Kate Sundquist 5 min read AP Guides, Standardized Tests

The Complete CollegeVine Calendar for Advanced Placement Exams 2019

Advanced Placement exams may seem a long ways off, but there are actually many important AP exam deadlines throughout the year.

 

If you’re enrolled in an AP class, your teacher may have already informed you of test dates, or you may have taken a peek at the calendar of AP exams online. Perhaps you’ve even done a quick Google search to check that none of your tests conflict.

 

Whatever the case may be, it’s important that both enrolled and self-study students think well in advance. This way, you’ll have plenty of time for AP studying, timely exam registration, and online submissions. Although it can be difficult to find all of that information in one place, CollegeVine is here to help with our Complete Calendar for Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.

We’ll offer separate calendars for enrolled and self-study students, as well as classes that include performance-based assessments. If you belong to all three categories, make sure to reach each one carefully!

 

Important Dates Leading Up to AP Exams for Enrolled Students

 

FALL 2018: Enrolled students begin AP courses in high schools across the country. Courses are also available online through various virtual high school educators.

 

JANUARY 2019: A smart time to begin the conversation about registering for AP exams. Enrolled students are advised to talk with their AP teachers.

 

JANUARY 2019: Contact your school’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinator if you believe you will qualify for testing accommodations. If you choose to pursue your application without the involvement of your school, 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 22, 2019: 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.

 

MARCH 1, 2019: Enrolled students should confirm their testing registration by this date in case they need to make other plans.

 

MAY 6 – 17, 2019: AP Exam Administrations. See Calendar Below.

 

Important Dates For Classes that Include Performance-Based Assessments

 

NOVEMBER 30, 2018: Deadline for AP Research Project Proposal approval by AP Research teachers. You will need to have submitted your proposal well in advance.

 

EARLY JANUARY 2019: Stimulus texts for the AP Seminar Research-Based Essay and Presentation are released by the College Board.

 

APRIL 1, 2019: Oral presentations and defenses for AP Research and AP Seminar projects should be underway around this date.

 

APRIL 15, 2019: 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, 2019: 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. Keep in mind that with the exception of AP Research, these classes still require an end-of-year exam administered during the normal testing period. See the calendar below for details.

 

MAY 10, 2019: 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.

 

Important Dates Leading Up to AP Exams for Self-Study Students

 

JANUARY 2019: 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 2019: If you believe you will qualify for testing accommodations, 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 22, 2019: 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.

 

MARCH 1, 2019: By this point, students who plan to take an AP exam but are not formally enrolled need to contact AP Services to obtain a list of local AP coordinators and schools where they could arrange to test.

 

MARCH 15, 2019: 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.

 

MAY 6 – 17, 2019: AP Exam Administrations. See Calendar Below.

 

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2019 AP Exam Schedule

Week 1 8 AM Testing 12 PM Testing 2 PM Testing
Monday,

May 6, 2019

  • United States Government and Politics
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Environmental Science
Tuesday,

May 7, 2019

  • Seminar
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Wednesday,

May 8, 2019

  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
Thursday,

May 9, 2019

  • Chemistry
  • Spanish Literature and Culture
  • German Language and Culture 
  • Psychology
Friday,

May 10, 2019

  • United States History
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Physics 2: Algebra-Based
For AP Studio Arts classes, this is the last day for your school to submit digital portfolios 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.
Week 2 8 AM Testing 12 PM Testing 2 PM Testing
Monday,

May 13, 2019

  • Biology
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Tuesday,

May 14, 2019

  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Art History
  • Human Geography
 
Wednesday,

May 15, 2019

  • English Language and Composition
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Macroeconomics
 
Thursday,

May 16, 2019

  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • World History
  • Statistics
 
Friday,

May 17, 2019

  • Microeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Computer Science A
  • Latin
 

 

Should You Take the SAT, Too?

 

Though the prospect of multiple AP exams is daunting enough, if you’re a sophomore or junior, you should also consider taking SAT Subject Tests and/or the SAT during the spring. Sophomores should take SAT Subject Tests related to their classes as close as possible to the completion of those classes. For example, if you are taking AP Biology during your sophomore year, you should consider taking the Biology SAT Subject Test during May or June.

 

If you’re in 11th grade, you will need to consider both SAT Subject Tests and your SATs. For more about the best time to take these tests, check out these posts:

 

 

For more help preparing for the SATs, you might be interested in these articles:

 

 

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Kate Sundquist
Senior Blogger at CollegeVine
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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.