AP Students

AP Summer Homework

AP® Exams begin on Monday, May 11. We've outlined steps you should take to ensure your students are prepared to test.


Open the 2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.37 MB) and watch the overview video. The comprehensive guide will walk you through exam preparation, and the video gives a high-level overview of this year's exams.

Practice with the exam demo. Students now have access to an exam demo. Students 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.

Look at the required and recommended resource list so you know  what resources you can use during the exams and how to access them.

Two Days Before Each Exam

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE RECEIVED AND HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR E-TICKET. Two days before each exam, you will receive an email with your unique exam e-ticket that includes your AP ID. On exam day, use your e-ticket to access the exam. If you have not received your 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.

You must complete the AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each exam you are taking. Complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with you for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help you feel confident that you are set up for success.

On Exam Day

Click open your e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time. Students 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.  Pay close attention to your assigned time so you do not miss your exam!

Read your AP testing guide to know what to do if something goes wrong. If a you accidentally close the browser, the 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 have lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to their exam, or have experienced some other serious disruption.  You must submit your own makeup requests through the makeup link.  Bear Creek teachers and staff do not have access to request makeups and will not be able to assist you. 

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.

AP exam dates and test format information have been released by College Board.  Please check your College Board accounts for further information. 

AP CALCULUS STUDENTS will receive an additional update from Ms. Figueroa


AP EXAM DATES:  https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students



The health and safety of educators and students are the AP® Program's highest priorities. As schools and communities navigate the challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we'll support AP students with free, optional remote learning and at-home AP testing. These options will give students the opportunity to earn the college credit and placement they've been working toward all year.

The AP Program will invest heavily in solutions that are designed to be as simple and lightweight as possible for both students and teachers—without creating additional burdens for school leaders during this time.

AP Exam Administration

Students remain eager to take AP Exams and have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity.

The AP Program will invest heavily over the next month in the following ways:

For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Educator-led development committees are currently selecting the exam questions that will be administered.

Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.

AP curricula are locally developed and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.

Students will be able to take these streamlined exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. Taking a photo of handwritten work will also be an option.

We recognize that the digital divide could prevent some low-income and rural students from participating. Working with partners, we'll invest so these students have the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach us directly to let us know.

We'll continue to support students with free resources through exam day. And while we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge.


Daily Online Review AP Classes

Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. These mobile-friendly classes are:

Designed to be used alongside work that may be given by schools.

Recorded and will be available on-demand so teachers and students can access them any time.

Not dependent on current AP teachers continuing instruction. We know many AP teachers now face challenges that would make that impossible.

Information about the reduced scope of content that will be covered on each 2020 AP Exam is currently posted on AP Central®. The specific test dates and the free-response question types will all be posted by April 3. We'll also unlock any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam.