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The Complete 2018 AP Exam Calendar
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 Name||Test Date||Test Time|
|Chemistry||Monday, May 7||8 AM|
|Spanish Literature and Culture||Monday, May 7||8 AM|
|Psychology||Monday, May 7||12 PM|
|Seminar||Tuesday, May 8||8 AM|
|Spanish Language and Culture||Tuesday, May 8||8 AM|
|Art History||Tuesday, May 8||12 PM|
|Physics 1: Algebra-Based||Tuesday, May 8||12 PM|
|English Literature and Composition||Wednesday, May 9||8 AM|
|Japanese Language and Culture||Wednesday, May 9||12 PM|
|Physic 2: Algebra-Based||Wednesday, May 9||12 PM|
|United States Government and||Thursday, May 10||8 AM|
|Chinese Language and Culture||Thursday, May 10||12 PM|
|Environmental Science||Thursday, May 10||12 PM|
|German Language and Culture||Friday, May 11||8 AM|
|United States History||Friday, May 11||8 AM|
|Computer Science Principles||Friday, May 11||12 PM|
|Biology||Monday, May 14||8 AM|
|Music Theory||Monday, May 14||8 AM|
|Physics C: Mechanics||Monday, May 14||12 PM|
|Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism||Monday, May 14||2 PM|
|Calculus AB||Tuesday, May 15||8 AM|
|Calculus BC||Tuesday, May 15||8 AM|
|French Language and Culture||Tuesday, May 15||12 PM|
|Computer Science A||Tuesday, May 15||12 PM|
|English Language and Composition||Wednesday, May 16||8 AM|
|Italian Language and Culture||Wednesday, May 16||12 PM|
|Macroeconomics||Wednesday, May 16||12 PM|
|Comparative Government and Politics||Thursday, May 17||8 AM|
|World History||Thursday, May 17||8 AM|
|Statistics||Thursday, May 17||12 PM|
|Human Geography||Friday, May 18||8 AM|
|Microeconomics||Friday, May 18||8 AM|
|European History||Friday, May 18||12 PM|
|Latin||Friday, May 18||12 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.
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:
To learn more about individual AP exams, take a look at our series of Ultimate Guides: