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2022 AP Exam Schedule
Unlike tests like the SAT or ACT, which are offered throughout the year, AP Exams are only offered once per year. All AP Exams take place during a 2-week stretch in May. Read on for the complete 2022 AP Exam schedule, as well as some notes about late tests and scheduling around coronavirus. After this scheduling information, we’ll include some useful tips for anyone considering taking AP Exams.
Related: What happens if you fail an AP Exam?
2022 AP Schedule
|Morning, 8 AM Local Time||Afternoon, 12 Noon Local Time||Afternoon, 2 PM Local Time|
|Monday, May 2, 2022||Japanese Language and Culture
US Government and Politics
Spanish Literature and Culture
|Tuesday, May 3, 2022||Environmental Science||Psychology||None|
|Wednesday, May 4, 2022||English Literature and Composition||Comparative Government and Politics
Computer Science A
|Thursday, May 5, 2022||Human Geography
|Friday, May 6, 2022||European History
United States History
|Monday, May 9, 2022||Calculus AB
|Computer Science Principles
Italian Culture and Languages
|Tuesday, May 10, 2022||English Language and Composition||Physics C: Mechanics||Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism|
|Wednesday, May 11, 2022||Chinese Language and Culture
Spanish Language and Culture
|Thursday, May 12, 2022||French Language and Culture
World History: Modern
|Physics 1: Algebra-based||None|
|Friday, May 13, 2022||German Language and Culture
Physics 2: Algebra-based
Art and Design Due Dates: Friday, May 6, 2022, is the last day for AP coordinators to submit digital AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. Teachers should forward completed digital Art and Design portfolios to coordinators before this date.
Related: How does AP credit work?
Coronavirus contingency plans
The College Board plans to administer these tests in-person with paper and pencil. However, due to the fluctuating nature of the coronavirus, this might change if widespread closures reemerge in May 2022. The College Board has stated that they will offer an online option if Coronavirus prevents a large number of students from attending.
Frequently asked questions about the AP Exam Schedule
What if I plan to take two tests scheduled at the same time?
If you want to take two tests that are scheduled at the same time, don’t worry. The College Board has a contingency plan for these scheduling conflicts. You will choose one of the tests to take as “Late testing.” You have to request late testing in advance and request it through the College Board. Although some late tests incur an additional fee of $40, you will be exempt from this charge because of the scheduling conflict.
What if I am unable to make my time slot?
If you are unable to make your time slot, you can request late testing. Unless your reason for being unable to attend is on this list, you’ll have to pay an additional $40. However, the good news is that the College Board will accommodate you and you’ll still be able to take the exam. But make sure to submit your request for late testing before the deadline.
What if I miss my AP Exam?
If you miss your AP Exam, you should get in touch with your school’s AP Coordinator as soon as possible. You may be able to take the test through late testing, though you will most likely have to pay an extra $40. However, the worst that can happen is you lose your chance to take the test. You won’t receive any score and it will neither hurt nor help your college applications.
How do I sign up for an AP Exam?
To sign up for an AP Exam, you should get in touch with your school’s AP Coordinator. They typically request students to express their interest and pay their fee before mid-November. Most students in AP Classes will receive forms with information to sign up. But if you are planning on taking an AP Exam without having taken the test, you may have to seek out your school’s AP Coordinator.
How long do AP Exams last?
AP Exam lengths vary by subject, but last between 2-3 hours. However, if you finish early, you shouldn’t plan on leaving. All students must remain in the classroom until the session is entirely over.
Can I take an AP Exam if I didn’t take the AP Class?
Yes! This is called self-studying, and it’s a common thing to do. You can sign up for AP Exams without having taken the class and teach yourself the material. This is a great option for students whose schedules didn’t permit them to take an AP class, or whose schools don’t offer them. Students who already have extensive knowledge of a subject have a better chance of scoring well on a self-studied AP Exam.
How much do AP Exams cost?
AP Exams cost $95 per test, or $135 if the student requests the test after the deadline. This can seem like a considerable cost, but if you are able to get college credit for the AP Exam and maybe even graduate college early, it could save you a lot of money in the long-run!
Students who meet specific economic requirements may qualify for a reduced AP Test fee. They will only have to pay $53 as opposed to the typical $95. If you think that you qualify for a fee reduction, make sure to start the process early to ensure you can submit any necessary documents in time.
More resources for students
If you are preparing for AP Tests and you can afford it, a test prep tutor can go a long way. And as long as we’re thinking about standardized tests, why not use the time to work on your SAT and ACT? Check out our guide to help you decide which one to take, and convert your PSAT to an SAT score. Finally, try out our guide to how to improve your SAT score. Happy studying!