• Taking the AP Exams (May 2020). Updated April 29, 2020.

  • AP Online Exam Schedule May 2020

    Exam Start Times: 


    Pacific Time: 9:00 a.m.


    Pacific Time: 11:00 a.m.

    Pacific Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Mon, May 11

    Physics C: Mechanics

    Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

    United States Government and Politics

    Tues, May 12

    Latin

    Calculus AB

     

    Calculus BC

    Human Geography

    Wed, May 13

    Physics 2: Algebra-Based

    English Literature and Composition

    European History

    Thurs, May 14

    Spanish Literature and Culture

    Chemistry

    Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    Fri, May 15

    Art History

    United States History

    Computer Science A

    Mon, May 18

    Chinese Language and Culture

    Biology

    Environmental Science

    Tues, May 19

    Music Theory

    Psychology

    Japanese Language and Culture

     

    Italian Language and Culture

    Wed, May 20

    German Language and Culture

    English Language and Composition

    Microeconomics

    Thurs, May 21

    French Language and Culture

    World History: Modern

    Macroeconomics

    Fri, May 22

    Comparative Government and Politics

    Statistics

    Spanish Language and Culture

  • Testing Demo: This will be available May 4. Students should use the demo before testing to ensure that your device works and that you are able to access the actual test.

    How to Take the Test:

    • You will receive your e-ticket by email two days before each test. On exam day, you’ll need this e-ticket to check in to your exam.
      • Each exam will have a unique ticket
      • You can also access your e-ticket in your student account on My AP (myap.collegeboard.org)
    • Each e-ticket is personalized to YOU and is not transferable
    • DON’T SHARE your e-ticket with anyone—you could lose your chance to test.
    • The AP Program can’t accept any additional exam registrations, so if you are not already registered, you won’t be able to test. Please email Dr. Grose at Nicole.Grose@washoeschools.net if you are not sure if you’re registered for an exam.
    • Make sure to save your May e-ticket email in case you need to request a makeup exam.
    • Unless there is a significant conflict, students should test in May so they have the June dates as a backup if they have any disruptions.
    • If you can’t test on one of the May dates, don’t use your e-ticket for that exam—you’ll automatically receive a different e-ticket for makeup testing in June.

    How to Submit your Response

    Exam questions will be viewed by students in a web browser, like Chrome. Students will type or write their responses outside that browser. They can choose one of three options to submit responses: copy and paste a typed response, attached a typed response, attach one or more photos of a handwritten response.

    • Option 1: Copy-and-paste a typed response, and then click SUBMIT
      • Best device to use: laptop or desktop computer
      • Type your response in a Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Notes, or similar application. Do not include any images. Save your work often.
      • Type your AP ID and initials at the top of the response.
      • When the timer has 5 minutes remaining, copy-and-paste your response into the space indicated, and click Submit.
      • Exam day setup: side-by-side windows
        • Window 1—Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge in which the exam question(s) will appear after you click on your e-ticket
          • Displays test question(s)
          • Displays timer
          • Use to paste and submit typed response
        • Window 2—Where you type your document: a Google Doc, Microsoft Word, Notes, etc.
      • Option 2: Attach a document and then click SUBMIT
        • Best device to use: laptop or desktop computer
        • Type your response in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Notes, or a similar application. Don’t include images. Save your work often.
        • Save your document in one of these accepted file formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .odt
        • Type your AP ID and initials at the top of the response
        • When the timer has 5 minutes remaining, attach your responses and click Submit.
        • If your exam has two questions, you must create, save, attach, and submit two separate documents, one for each question.
        • Exam day setup: side-by-side windows
          • Window 1—Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge in which the exam question(s) will appear after you click on your e-ticket
            • Displays test question(s)
            • Displays timer
            • Use to paste and submit typed response
          • Window 2—Where you type your document: a Google Doc, Microsoft Word, Notes, etc.
        • Option 3: Attach photos of handwritten response and click SUBMIT
          • Best device to use: smartphone or tablet
          • Write your AP ID, initials, and page number at the top of EACH page of the response.
          • Write your response clearly with dark pen or pencil.
          • When the timer has 5 minutes remaining, take a photo of your response in vertical orientation, i.e., not landscape.
          • One page per photo. If your response is longer than one page, you’ll need to attach multiple photos (maximum of 5 photos per test question) before clicking
          • Make sure to attach all of your pages before you click Submit.
          • Acceptable file formats: .png, .jpg, .jpeg

    Music and world language and culture exams:

    • Music Theory Exam
      • Best device to use: smartphone or tablet
      • Before the exam
      • On exam day
        • Copy by hand portions of Question 1 onto your answer sheet, and then complete the question.
        • Take a photo of your completed answer sheet, attach it, and click Submit before time expires for Question 1.
        • Follow the directions to record your melodies for Question, pausing when instructed to ensure that both melodies are included in a single audio file.
          • Accepted file formats: .m4a, .mp3, .wav, .ogg
        • Attach your file and click Submit before
      • World Language Exams
        • Required device: iOS or Android tablet or smartphone; these exams CANNOT be taken on laptop or desktop computers.
        • World language and culture exams consist of speaking tasks only.
        • Before the exam, you must download the free AP World Languages Exam App—available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
          • Practice using the app (before exam day, the app is in practice mode).
          • If asked, grant the app permission to access your microphone.
        • Headphones with microphone are permitted but not required.
        • Exam day readiness check
          • Make sure your tablet or phone can access the internet
          • Make sure the AP World Languages Exam App is closed on your device before you click your e-ticket to get started
        • Taking the exam:
          • Check in to your exam with your e-ticket on the device that has the AP World Languages Exam App installed. Complete any requested information.
          • When prompted, select Start my Exam to launch the app and compete your exam.
          • If asked, grant the app permission to access your microphone
          • The app will automatically record your response and submit them.

    Testing with Accommodations

    • If you have already been approved for accommodations, you don’t need to submit any further requests.
    • Extended time will be provided through the online exam.

    Art and Design 2D, 3D, or Drawing and Computer Science Principles

    • Portfolio submissions are due May 26, 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (8:59 PM Pacific).

    Five Steps to Take Before Exam Day

    1. Review your contact information
    2. Check your Tech
    3. Practice Submitting your Response
    4. Gather What you Need for Each Exam
    5. Receive your Exam Confirmation and E-Ticket Emails

     AP Testing Guide