Advanced Placement (AP) Testing - May 2020


In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the College Board has adapted this year’s Advanced Placement examinations. Students will be able to take exams from home on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. The following will detail the revised testing schedule, changes to the exam format, resources available to students and families, etc.

Exam Dates 

  • Exams will be given from May 11-22
  • Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1-5. These are only in the case of an emergency and must be approved by the school site. 
  • Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide
  • Please see the full exam schedule and subject-specific exam information page

Exam Format

  • Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the time given for each question. For subject-specific exam information, please visit the full exam schedule and subject-specific exam information page
  • Students who have been designated to receive testing accommodations by their A.P. Coordinators will be able to take this year’s online AP® Exams with College Board–approved accommodations. Please visit the accommodations webpage for further details about specific accommodations.

Exam Scores and College Credit

  • Students' work will be scored by the College Board’s network of college faculty and AP teachers
  • Scores will be reported on a 1–5 scale and scores will be released as close to the usual July timeframe as possible
  • The College Board is confident that the vast majority of higher ed institutions will award college credit as they have in the past.

Exam Security

  • This year's AP Exams will be open book/open note.
  • Students taking the exams may not work with any other individuals during the testing period.
  • The College Board has tools in place to prevent and detect cheating.
  • Students attempting to gain an unfair advantage will either be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled, and their high school will be notified as will colleges or other organizations. They may also be barred from taking other College Board exams, such as SATs and ACTs. 




A.P. Coordinators' Contact Information
Please contact the A.P.Coordinator from your school site with any questions you might have. 
Artesia High School Christina Trujillo
Cerritos High School Rocio Gomez
Gahr High School Sue Im
Whitney High School Cassandra Alves