- If you are in need of a device to take the exam, as the exams will be administered online this year, please email the AP coordinators, Mrs. Pat Bonitatibus at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Carlos Franco at email@example.com directly and as soon as possible.
The AP® World Languages Exam App is now available for you and your students to download on a smartphone (iPhone® or Android™) or tablet (iPad® or Android). Download the free app from either the Apple® App Store or Google Play™:
Students should download the app as soon as possible to the phone or tablet they plan to use for their AP world language and culture exam(s). This will give them time to make sure they can download the app to their device and to use it in practice mode to become comfortable with how the app works before their scheduled exam day. All content in practice mode is in English.
- AP Exams: For up to date information regarding AP exams, including live streamed daily review courses in all subjects, please visit the College Board's website for AP students here.
- New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist.
- Online AP Classes and Review Sessions prep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.
- If any of you are having difficulty receiving College Board emails, please review the the "Confirm your email address" page on the College Board's website.
- 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist: Students should complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.
- AP Exam Demo (available May 4): AP students should use the clickable exam demo to practice the different ways to submit their exam responses. The demo will help students confirm that their testing device will be able to access and run the online exam. If students can’t access the demo, the final slide of the Testing Guide can help them troubleshoot. The sample content in the demo will be the same for all users and isn't a practice exam. The College Board will send students an email to remind them when the demo is available.
The following link provides a video walkthrough of the 2020 AP exam experience and also allows you to take an interactive demo of the online AP exam.
- Webinar for parents: The College Board has recorded a previously hosted webinar for parents: Helping Your Student Prepare for AP Exams
- World Language Exams: Please click here for important information regarding the French, Spanish Language and Culture exams.
- Music Theory Exams: Please click here for important information regarding the Music Theory exam.
- Information for students with accommodations for 2020 AP exams can be found here. There is additional guidance below from the College Board regarding extended time. Please review if you receive an accommodation of extended time.
Because the exam is shorter and the system students will use is new, all students approved for extended time will receive online AP Exams enabled with 100% extended time. This will automatically appear on the timer within the exam(s) for all students approved for extended time.
For one-question exams, students will receive 100 minutes to craft, attach/paste, and submit their response.
For two-question exams, students will receive 60 minutes to craft, attach/paste, and submit their response to the first question, and then 40 minutes to craft, attach/paste, and submit their response to the second question.
Please be aware of the following:
Students don't need to use the full time provided to write their responses, and they can submit their responses whenever they're ready to do so during the exam. Spending more time than necessary on a response is unlikely to provide any score benefits.
For exams with two questions, the second question won't appear until the 60 minutes for the first question has elapsed. Students shouldn't refresh their browser—they should simply wait until the timer runs out and the next question appears.
The extended time includes 10 minutes to attach/paste the response and click Submit. However, students will only receive an onscreen reminder to submit their response when there are 5 minutes remaining. Therefore, if a student thinks they'll need more than 5 minutes to attach/paste and submit their response, they shouldn't wait for the onscreen reminder to start the submission process.
Exception: If a student is approved for extended time in listening or speaking and is taking a spoken AP world language and culture exam, they'll receive the approved amount of extended time—50% or 100%—to prepare their responses for each task, as follows:◦
French, German, Italian, and Spanish Language and Culture—For 50% extended time: For Task 1 students have 3 minutes total to prepare for the conversation, and for Task 2 they have 13 minutes total to prepare for the presentation. For 100% extended time: For Task 1 students have 5 minutes total to prepare for the conversation, and for Task 2 they have 22 minutes total to prepare for the presentation.◦
Chinese and Japanese Language and Culture—For 50% extended time: For Task 1 students have 3 minutes total to prepare for the conversation, and for Task 2 they have 10 minutes total to prepare for the presentation. For 100% extended time: For Task 1 students have 4 minutes total to prepare for the conversation, and for Task 2 they have 16 minutes total to prepare for the presentation.
Note: Any students approved this week for an accommodation that requires extended time will receive an email from Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) informing them that they need to test during the June makeup testing window and that they shouldn't use their May e-ticket.
The chart below shows which types of extended time apply to which exam subjects.
Type of Extended Time Applicable Exams Math Biology, Calculus AB/BC, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Statistics Listening, Speaking Music Theory, spoken World Languages Reading, Writing All subjects except for spoken World Languages