2021 AP® Exam Dates

The AP® Exams for the 2020-21 school year will take place from May 3rd to May 14th, 2021. Late testing exam dates will take place from May 18th to May 22nd.

Where will I take my AP® Exam?

All exams will be administered in-person, at students’ schools or designated testing centers. Make sure to check in with your AP® coordinator to get specific information about the location of your exam!

If you are homeschooled, you can contact the AP® coordinator at an AP® testing site near you. (Usually, your local public high school is your best bet). Check out the Ultimate Guide for Homeschoolers Taking AP® Exams for more information on this.

When will I take my AP® Exam?

Each subject’s exam will occur at a set local time, so some students taking the same exam may not take them simultaneously. For example, while a student who lives on the east coast will take her AP® U.S. History Exam at 8:00 AM EDT, a student who lives on the west coast would take his AP® U.S. History Exam at 8:00 AM PDT, three hours later.

The dates and times of the 2021 AP® Exams are shown in the table below.

2021 AP® Primary Exam Dates
Week 1 Morning
8:00 AM Local Time
Afternoon
12:00 PM Local Time
Afternoon
2:00 PM Local Time
Monday, May 3 United States Government and Politics Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Tuesday, May 4

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

German Language and Culture

Human Geography

Wednesday, May 5 English Literature and Composition

Japanese Language and Culture

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Thursday, May 6 United States History

Art History

Computer Science A

Friday, May 7

Chemistry

Spanish Literature and Culture

European History

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

STUDIO ART: Friday, May 7th, 2021 is also the deadline for the AP® coordinators to submit digital portfolios and for 2-D Design and Drawing students to put together their physical portfolios.
Week 2 Morning
8:00 AM Local Time
Afternoon
12:00 PM Local Time
Monday, May 10

French Language and Culture

World History: Modern

Macroeconomics
Tuesday, May 11

Seminar

Spanish Language and Culture

Latin

Psychology

Wednesday, May 12 English Language and Composition

Microeconomics

Music Theory

Thursday, May 13

Comparative Government and Politics

Computer Science Principles

Statistics
Friday, May 14

Biology

Italian Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture

Environmental Science

What if I can’t make that date?

For those who are unable to take their AP® Exam at the date and time specified in the table above, you may be eligible to take your exam on the late-testing date. Acceptable reasons include:

  • Two AP® Exams on the same date at the same time
  • Academic contest/event
  • Athletic contest/event
  • Conflict with IB or Cambridge exam
  • Conflict with nationally, province-, or state-mandated test
  • Disabilities accommodation issue
  • Emergency: bomb scare, fire alarm, serious injury, illness, or family tragedy
  • High school graduation
  • Language lab scheduling conflict
  • Religious holiday/observance
  • School closing: election, national holiday, or natural disaster
  • Strike/labor conflict
  • Student court appearance

The late-testing schedule for the 2021 AP® Exams is shown in the table below.

2021 AP® Late-Testing Exam Dates
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time
Tuesday, May 18

Comparative Government and Politics

Computer Science Principles

Statistics
Wednesday, May 19

English Language and Composition

European History

Microeconomics

Physics C: Mechanics

Psychology

World History: Modern

Computer Science A

Chemistry

Japanese Language and Culture

Latin

Music Theory

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Thursday, May 20

Biology

Environmental Science

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Seminar

United States History

Art History

Chinese Language and Culture

French Language and Culture

Italian Language and Culture

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Friday, May 21

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

English Literature and Composition

Human Geography

Spanish Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Macroeconomics

Spanish Literature and Culture

United States Government and Politics

How much is the AP® Exam?

Students are expected to pay $94 per AP® Exam. If taking the exam outside of the United States and Canada, the cost is $124. Some in financial need may be eligible for a reduction in the price of the exam. Be sure to check out the College Board website for more information on pricing. To learn more about test day, read our AP® Test Day Checklist article.

2021 AP® Exam Dates

The AP® Exams for the 2020-21 school year will take place from May 3rd to May 14th, 2021. Late testing exam dates will take place from May 18th to May 22nd.

Where will I take my AP® Exam?

All exams will be administered in-person, at students’ schools or designated testing centers. Make sure to check in with your AP® coordinator to get specific information about the location of your exam!

If you are homeschooled, you can contact the AP® coordinator at an AP® testing site near you. (Usually, your local public high school is your best bet). Check out the Ultimate Guide for Homeschoolers Taking AP® Exams for more information on this.

When will I take my AP® Exam?

Each subject’s exam will occur at a set local time, so some students taking the same exam may not take them simultaneously. For example, while a student who lives on the east coast will take her AP® U.S. History Exam at 8:00 AM EDT, a student who lives on the west coast would take his AP® U.S. History Exam at 8:00 AM PDT, three hours later.

The dates and times of the 2021 AP® Exams are shown in the table below.

week 2 primary AP exam dates 2021

What if I can’t make that date?

