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Use this timeline to plan ahead, access AP support for educators and students, and keep track of deadlines throughout the 2020-21 school year.

For a more in-depth view for managing your AP program, refer to the AP coordinator calendar.

  1. 2020

    August–September

    Get Updates on 2021 AP Exams

    2021 AP Exams will cover the full content in each course, and the $40 cancellation/unused exam fee is waived this year.

  2. 2020

    August–September: First Week of School

    Set up AP Registration and Ordering and Complete AP Participation Form

  3. 2020

    August–September: First Week of School

    Create Class Sections and Share Join Codes with Students

  4. 2020

    August–September: First Week of School

    Access AP Classroom

    AP teachers should sign in to AP Classroom and access free digital resources to give their students daily instruction, practice, and feedback.

  5. 2020

    September 1

    AP Daily Videos Launch

    AP teachers can access these on-demand, short videos in AP Classroom. Assign them to students as homework and save class time for focused discussion and collaboration.

  6. 2020

    September–November

    Attend AP Workshops for Teachers

    AP subject workshops give AP teachers deeper insight into their course as well as ready-to-use teaching strategies and pedagogical tools.

  7. 2020

    September–April

    Attend AP Webinars for Teachers

    Both new and experienced AP teachers can find useful guidance in webinars that help them enrich instruction in any learning environment.

  8. 2020

    September–April

    Attend AP Webinars for Coordinators

    Topics of AP coordinator webinars include exam registration, student enrollment, exam ordering, and the AP Exam administration.

  9. 2020

    September

    Begin Using AP Classroom Resources

    Teachers can incorporate AP Daily videos and topic questions in their instruction as soon as class begins.

  10. 2020

    October 1

    Preferred Deadline: AP Capstone and AP Computer Science Principles Course Audit

    This is the recommended date to renew or submit materials in AP Course Audit for AP Capstone and AP Computer Science Principles courses.

  11. 2020

    October 2

    Preferred Deadline: AP Exam Ordering

    This is the recommended date for student enrollments to be completed in AP Registration and Ordering.

  12. 2020

    October 15

    Preferred Deadline: Renew Previously Authorized Courses in AP Course Audit

    This is the recommended date to renew courses that have been previously authorized in AP Course Audit for the 2020-21 school year.

  13. 2020

    October

    Continue Using AP Classroom Resources

    AP teachers should add the use of progress checks while continuing to use AP Daily Videos and topic questions in their instruction.

  14. 2020

    November 13

    • 11:59 p.m. ET

    Final Deadline: AP Exam Ordering

    Submit the exam order for all full-year and first-semester AP courses and all exam only sections by this deadline. AP is waiving unused/canceled exam fees—but not the late-ordering fee—for 2021 orders.

  15. 2020

    November–December

    Continue Using AP Classroom Resources

    AP teachers should add the use of their progress dashboard while continuing to use AP Daily videos, topic questions, and progress checks for each unit.

  16. 2021

    January–May

    Continue Using AP Classroom Resources

    Teachers should keep using AP Daily videos, topic questions, progress checks, and the progress dashboard while adding more student practice with AP released and practice questions.

  17. 2021

    January

    Create Second-Semester Class Sections and Enroll Students

  18. 2021

    January 15

    Submit Accommodations Requests to Services for Students with Disabilities

  19. 2021

    January 31

    Submit AP Course Audit Materials for Course Authorization and Renewal

  20. 2021

    February–April

    Attend AP Workshops for Teachers

    AP subject workshops give AP teachers deeper insight into their course as well as ready-to-use teaching strategies and pedagogical tools.

  21. 2021

    March 1

    AP Course Audit Opens for the 2021-22 School Year

    Teachers begin submitting course materials and AP Course Audit administrators begin approving course audit forms and renewing previously authorized courses for the 2021-22 school year.

  22. 2021

    March 12

    • 11:59 p.m. ET

    AP Exam Spring Course Orders and Fall Order Changes

    AP coordinators should submit any changes to existing exam orders or submit new exam orders in AP Registration and Ordering by this deadline.

  23. 2021

    April

    Schools Receive Student AP ID Label Sheets and AP Exam Materials

  24. 2021

    April 30

    • 11:59 p.m. ET

    Finalize Student Fee Reduction Status in AP Registration and Ordering

  25. 2021

    May 3–7

    Administer AP Exams, Week 1

    If social distancing is still necessary at this time, AP will offer schools additional options to ensure all students can be tested across multiple dates in May.

  26. 2021

    May 10–14

    Administer AP Exams, Week 2

  27. 2021

    May 18–21

    Late Testing Dates for AP Exams

  28. 2021

    May 20

    • 11:59 p.m. ET

    Submit AP Art and Design Portfolios

    AP Art and Design students must submit their portfolios via the AP Art and Design digital submission web application by this deadline.

  29. 2021

    May 20

    • 11:59 p.m. ET

    Submit AP Seminar, AP Research and AP Computer Science Principles Performance Tasks

    AP students taking the exam in these courses must submit their performance tasks as final via AP Digital Portfolio by this deadline.

  30. 2021

    June 1

    AP Services Must Receive Exam Materials from Schools

  31. 2021

    June 15

    Postmark Deadline: Return AP Exam Invoices and Payment

  32. 2021

    June 20

    Students Use Free Score Sends

  33. 2021

    July

    AP Scores Released

    AP score reports are available to designated colleges, students, high schools, and districts.