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2021 AP exam schedule and Format Changes

On February 11th, Collegeboard updated their AP Exam schedule and formats due to the pandemic. In response to the changes, SJHHS has made some adjustments for AP Testing this year.

Many things were considered in this decision:

  •  Coordination of 2281 exams
  • 1245 AP students, each with their own individual AP exam schedule
  • Program options for students (Hybrid vs. Online) and safety concerns to do in-person testing
  • The number of registered exams vs. gym capacity
    • We have 8 exams that exceed the gym capacity for in-person testing
  • If students are unable to test on their assigned test date, they will automatically be given an opportunity to retest during window 3 (June 1-11) at home.
  • By testing during Administration 2, this gives teachers two additional weeks to prepare them for the exams (compared to previous years – first 2 weeks of May).
  • The following schedule allows the school to keep the AP exam schedule in a normal two-week window to minimize attendance and instructional disruptions.

Your action items:

  • Students taking AP exams may only take their exams at their own registered high school.
  • Determine which exams you want to keep with the new schedule and format. If you wish to cancel any exams and get a full refund back, submit your cancelation through total registration: Due to all the changes, there is now an extension on cancelations until Monday, March 8th, 11:59pm.
  • The digital exams will be administered through a Collegeboard application that students will need to download on April 8th. Each student will need access to a laptop or desktop computer (Mac, Windows, or school-managed Chromebook). Cellphones, tablets, or student’s personal Chromebook may NOT be used! The Collegeboard application has been designed to be tolerant of disruptions in internet connectivity during the exam and students will be able to keep testing even if their connection drops momentarily. More information about digital exams:
  • Students will be able to practice using and get familiar with the Digital Application in April. Three days prior to each exam, students will need to complete the exam setup on their AP Collegeboard Account. It is imperative that students know their login and password to their Collegeboard account.  
  • Students concerned about internet reliability at home may opt to take ALL their digital exams at SJHHS during this administration window. We have limited capacity so please be considerate when deciding. Fill out the following form if you are interested: Please have this form filled out by Monday, March 8th, 11:59pm so that we have enough time to coordinate as many students as possible.

I will be in communication with you all in April when the application is available, provide instructions on how to use it and encouraging students to practice using it so they are familiar on day of.

More information about AP 20-21 Updates:




Key Dates to Remember

Sept. 8

AP Exam Registration Opens

October 23

Final day to submit Fee Reduction Eligibility Form

Nov 1

Payment Window Closes - $102/per exam

(Total Registration)

Nov 1

Last Day to Request a Full Refund

Nov 2 - February 28

Late Registration w/ $40 fee

February 28

Last Day to Request Partial Refund

April 8 Collegeboard AP Exam Application Available for download on Mac/Window devices

May 18-May 27

Testing window