AP Test Dates in 2023

Taking AP exams is a great way to earn college credit and show college admissions officers that you have what it takes to succeed at their institution.

If you want to take an AP test next spring, we’ve got you covered. Here are the 2023 AP test dates and a few study tips that will help you earn good AP scores:

When do AP exams take place?

Aside from the online AP Japanese and AP Chinese exams, AP exams will be administered in-person on paper over the span of two weeks in May: May 1-5 and May 8-12.

Week 1

Week 1Morning 8 a.m.Local TimeAfternoon 12 p.m.Local Time
Monday,May 1, 2023United States Government and PoliticsChemistry Spanish Literature and Culture
Tuesday,May 2, 2023Chinese Language and Culture Environmental SciencePsychology
Wednesday,May 3, 2023English Literature and CompositionComparative Government and Politics Computer Science A
Thursday,May 4, 2023Human Geography MacroeconomicsSeminar Statistics
Friday,May 5, 2023European History United States HistoryArt History Microeconomics

Week 2

Week 2Morning 8 a.m.Local TimeAfternoon 12 p.m.Local TimeAfternoon 2 p.m.Local Time
Monday,May 8, 2023Calculus AB Calculus BCComputer Science Principles Italian Language and Culture 
Tuesday,May 9, 2023English Language and Composition Japanese Language and CulturePhysics C: MechanicsPhysics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Wednesday,May 10, 2023Spanish Language and CultureBiology 
Thursday,May 11, 2023French Language and Culture World History: ModernPhysics 1: Algebra-Based 
Friday,May 12, 2023German Language and Culture Music TheoryLatin Physics 2: Algebra-Based 

What do I do if I have multiple exams scheduled at the same time?

Suppose you are interested in taking both the AP German Language and Culture and the Music AP Theory exams or the AP Art History and the AP Microeconomics exams. 

Since these exams take place on the same day at the same time, you won’t be able to take them during their scheduled times. 

If you have multiple exams that you want to take that are scheduled for the same time, you should reach out to an AP coordinator to set up late administration exam dates.

What should I bring to my AP exams?


How should I prepare for my AP exams?

If you want to earn fives on your AP exams so that you can receive college credit, here are some tips to keep in mind:

Memorize your test dates

You will be able to study more strategically if you know the order in which you will take your tests.

Using the tables above, map out your AP exam schedule so that you know which tests you will have to take the earliest. This will help you learn how to prioritize your studying.

Pay attention in class

There’s a reason why the majority of students who take AP exams have taken the correlated AP class first. One of the best ways to prepare for any AP exam is to pay attention during the class for that exam.

If you do well on the homework, quizzes, and tests for these classes, chances are high that you will earn a good score on the associated AP exams.

Prepare early

Don’t wait until the end of April to start preparing for your AP exams. Cramming is far more stressful and not nearly as effective as spaced repetition study methods. 

Start preparing for your AP exams as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to gain a solid grasp of the material.


Your AP teachers can help you get accounts set up to receive practice AP questions. Take advantage of these practice questions and use actual AP exam time constraints to give yourself a good idea of how well you will do on the exam.

Whenever you miss questions, make sure to review your mistakes thoroughly so that you don’t repeat them in the future. If you just ignore your mistakes, you won’t learn from them, and you could make them again on test day.

Get a tutor

AP tests are expensive, you don’t want to go into one unprepared. Hiring a tutor can help you make sure that you are well prepared for the AP exams you plan to take so that you don’t have to worry about taking the test and getting a low score.

Remember, your AP scores can help you earn college credit, saving you time and money when it’s time for you to go to college.

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