Dear AP Students and Parents;

As you all know, the AP testing window starts by May 11. Here are a few steps you should take to make sure that you are prepared for the test. Your AP Instructors will be posting some information at your Google classrooms as well. I highly recommend you check the documents and read all message below.

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

I would like to encourage you to practice with the exam demoThe 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.

Here is the required and recommended resource list for the students. This is crucial to make sure you know what resources you can use during your exams and how you can access them.

Two Days Before Each Exam

Please confirm your e-ticket. Two days before each exam, students will receive an email with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, students will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If a student hasn’t received their exam e-ticket by email, they can access it through their student account on My AP. E-tickets are non transferable and shouldn’t be shared with anyone. Students who haven’t been receiving College Board emails still have time to confirm their contact information.

I would like to remind the students to complete the AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each exam they’re taking. Students should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with them for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help students feel confident they’re set up for success.

On Exam Day

Please click your e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time. Students should allot 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter their AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit their responses. Make sure you know their local testing time, since each subject’s exam will be taken simultaneously worldwide.

Please ensure to know what to do if something goes wrong. If a student accidentally closes the browser, their device crashes, or they temporarily lose internet access, they can quickly click their exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. They should continue the exam, and if they feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted their performance, they can request approval to take the makeup exam at cb.org/requestmakeup. Students can also request a makeup exam if they’ve lost too much time due to a technical problem, can’t connect to their exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.