How many exams can a student take in a single year?

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Students may take as many AP Exams as they want in any year with the following qualifications:

  • A student may not take an exam more than once in the same year; however, a student may repeat an exam in a subsequent year.
  • For AP Calculus: Students may not take both AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC within the same year.
  • For AP Art and Design: A student may submit more than one AP Art and Design Portfolio Exam, but each must be a different type of portfolio. For example, a student can’t submit two AP Drawing Portfolio Exams in the same year.
  • For AP Capstone: AP Research doesn’t have an end-of-course exam, but an exam must be ordered for each student enrolled in the course for their performance task to be scored by College Board. AP Seminar end-of-course exams are only available to students at schools participating in the AP Capstone Diploma ™ program.

Note: Recent research shows that taking and performing well on more than five AP Exams during high school does not markedly alter first-year college grades and four-year degree completion rates.