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If you’re like many high school students, with the second semester now underway your thoughts may be turning to the end of the year. Specifically, you might be starting to think about AP exams, and you’re right to do so. Whether you’re enrolled in AP classes or planning to self study for AP exams, now is a great time to turn your eye towards the AP calendar.

 

Each year, AP exams are administered over a two week period in May. In 2018, the tests will begin on May 7 and, with the exception of specially administered late exams, they will wrap up on May 18. Because different tests are administered on different dates and at different times, you’ll need to plan well in advance to accommodate the tests you want to take.

 

In this post, we’ll present the complete 2018 AP Exam Calendar along with our favorite advice for AP exam prep. With the holidays behind us and the new year underway, ’tis the season to think about spring testing. Are you ready?

 

Complete 2018 AP Exam Calendar*

 

Test NameTest DateTest Time
ChemistryMonday, May 78 AM
Spanish Literature and CultureMonday, May 78 AM
PsychologyMonday, May 712 PM
SeminarTuesday, May 88 AM
Spanish Language and CultureTuesday, May 88 AM
Art HistoryTuesday, May 812 PM
Physics 1: Algebra-BasedTuesday, May 812 PM
English Literature and CompositionWednesday, May 98 AM
Japanese Language and CultureWednesday, May 912 PM
Physic 2: Algebra-BasedWednesday, May 912 PM
United States Government andThursday, May 108 AM
Chinese Language and CultureThursday, May 1012 PM
Environmental ScienceThursday, May 1012 PM
German Language and CultureFriday, May 118 AM
United States HistoryFriday, May 118 AM
Computer Science PrinciplesFriday, May 1112 PM
BiologyMonday, May 148 AM
Music TheoryMonday, May 148 AM
Physics C: MechanicsMonday, May 1412 PM
Physics C: Electricity and MagnetismMonday, May 142 PM
Calculus ABTuesday, May 158 AM
Calculus BCTuesday, May 158 AM
French Language and CultureTuesday, May 1512 PM
Computer Science ATuesday, May 1512 PM
English Language and CompositionWednesday, May 168 AM
Italian Language and CultureWednesday, May 1612 PM
MacroeconomicsWednesday, May 1612 PM
Comparative Government and PoliticsThursday, May 178 AM
World HistoryThursday, May 178 AM
StatisticsThursday, May 1712 PM
Human GeographyFriday, May 188 AM
MicroeconomicsFriday, May 188 AM
European HistoryFriday, May 1812 PM
LatinFriday, May 1812 PM

 

*This data is taken from the CollegeBoard AP Calendar

 

Also keep in mind that if you are an AP Studio Art student, your portfolio is due online by Friday, May 11. Your teachers or coordinators must upload your digital portfolio by 8 PM EDT and hold the portfolio assembly for 2-D Design and Drawing by this date.

 

Also keep in mind that AP Seminar End-of-Course Exams are available only to students enrolled in the AP Capstone Program. You may not self- study for this test. For more information about the AP Capstone Program, see our post An Introduction to the AP Capstone Diploma.

 

Finally, if you identify a scheduling conflict in your exam schedule, talk to a teacher or counsellor as soon as possible. The College Board will coordinate late testing dates if your situation necessitates one, but you will need to apply to do so. You can find more information about late testing on the Late Testing Dates page.

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AP Exam Tips and Strategies

 

If just looking at the test schedule makes you dizzy, don’t worry. AP exams are intimidating to many students at first. Luckily, if you approach each exam individually and use our time-proven study guides and test strategies, you’ll be ready on AP exam day.

 

For general information about registering for AP exams and what to expect on test day, check out these tips:

 

What Should I Bring to My AP Exam? (And What Should I Definitely Leave At Home?)

How to Register for AP Exams (Even If You Didn’t Take the Class)

AP Exam Scores: All Your Questions Answered

 

To learn more about individual AP exams, take a look at our series of Ultimate Guides:

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Seminar Course and Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Research Course and Assessment

  

Ultimate Guide to the Art History AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the Music Theory AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Studio Arts Portfolio

 

Ultimate Guide to the English Literature and Composition AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the English Language and Composition AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to World History AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the US History AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to European History AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Psychology Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the Comparative Government and Politics Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Microeconomics AP Exam.

 

Ultimate Guide to the Macroeconomics AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Calculus AB Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Calculus BC Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Statistics Exam

 

The Ultimate Guide to the AP Computer Science A Exam

 

The Ultimate Guide to the New Computer Science Principles Course Exam & Performance Tasks

 

Ultimate Guide to the Environmental Science AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Physics 1 Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Physics 2 Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the Chemistry AP Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Latin Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the Chinese Language and Culture Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP German Language and Culture Exam

 

Ultimate Guide to the AP French Language and Culture Exam

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Kate Sundquist

Kate Sundquist

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Kate Koch-Sundquist is a graduate of Pomona College where she studied sociology, psychology, and writing before going on to receive an M.Ed. from Lesley University. After a few forays into living abroad and afloat (sometimes at the same time), she now makes her home north of Boston where she works as a content writer and, with her husband, raises two young sons who both inspire her and challenge her on a daily basis.
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