2020-2021 AP Exams: What We Know

As we head into Spring 2021, many students are wondering what this May’s AP Exams are going to look like. Will they return to the full-length exams of previous years or be similar to last year’s streamlined, shortened version of the traditional tests? Will they be offered in person or digitally? 

Recently, College Board shed a bit of light on the 2020-2021 AP testing season. While details are still murky, the preliminary announcement offers a few points of clarity:

  • In-person full-length AP Exams can be offered at your respective school “if health and safety conditions allow.”

  • If schools are unable to offer traditional in-person testing, then there will be a full-length digital contingency exam made available for at-home testing. 

  • No fees will be enforced for cancellations. 

  • There will be two backup testing dates (late May and early June) provided.

More information is expected to be released concerning contingency testing dates in early February.

What does this mean?

  • Don’t throw out your Multiple Choice study questions. The 2020-2021 AP exams will include both the multiple choice and the free response sections of the test. 

  • You’ll be able to take the full-length exam (typically around three hours) whether or not your school is hosting in-person testing.

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