As schools and communities navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the College Board has made some changes in the AP program for this year.

    They are providing free remote learning resources for students. They have unlocked any relevant free-response questions in AP Classroom for digital use so students can access all practice questions of the type that will appear on the exam. They are also offering free live AP review courses, delivered by AP teachers from across the country and on-demand lessons are now available for Art and Design and Computer Science Principles.

    This Year’s AP Exams:

    Students are encouraged to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge. Please submit your request to cancel here: https://bit.ly/2wWlUi5. All requests to cancel will be processed after May 10. No new registrations are allowed.

    • Exams will be given from May 11–22 and will be taken at home. Makeup test dates will be available for each subject from June 1–5. View the full testing schedule here.
    • Student’s will receive a link to take the exam via the email used to set up their College Board account.
    • Students will receive information on
    • Each subject's exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
    • Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They'll be able to type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phones.
    • For most subjects, the exams will be 45 minutes long, plus an additional 5 minutes for uploading. Students will need to access the online testing system 30 minutes early to get set up.
    • Most exams will have one or two free-response questions, and each question will be timed separately. Students will need to write and submit their responses within the allotted time for each question.
    • The exam content will focus on what most schools were able to complete by early March.
    • Certain courses—Art and Design: 2D; Art and Design: 3D; Computer Science Principles; Drawing; Research; and Seminar—will use portfolio submissions and will not have a separate online exam. All deadlines for these submissions have been extended to May 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET.
    • Students taking world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks consistent with free-response questions 3 and 4 on the current AP Exam. Written responses will not be required.
    • The exam questions are designed and administered in ways that prevent cheating and they plan on using plagiarism detection software, to protect the integrity of the exams.
    • Colleges have been made aware of this change. Throughout the years, colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies.
    • Scoring at-home work for an AP Exam is not new to the AP Program. For years the AP Program has received and scored at-home student work as part of the exams for the AP Computer Science Principles and AP Capstone courses.
    • Students that have been approved for extended time accommodation will be given extended time on the AP exam, even though it is being administered digitally.


    Students enrolled in AP courses are encouraged to take the AP exam, especially if they are not taking the course for dual enrollment through the JCCC College Now program. Please contact OW Counselor & AP Coordinator, Kim Wright at kawright@olatheschools.com with any questions! 

    We offer a number of AP courses at Olathe West. Check out more info about the AP Program at AP College Board

    Listed below are the AP credit policies for some post-secondary institutions for reference. Just click on the desired school to view.