Advanced Placement Coordinators' Update- AP Exams

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March 26, 2021

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Dear AP Coordinators/Directors,

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News from our NC AP Partnership

Advanced Placement Exams

Important Information


Greetings! It is an important time right now with so much happening in our schools and for our teachers and students. Some of you may be embarking on a spring break or just returning rejuvenated from one. Here are some important updates from Kathleen Koch, Senior Director of the NC AP Partnership. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions about the information below, and please share with all of those involved in this process to ensure consistency and accuracy. Thank you!

Important Action Required

Indicate Paper AP Exam Orders by April 1


By April 1, AP® coordinators must indicate orders for paper and pencil AP Exams or AP Chinese and Japanese exams in AP Registration and Ordering for any exam administration. AP coordinators can move students to Administration 2 and 3 digital exams until 11:59 p.m. ET seven calendar days before the scheduled exam date.

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AP Digital Testing Guide

For detailed information about 2021 digital AP Exams, access the AP Digital Testing Guide (.pdf/16.4 MB). It includes readiness steps for students; technical requirements; information about the digital exam experience and accommodations for AP Exams; policies and procedures for administering digital exams in school; and more.

Access the Guide

Digital Device Access

Connecting students to college opportunity is our top priority. While most schools are planning to offer in-school paper and pencil AP Exams this year, some students will need to take digital AP Exams. We're teaming up with Connection, a global IT solutions provider, to make laptops and hotspots available for students who truly don't have access to a supported school-issued or personal device for digital AP Exams. Visit AP Central for more information about requesting devices for your students.

Webinar for Principals and District Leaders


If you missed the March 4 webinar, "Highlights for Administrators: What to Know About the AP Digital Testing Guide," you can access the recording at your convenience.

Play the Webinar