We encourage every AP student to register for 2021 AP Exams by the exam ordering deadline—we’ll waive the unused/canceled exam fee for any student who later decides not to test. . Exams ordered after November 13, 2020, for full-year and first-semester courses and exam only sections, are subject to the late order fee.
AP Registration and Ordering
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FRI, NOV 13,
FRI, MAR 12,
Ordering Deadline for Spring Courses and to Change Fall Exam Orders
This is the exam ordering deadline for AP courses that begin after November 13 as well as the deadline to make changes to fall orders in AP Registration and Ordering.
Even though the unused/canceled exam fee won’t be applied this year, schools are still encouraged to submit known cancellations by this date.
Review the Annual Calendar and Deadlines for 2020-21.
Update for 2020-21: Given this year’s unusual circumstances, to support students in making their exam registration decisions in the fall, the unused/canceled exam fee won’t be applied if a student later decides not to take an exam that was ordered for them.
AP coordinators submit exam orders through AP Registration and Ordering. The AP Participation Form must be electronically signed and submitted online through AP Registration and Ordering before you can order exams. You’ll need to complete initial setup in AP Registration and Ordering to generate your AP Participation Form.
Important: If your school’s exam order is submitted after November 13 because your school’s AP Participation Form wasn’t submitted, the $40 per exam late order fee will apply to each exam included in your order.
For a complete overview of the AP Exam ordering process, please review the following Accessing and Using AP Registration and Ordering pages:
- Initial Access and Setup in AP Registration and Ordering
- Class Section Creation and Join Codes
- Student Enrollment
- Exam Order Finalization
Visit Late-Testing Policies for the late-testing schedule and information about late-testing policies.
Special Ordering Circumstances
See specific policies for these situations:
- Courses that begin after November 13
- Homeschooled students, independent study students, virtual school students, and students from other schools
- Schools that administer AP Exams but don’t offer AP courses
- Schools that do not administer AP Exams
- Students testing with accommodations
- Transfer students to or out of your school
AP Coordinator's Manual, Part 1 2020-21
This manual provides detailed information about everything AP coordinators need to do from the start of the school year through the November 13 exam ordering deadline.
AP Coordinator's Manual, Part 2 2020-21
This manual provides detailed information about this year’s paper and pencil AP Exams, including exam administration policies and procedures and post-exam tasks.