For those who are unable to take their AP® Exam at the date and time specified in the table above, you may be eligible to take your exam on the late-testing date. Acceptable reasons include:

  • Two AP® Exams on the same date at the same time
  • Academic contest/event
  • Athletic contest/event
  • Conflict with IB or Cambridge exam
  • Conflict with nationally, province-, or state-mandated test
  • Disabilities accommodation issue
  • Emergency: bomb scare, fire alarm, serious injury, illness, or family tragedy
  • High school graduation
  • Language lab scheduling conflict
  • Religious holiday/observance
  • School closing: election, national holiday, or natural disaster
  • Strike/labor conflict
  • Student court appearance

The late-testing schedule for the 2021 AP® Exams is shown in the table below.

AP late testing dates 2021

How much is the AP® Exam?

Students are expected to pay $94 per AP® Exam. If taking the exam outside of the United States and Canada, the cost is $124. Some in financial need may be eligible for a reduction in the price of the exam. Be sure to check out the College Board website for more information on pricing. To learn more about test day, read our AP® Test Day Checklist article.

2021 AP® Exam Dates

The AP® Exams for the 2020-21 school year will take place from May 3rd to May 14th, 2021. Late testing exam dates will take place from May 18th to May 22nd.

Where will I take my AP® Exam?

All exams will be administered in-person, at students’ schools or designated testing centers. Make sure to check in with your AP® coordinator to get specific information about the location of your exam! N.B. If you are homeschooled, you can contact the AP® coordinator at an AP® testing site near you. (Usually, your local public high school is your best bet). Check out the Ultimate Guide for Homeschoolers Taking AP® Exams for more information on this.

When will I take my AP® Exam?

Each subject’s exam will occur at a set local time, so some students taking the same exam may not take them simultaneously. For example, while a student who lives on the east coast will take her AP® U.S. History Exam at 8:00 AM EDT, a student who lives on the west coast would take his AP® U.S. History Exam at 8:00 AM PDT, three hours later. The dates and times of the 2021 AP® Exams are shown in the table below.

Week 1
Monday, May 3
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

United States Government and Politics

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Physics C: Mechanics

Afternoon 2:00 PM Local Time

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Tuesday, May 4
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Calculus AB Calculus BC

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

German Language and Culture

Human Geography

Wednesday, May 5
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

English Literature and Composition

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Japanese Language and Culture

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Thursday, May 6
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

United States History

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Art History Computer Science A

Friday, May 7
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Chemistry Spanish Literature and Culture

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

European History

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Art and Design—AP® 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing: Last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.
Week 2
Monday, May 10
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

French Language and Culture

World History: Modern

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Macroeconomics

Tuesday, May 11
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Seminar

Spanish Language and Culture

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Latin Psychology

Wednesday, May 12
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

English Language and Composition

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Microeconomics

Music Theory

Thursday, May 13
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Comparative Government and Politics

Computer Science Principles

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Statistics

Friday, May 14
Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Biology

Italian Language and Culture

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Chinese Language and Culture

Environmental Science

2021 AP® Exam Dates

The AP® Exams for the 2020-21 school year will take place from May 3rd to May 14th, 2021. Late testing exam dates will take place from May 18th to May 22nd.

Where will I take my AP® Exam?

All exams will be administered in-person, at students’ schools or designated testing centers. Make sure to check in with your AP® coordinator to get specific information about the location of your exam! N.B. If you are homeschooled, you can contact the AP® coordinator at an AP® testing site near you. (Usually, your local public high school is your best bet). Check out the Ultimate Guide for Homeschoolers Taking AP® Exams for more information on this.

When will I take my AP® Exam?

Each subject’s exam will occur at a set local time, so some students taking the same exam may not take them simultaneously. For example, while a student who lives on the east coast will take her AP® U.S. History Exam at 8:00 AM EDT, a student who lives on the west coast would take his AP® U.S. History Exam at 8:00 AM PDT, three hours later. The dates and times of the 2021 AP® Exams are shown in the table below.

Week 1

Monday, May 3

Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

United States Government and Politics

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Physics C: Mechanics

Afternoon 2:00 PM Local Time

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Tuesday, May 4

Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Calculus AB Calculus BC

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

German Language and Culture Human Geography

Wednesday, May 5

Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

English Literature and Composition

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Japanese Language and Culture Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Thursday, May 6

Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

United States History

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Art History Computer Science A

Friday, May 7

morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Chemistry Spanish Literature and Culture

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

European History Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Art and Design—AP® 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing: Last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.

Week 2

Monday, May 10

Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

French Language and Culture World History: Modern

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Macroeconomics

Tuesday, May 11

Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Seminar Spanish Language and Culture

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Latin Psychology

Wednesday, May 12

Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

English Language and Composition

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Microeconomics Music Theory

Thursday, May 13

Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Comparative Government and Politics Computer Science Principles

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Statistics

Friday, May 14

Morning 8:00 AM Local Time

Biology Italian Language and Culture

Afternoon 12:00 PM Local Time

Chinese Language and Culture Environmental Science