afternoon (12 PM)
May 14
AP Biology
AP Music Theory

AP Physics C: Mechanics

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

May 15
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP French Language and Culture
AP Computer Science A
May 16
AP English Language and Composition AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Macroeconomics
May 17
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History
AP Statistics
May 18
AP Human Geography
AP Microeconomics
AP European History
AP Latin

June 15, 2018

AP Services must receive written requests to change college score report recipients and to withhold or cancel scores for the current year's exam administration by this date.


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

AP Scholar Awards and International Diplomas are available online.

September 15, 2018

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

October 31, 2018

Multiple-Choice Rescore Service requests must be received by this date.