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The Complete CollegeVine Calendar for Advanced Placement Exams
If you’re gearing up for AP season like we are here at CollegeVine, you probably have a general idea of the dates to keep in mind. Your teachers may have already informed you of relevant test dates on your course syllabus, you may have taken a peak at the calendar of AP exams online, or maybe you’ve done a quick Google search to check that none of your tests conflict. Whatever the case may be, it’s important that both enrolled students and self-study students think well in advance to plan their studying, ensure timely exam registration, and check the deadlines for online submissions. Because it can be difficult to find all of that information in one place, CollegeVine is here to help with our Complete CollegeVine Calendar for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.
FALL 2016: Enrolled students begin AP courses in high schools across the country. Courses are also available online through various virtual high school educators.
NOVEMBER 30, 2016: This is the deadline for AP Research Project Proposal approval by AP Research teachers. You will need to have submitted your proposal well in advance.
EARLY JANUARY 2017: Stimulus texts for the AP Seminar Research-Based Essay and Presentation are released by the College Board.
JANUARY 2017: This is a smart time to begin the conversation about registering for AP exams. Enrolled students are advised to talk with their AP teachers. Students who are homeschooled or self-studying should start the process for finding a test administration in which they can participate. Though this isn’t a formal deadline, it’s always best to start early.
JANUARY 2017: Contact your school’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinator if you believe you will qualify for and benefit from testing accommodations. If you choose to pursue your application without the involvement of your school, or you are homeschooled, now is the time to begin researching the process. You should aim to submit a request for testing accommodations by the end of January.
FEBRUARY 17, 2017: This is the absolute deadline for submitting completed requests for testing accommodations. Keep in mind that if you wait until this day and submit an incomplete request, it will be denied.
FEBRUARY 28, 2017: The College Board strongly recommends that AP Seminar students complete the first of two performance tasks by this date. Although it does not have to be officially submitted until April 30, you will be better prepared to undertake your subsequent performance tasks if you are finished with the Team Multimedia Presentation and Defense by this date.
MARCH 1, 2017: This is the deadline for students who plan to take an AP exam but are not formally enrolled in a class to contact AP Services to obtain a list of local AP coordinators and schools where they could arrange to test. Enrolled students should confirm their testing registration by this date in case they need to make other plans.
MARCH 15, 2017: This is the deadline for homeschooled or self-study students to contact outside AP coordinators to arrange testing. If you have not yet found a school willing to test outside students, you will not be able to take the exam.
APRIL 15, 2017: AP Research and AP Seminar students should have completed all through-course performance tasks by this date. Though the deadline for submissions is still two weeks away, this leaves time for your teacher to score your work prior to the formal submission date.
APRIL 30, 2017: This is the final submission deadline for AP Research, AP Seminar, and AP Computer Science Principles performance tasks. Your teacher will most likely require that these be turned in earlier, particularly in the case of AP Research and AP Seminar tasks that must be graded by him or her prior to being submitted.
MAY 1 – 12, 2017: AP Exam Administrations. See Calendar Below.
MAY 5, 2017: This is the last day for your school to submit digital portfolios for AP Studio Arts classes, and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. You should have forwarded your completed digital portfolios to your teacher well before this date.
8 AM TESTING
12 PM TESTING
Monday, May 1
AP Environmental Science
Tuesday, May 2
AP Computer Science A
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Art History
AP Physics 1: Algebra-based
Wednesday, May 3
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Thursday, May 4
AP United States Government and Politics
AP Chinese Language and Culture
Friday, May 5
AP German Language and Culture
AP United States History
AP Computer Science Principles
Monday, May 8
AP Music Theory
AP Physics C: Mechanics
Special Exam time, 2 PM: AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Tuesday, May 9
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP French Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Wednesday, May 10
AP English Language and Composition
AP Italian Language and Culture
Thursday, May 11
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History
Friday, May 12
AP Human Geography
AP European History
MAY 12, 2017: This is the deadline for your school to request an alternate test to be used during the late-testing period. If you had a time conflict, could not test due to illness or injury, or missed an exam for any other reason, make sure that your teacher or your AP coordinator is aware of your situation as soon as possible, and definitely before this date.
EARLY JUNE, 2017: AP Seminar students who are continuing on to AP Research in the fall semester should begin to consider possible AP Research project ideas and clarify the expectations for summer work with their AP Seminar or AP Research teacher.
JUNE 15, 2017: This is the deadline to submit a written request to AP Services to change college score report recipients, or to withhold or cancel scores for the current year’s exam administration.
EARLY JULY 2017: AP Score Reports are released to students, high schools, and designated colleges.
EARLY JULY 2017: Original artwork submitted for AP Studio Arts portfolios will be returned to students around this time.
MID-JULY to LATE AUGUST, 2017: Score Reports are released students, high schools, and designated colleges to late-testing exams.
AUGUST 2017: AP Scholar Awards and International Diplomas are released online.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2017: This is the official deadline to request your free-response booklet.
OCTOBER 31, 2017: Requests to rescore the multiple-choice section of your exam must be received by this date.