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Use this AP coordinator calendar to plan your school’s AP Exam administration and keep track of deadlines. For AP coordinator resources, including the AP Coordinator’s Manual, go to the AP coordinator resource library.

2021 Exam Dates

Visit 2021 Exam Dates to see the exam schedule for each AP subject.

Annual Calendar and Deadlines

  • Teachers access AP Classroom. On July 1, AP teachers can begin using AP Classroom for 2020-21.
  • Receive access code email. Principals and AP coordinators receive an email with the code coordinators need to verify their access to AP Registration and Ordering for this school year.
  • Access AP Registration and Ordering. Use the access code you received to log in to AP Registration and Orderingsee how. Complete initial setup, complete the AP Participation Form, and create any outstanding class sections in AP Registration and Ordering.
  • Students join class sections. Students join class sections using the join code they get for each section from their AP teachers or the AP coordinator.
  • Review the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1.
  • Make a plan for fee collection. If your school collects exam fees from students and families, determine how and when the fees will be collected this year. (Reminder: The deadline for exam payments to College Board remains June 15.) Read more about collecting fees.
  • Identify fee-reduction-eligible students. Determine when information will be available to identify students who are eligible for College Board AP Exam fee reductions—you’ll need to indicate these students in AP Registration and Ordering by April 30, 2021.
  • Share exam dates. Print or make copies of the 2021 AP Exam schedule and distribute it to teachers and administrators.
  • Meet with the SSD coordinator to discuss eligibility for students who need accommodations for the AP Exam. For exam ordering, you’ll need to know which students have approved or expected accommodations that require special exam formats. Learn more about accommodations.
  • Check if students will need late testing. Identify which students may need alternate exams for late testing.
  • Connect online. Join the AP Coordinator Community.
  • 10/2: Preferred ordering deadline. We recommend you ensure that student enrollments are completed by this date. See how to submit your order.
  • 10/15: Deadline for AP Course Audit administrators. Preferred date by which AP Course Audit administrators should renew previously authorized courses for the 2020-21 school year. They must correct any inaccuracies or omissions before the release of the AP Course Ledger on 11/1. Learn more about the AP Course Audit.
  • 11/13, 11:59 p.m. ET: Final ordering deadline. This is the deadline for the AP coordinator to submit the exam order for all full-year and first-semester AP courses, and all exam only sections. For details, go to Ordering Exam Materials.
  • AP Art and Design digital submission web application opens. Coordinators and teachers will receive an access email from the AP Program. Learn more about AP Art and Design.
  • The AP Course Ledger of authorized 2020-21 AP courses is available.
  • AP Summary Reports posted. 2020 U.S. State and National Summary Reports and the Canadian Summary Report are posted on the AP Data page.
  • 2020 AP large-volume rebate checks are mailed to the attention of AP coordinators who administered at least 150 exams.
  • 3/12, 11:59 p.m. ET: UPDATE: Ensure students who intend to test are in the student roster. By this date AP coordinators need to confirm in AP Registration and Ordering that their student roster is accurate and all students who plan to test during any exam administration have an Order Exam status of Yes, and submit updates, if any.
  • Check exam registrations. Before March 12, review any students listed as No or Undecided in AP Registration and Ordering and check with them to confirm their exam plans.
  • Determine exam administration time. Use the Estimated Timing Table in the 2020-21 AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2 to determine the total time needed for each exam administration.
  • Appoint the required number of proctors. Learn more about choosing proctors.
  • Distribute permission slips for students traveling to off-site testing locations.
  • AP Course Audit website begins accepting submissions for new courses offered for the 2021-22 school year. Learn more about AP Course Audit.
  • 4/1: UPDATE: Indicate paper and pencil exam orders. By this date, AP coordinators need to indicate paper and pencil exam orders for any administration and submit changes in AP Registration and Ordering. After April 1, AP coordinators can only shift students from digital to paper and pencil exams if shipping timeframes can accommodate that; AP coordinators can move students from paper and pencil to digital testing up to 7 calendar days before each digital exam. See Updating Your Exam Order for more.
  • 4/30, 11:59 p.m. ET: Deadline to indicate students’ fee reduction status in AP Registration and Ordering.
  • Receive exam materials. AP coordinators receive shipments of exam materials and AP ID label sheets. The AP ID label sheets will be sent in a separate shipment from your exam materials. Check all shipments for accuracy. Contact AP Services for Educators if there are any problems.
  • Hold a proctor training session. See the proctor training script in the 2020-21 AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 2.
  • Explain prohibited devices policy. Send a strong message to students that cell phones and other prohibited electronic devices aren’t allowed in the testing room.
  • Remind AP Art and Design teachers to forward students’ digital portfolios to you well in advance of the May 20, 11:59 p.m. ET deadline.
  • Arrange for the setup of desks, tables, and chairs, if needed. Learn more about seating policy.
  • Review the details of the exam schedule, proctors, rooms, and required equipment.
  • Meet with SSD coordinator to review the details of exams administered with accommodations. Learn more about accommodations.

Regularly Scheduled AP Exam Dates: May 3–7, May 10–14. See Exam Dates for the complete schedule.

Late-Testing Exam Dates: May 18–21.

  • 6/1: Deadline for AP Services to receive all exam materials.
  • 6/20: Deadline for students to indicate or change the recipient of their free score report through My AP. Students only indicate the recipient for their free score report through My AP.
  • 6/25: Postmark deadline for exam payment and invoices to the AP Program. Late payments incur a $225 fee. Learn more about the invoice process.
  • Enter 2022 AP Exam dates on 2021-22 school calendars.
  • Score release. AP score reports are available to designated colleges, students, high schools, and districts.