AP Test Dates in 2021

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AP testing looks a little bit different this year than it has in previous years. There will be three different AP test sessions this year starting in May and ending in June, and depending on your school, you may end up taking the test online instead of using the traditional paper format.

In order to help you stay on top of these changes and keep track of AP test dates, we’ve compiled all the key information you’ll need to know about AP testing in 2021:

Test dates

This year, there will be three different AP test administrations

  • Administration 1: May 3–7, 10–12, 14, 17; In School
  • Administration 2: May 18–21, 24–28; In School and At Home
  • Administration 3: June 1–4, 7–11; In School and At Home

 

Your school will determine which administration its students will take, and you will be assigned to a specific administration sometime in March.

Here are the test dates and times for each administration

Administration 1

 

Date 8:00 a.m. local time 12:00 p.m. local time 2:00 p.m. 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 (computer-based)

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

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

Friday, May 14 Biology

Italian Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture (computer-based)

Environmental Science

Monday, May 17 Comparative Government and Politics

Computer Science Principles

Statistics

Administration 2

 

Date 12:00 p.m. EDT 4:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, May 18 English Literature and Composition Computer Science A
Wednesday, May 19 European History

United States History

Art History

Macroeconomics

Thursday, May 20 United States Government and Politics

World History: Modern

Psychology
Friday, May 21 *8:00 a.m. local time

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture (computer-based)

Latin

Spanish Language and Culture

* 12:00 p.m. local time

Chinese Language and Culture (computer-based)

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Music Theory

Spanish Literature and Culture

Monday, May 24 Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Physics C: Mechanics

Tuesday, May 25 Chemistry

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Statistics

Wednesday, May 26 English Language and Composition Computer Science Principles

Seminar

Thursday, May 27 Biology Environmental Science
Friday, May 28 Comparative Government and Politics

Human Geography

Microeconomics

Administration 3

 

Date 12:00 p.m. EDT 4:00 p.m. EDT
Tuesday, June 1 English Literature and Composition Computer Science A
Wednesday, June 2 European History

United States History

Art History

Macroeconomics

Thursday, June 3 United States Government and Politics

World History: Modern

Psychology
Friday, June 4 *8:00 a.m. local time

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language and Culture (computer-based)

Latin

Spanish Language and Culture

*12:00 p.m. local time

Chinese Language and Culture (computer-based)

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Music Theory

Spanish Literature and Culture

Monday, June 7 English Language and Composition Computer Science Principles

Seminar

Tuesday, June 8 Comparative Government and Politics

Human Geography

Microeconomics
Wednesday, June 9 Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Physics C: Mechanics

Thursday, June 10 Chemistry

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Statistics

Friday, June 11 Biology Environmental Science

AP test format

This year, depending on the administration selected by their school, some students will take exams other than the Chinese and Japanese Language and Culture exams online.

  • For Administration 1, all exams are on paper and taken in school
  • For Administration 2, some exams are on paper and some are online; students will be able to take these exams in school or at home
  • For Administration 3, most of the exams are online; students will be able to take these exams in school or at home

Preparing for your AP Exams

Although there have been a few changes regarding AP exams in 2021, one factor remains the same: you want to earn great scores in order to receive college credit and stand out to college admissions officers.

One of the best ways to make sure you are prepared for your AP exams is to work with a private tutor. A private tutor will have the skills necessary to identify and help you improve any weaknesses before you take your AP tests this year.

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