Important Changes: 2013-14
AP Program Updates for 2014
Exam Fees for 2014
The fee remains $89 per exam in the United States, U.S.territories, and Canada. The fee is now $119 per exam at schools outside the U.S., U.S. territories and Canada (with the exception of DoDDS schools). The fee varies for College Board–authorized testing centers outside the United States.
The following fees have increased in 2013-14: Late-Testing, Unused Exams, Late Orders, Late Payment, Score Labels, Free-Response Booklets (schools and students) and Multiple-Choice Rescore Service (students). Visit Fees & Fee Reductions for a complete summary of fees.
Proctor Eligibility Policy
Retired teachers may serve as proctors only for exams in a subject area other than the one they have taught.
Free Practice Exams
In early fall, AP will publish new practice exams in 15 AP subjects. These are complete versions of the exams that were administered internationally in 2013 and feature a multiple-choice answer key, free-response scoring guidelines, and a scoring worksheet. The practice exams will be posted in a secure location only accessible by AP Course Audit–authorized teachers.
Course and Exam Changes
Redesigned AP Courses and Exams
Redesigned courses and exams in Chemistry and Spanish Language and Culture launch this year. Visit AP Central® for important information and resources for these courses.
Visit Advances in AP for information about redesigned courses and exams in Physics B (to become Physics 1 and Physics 2) and U.S. History, which launch in 2014-15.
Beginning with the 2014 exam, students will be allowed to use a calculator on the entire free-response section of the exam (Section II).
Additionally, students will be allowed to use the table of equations and constants on both sections of the exam.
Spanish Language and Culture
Beginning with the 2014 exam, all tasks will be contextualized: source materials will come with advance organizers and time for previewing the questions. There will be a greater variety of authentic print and audio materials, and audio sources will be played twice.