Here are the steps you should take to ensure you are prepared for the test:
- Watch this short video to get a great overview of the testing process and your options for submitting your work.
- Practice with the exam demo at cb.org/apdemo. This demo allows you to practice the different ways to submit exam responses and allows you to check that your browser and device will be able to access the exam. NOTE: If you have the Grammarly plug-in installed in your browser, you will need to disable it for the exam.
- Review the AP testing guide. This document is quite long, but you can view a summary of important points here.
- Download any required and recommended resources for the specific exam(s) you will take. You can find these documents here.
Two Days Before Each Exam:
- Locate your exam e-ticket. Two days before each exam, the College Board will email students with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, students will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If you don’t receive your exam e-ticket by email, you can access it through your MyAP student account: https://myap.collegeboard.org/login.
- Complete the AP exam-day checklist. Keep a printed or handwritten copy of the checklist with you during testing.
On Exam Day
- Click on your exam e-ticket 30 minutes BEFORE the exam start time to check into your exam. You should give yourself 80 minutes for each exam-- 30 minutes to enter your AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit your exam responses. See the exam schedule below to see exam start times.
- If something goes wrong: If you accidentally close the browser, your device crashes, or you temporarily lose internet access, you can quickly click your exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. You should continue the exam, and if you feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted your performance, you can request approval to take the makeup exam here. Students can also request a makeup exam if they've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to their exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.
- Testing environment tips:
- Test by yourself in a quiet room
- Remove distractions
- Enable the do not disturb or quiet setting on you device
- Let your family and friends know when you’ll be testing so they don’t disturb you
- Make sure your device is plugged in
- If you have limited bandwidth, ask others on your network to limit their internet during your exam, particularly high-bandwidth activities (e.g., games like Fortnite and streaming services like Netflix)
- Have your checklist and any required documents next to you.
- If you don’t use your e-ticket in May, you will automatically be registered and receive an e-ticket for the June makeup exam. AUS strongly urges you to take your exam in May in case you experience technical difficulties. The June make-up dates are the last possible dates to take AP exams. AUS will not refund students for unused exams, and only students who take their exams will receive the GPA “bump” in their final grade once AP exam scores become available in July.
- Exam Security (Cheating). Do not cheat during this exam. Consulting with others during the exam is a form of cheating that the College Board will be looking for. Focus on putting your skills to good use, and not trying to “beat the system”... it’s not worth it! Consequences for cheating include:
- The College Board will cancel your AP exam scores.
- The College Board will report your name to college admissions offices to inform them of your attempted cheating.
Finally, the College Board is hosting a Q&A webinar about taking the 2020 exams on May 6 at 9:30 a.m. EDT (4:30 p.m. in Kuwait). You can register for the webinar here. Please note that if you are not able to attend the live webinar, the session will be recorded and shared after the presentation to all those who register for the webinar.
Please note the times reflected in this chart are for Kuwait’s time zone. If you will be in a different time zone during the exam, please consult this schedule.
|Notes about exam question(s)|
Exam Date #1
Time zone: GMT+3
Exam Date #2
Time zone: GMT+3
|2 multi-focus free response questions. Calculators not required, but allowed.|
Tuesday, May 12 @ 9 p.m.
|Monday, June 1 @ 11 p.m.|
AP Human Geography
|2 free response questions: Two stimulus free response question, and one-stimulus free response question|
Tuesday, May 12 @ 11 p.m.
|Monday, June 1 @ 9 p.m.|
AP English Literature
|1 Question: Prose Fiction Analysis|
Wednesday, May 13 @ 9 p.m.
|Tuesday, June 2 @ 7 p.m.|
AP US History
|1 Question: Modified Document-Based Question (DBQ)|
Friday, May 15 @ 9 p.m.
|Wednesday, June 3 @ 7 p.m.|
|2 Questions: Interpreting and Evaluating Experimental Results, and Conceptual Analysis|
Monday, May 18 @ 9 p.m.
|Wednesday, June 3 @ 11 p.m.|
AP English Language
|1 Question: Rhetorical Analysis||Wednesday, May 20 @ 9 p.m.||Thursday, June 4 @ 7 p.m.|
|2 Questions: Short and long free response questions. Students will not be expected to submit graphs|
Wednesday, May 20 @ 11p.m.
|Thursday, June 4 @ 9 p.m.|
AP World History
|1 Question: Modified Document-Based Question (DBQ)||Thursday, May 21 @ 9 p.m.||Friday, June 5 @ 7 p.m.|
- Students will automatically be enrolled in the new tests dates between May 12-21. Make-up exams will take place in June. If you experience technical problems in your May exam, you can request to take the June exam.
- Registration for exams is closed. No new registrations will be taken.
- No refunds will be offered for students who choose not to take their exam(s).
- Students will be able to take the exam at home using their computer, tablet, or smartphone. The College Board will release details on how to access the test system in late April.
- Exams will be open book/open note; however, students may not consult with other individuals during the testing period. To prevent cheating, the College Board will be taking several measures, including the following:
- Each subject exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide. This is why our exams in Kuwait will be taking place during the nighttime hours.
- Students will need to verify their identity on test day.
- The College Board will use plagiarism detection software and post-administration analytics to protect the integrity of exams.
- The College Board will send copies of your work to your AP teacher by May 26. Teachers who spot inconsistencies with your known work will be able to notify the College Board.
- Students who violate exam security will receive consequences, including getting their scores cancelled, facing disciplinary action, and possibly being prohibited by the College Board from taking future AP exams, SAT, SAT subject tests, or CLEP assessments.
- For more information on AP exam security, click here
- More information and resources from the college board is available here.
- 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist: You should complete this checklist for each exam you take and keep it next to you while testing
- 2020 AP Testing Guide: The guide provides information about:
- The AP exam e-ticket
- Five steps to take before test day
- Understanding the test day experience
- Exam scores, credit and placement
- Explainer Video: New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist.
- AP Exam Demo (available May 4): AP students should use the clickable exam demo to practice the different ways to submit their exam responses. The demo will help students confirm that their testing device will be able to access and run the online exam. If you can’t access the demo, the final slide of the Testing Guide can help them troubleshoot. The sample content in the demo will be the same for all users and isn't a practice exam. You will receive an email to remind you when the demo is available, and our AP teachers will also post it on the AP Google Classrooms. Please encourage your students to take this important preparation step.
- Online AP Classes and Review Sessions prep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.
- Emails from AP College Board: If you are having difficulty receiving College Board emails, walk through the steps on the "Confirm your email address" page.
* Please note that information will also be posted by your AP teachers in their Google Classrooms.