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Guidance and resources for taking at-home AP exams

Below is information that was sent to families regarding the at-home Advanced Placement (AP) exams that will be administered online May 11-22.

2020 AP exam format

  • The 2020 AP exam administration will be delivered in a 45-minute online exam for each course and will cover skills and concepts learned through early March.
  • Most 2020 AP exams will have 1–2 free-response questions, each question timed separately. You must take them online and submit answers through an attachment or copy and paste. The attachment can be in the form of a document or a photo. See more about your specific course AP Exam Schedule and Course-Specific Exam Information.

You may not consult with others. A comprehensive and strict set of protocols to prevent and detect cheating is in place, including but not limited to:

    • You will be required to verify your identity and confirm the work is your own on exam day.
    • Your work will be provided to your teachers after the exam.
    • Plagiarism detection software will be used on every exam submitted.

You can take these exams on any device you have access to—computer,  tablet, or smartphone – or you can submit a photo of your handwritten work.

AP World Languages

  • Required device: iOS or Android tablet or smartphone; these exams CANNOT be taken on laptop or desktop computers.
  • World language and culture exams (Chinese, French, German, and Spanish) consist of speaking tasks only.
  • Before the exam, you must download the free AP World Languages Exam
    App—available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Practice using the app (before exam day, the app is in practice mode). If asked, grant the app permission to access your microphone.
  • Headphones with microphone are permitted but not required.

Exam day readiness check

  • Make sure your tablet or phone can access the internet by Wi-Fi or cellular data, has at least 30MB of available storage, and is charged to at least 25% battery or is plugged in.
  • Make sure the AP World Languages Exam App is closed on your device before you click your e-ticket to get started.

Taking the exam

  • Check in to your exam with your e-ticket on the device that has the AP World
    Languages Exam App installed. Complete any requested information.
  • When prompted, select Start My Exam to launch the app and complete your exam. If asked, grant the app permission to access your microphone.
  • The app will automatically record your responses and submit them.

2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing

  • Will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Important information regarding steps you must take prior to, and on the day of exam, may be found here: 2020 AP Testing Guide and AP 2020 Exams Walkthrough Video.

Testing demo and exam day checklist

  • Available now: Click Here. You may use the practice demo as many times as you like. It’s a good idea to try it multiple times so you are comfortable with the process to submit your response(s).
  • If you can NOT access the demo you can NOT access the exam.
  • Complete the Exam Day Checklist (print and fill out prior to exam – for each exam you take).
  • Any issues with accessing need to go through Ms. Liparulo  (


      • Two days before exam you will receive an E-Ticket
      • This is unique to you for this exam ONLY.
      • If you do not receive the email you may access it on MY AP College Board Login.

How to take the exam

      • Use of a laptop or desktop is highly recommended.
      • Use Chrome, Firefox, or Edge – DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER
      • Use side-by-side windows
        • Window 1 – Test question (where you enter your e-ticket)
          • Displays test question, timer, and use to attach and submit responses
        • Window 2 – Type your doc
          • Google docs, Microsoft Word, or Notes
          • Make sure to have out AP ID and your initials on the saved document. (You can do this ahead of time.)

Check your tech

      • Check that you have the appropriate device for your exam and how you’re planning to create your response
      • You do NOT need a lockdown browser, but you DO need to remove Grammarly if you have it as a plug in your computer (if you use chrome and the incognito tab you are all set)
      • Prepare your documents for Typing – You will need to create one document for each question on exam: Remember if you are saving it to upload you will need to save it as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Notes, or other application (doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt) and save it to your device.

Day of exam tips

      • Log in 30 minutes prior to exam (There will be a few questions you need to answer.
        • Use e-ticket to check in to exam.
        • Complete identity information
        • Wait for exam to begin automatically
      • Exam begins, and you will have 45 minutes to complete and 5 minutes to upload for the one question exams. For the two question exams you will have 25 minutes for question one, 5 min to upload then 15 min for question 2 and another 5 min to upload. If you fail to upload in time, your exam will not be counted. It is better to upload an incomplete exam than not upload at all.
      • If you lose internet connection there is still a chance of a make-up exam, try to make sure to document the lost connection. (After the exam period you are to contact the CB directly – not your teacher, not your school admin, etc.)

Managing your time

There will be a running clock, when it counts down to 5 minutes remaining it will turn RED.

Submitting your response

There are three options:

    • Attach text file OR take a picture of handwritten response(s) and upload.
      1. Save the file you used to complete your exam
      2. Click “browse for file”
      3. Click “Submit”
    • You may also copy and paste into a field. IMPORTANT: You will NOT be able to type directly into the test field.