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AP Dates and Deadlines

August 2015

Announcements of upcoming AP workshops for professional development are mailed to schools.

August 2015

Principals or designated school administrators should access their AP Course Audit accounts to renew previously authorized courses for the new school year. All AP Art History and AP European History teachers must submit a new course syllabus for authorization during the 2015-16 academic year. New teachers of AP courses should be encouraged to participate in the AP Course Audit if they haven’t already done so. For more information, visit AP Course Audit.

September 2015

AP Scholar Awards and AP International Diploma notifications are sent to students.

September 2015

Schools receive annual AP participation materials.

September 15, 2015

Deadline for ordering free-response booklets from the 2015 AP Exam administration.

October 2015

Schools complete the annual AP participation materials and designate their AP Coordinators.

October 2015

Free-response booklets for the 2015 AP Exam administration are sent to schools that have ordered them.

October 15, 2015

Preferred date by which administrators should renew previously authorized courses for the 2015-16 school year.

October 31, 2015

Deadline for students to request Multiple-Choice Rescore Service for the 2015 AP Exam administration.

November 2015

Rebate checks are mailed to AP Coordinators who administered at least 150 exams.

November 2015

2015 State and National Summary Reports and the Canadian Summary Report are posted online.

November 2015

AP Course Ledger of authorized 2015-16 AP courses is available.

November 15, 2015

Deadline for schools to return the AP Participation Form and Participation Survey.

December 2015

The AP Program begins to mail the AP Coordinator’s Manual, a supply of the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents (available in English and, by request, in Spanish or large type), and other information to schools that have submitted AP Participation Forms.

December 2015

Principals receive the PSAT/NMSQT® Roster of Student Scores and Plans, which includes the AP Potential™ access code.

December 2015

AP Potential becomes available this month.

January 2016

AP Coordinators receive an email containing exam ordering information and can begin ordering exams online.

Mid-to-late January

The AP Studio Art Digital Submission Web application becomes available. Visit Studio Art Exams for details.

February 2016

Upcoming AP Summer Institutes for professional development are announced.

February 15, 2016

Postmark deadline for College Board AP Fellows grant applications.

February 15, 2016

Deadline for initial AP Course Audit submissions, renewals, removal of teachers and courses, addition of online/distance learning courses and AP Course Audit form approvals for 2015-16 courses.

February 19, 2016

Deadline for submitting complete disability documentation for students with disabilities.

March 2016

Schools may begin submitting AP Course Audit materials for new courses offered in 20116-17.

March 2016

AP Coordinators work with SSD Coordinators to ensure nonstandard test formats are ordered online.

March 2016

Orders are placed for preadministration materials:

  • Orders placed by March 9 will be delivered by April 1.
  • Orders placed between March 10 and March 30 will be delivered by April 13.

March 25, 2016

Priority deadline for schools to order AP Exams. Submit orders by this date to ensure timely processing and delivery.

March 30, 2016

Deadline for ordering preadministration materials

April 2016

AP Coordinators receive and check exam materials. Coordinators must provide Student Packs (or, alternatively, AP numbers and copies of the college code list) to AP Studio Art students as soon as possible after receiving exam shipments. Students will need this information when submitting their portfolios online.

April 1, 2016

Extension deadline for schools outside the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada to order AP Exams. Each order received after this date incurs a $55 late fee (excluding alternate exam orders).

April 8, 2016

Extension deadline for schools in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada to order AP Exams. Each order received after this date incurs a $55 late fee (excluding alternate exam orders).

April 8, 2016

Final deadline for schools outside the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada to order AP Exams. No orders will be accepted after this date. Orders placed by April 8 will be delivered by April 22.

April 15, 2016

Final deadline for schools in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada to order AP Exams. No orders will be accepted after this date. Orders placed by April 15 will be delivered by April 25.

May 2-6 and 9-13, 2016

Regularly scheduled AP Exams are administered. See Exam Dates for the complete schedule.

May 6, 2016

Deadline for schools in Canada and the U.S. territories and schools outside the United States and U.S. territories to order alternate exams for late testing. Coordinators should call AP Services if an emergency occurs after this date.

May 13, 2016

Deadline for schools in the United States to order alternate exams for late testing. Coordinators should call AP Services if an emergency occurs after this date.

May 18-20, 2016

Alternate AP Exams are administered. See the late-testing schedule for complete details.

June 2016

AP Exams are scored.

June 1, 2016

Deadline for AP Services to receive all exam materials. Schools are billed twice the fee for each exam in shipments received after this date.

June 15, 2016

Postmark deadline for exam payments and invoices submitted to AP Services. Late payments incur a $225 fee.

June 15, 2016

Deadline for AP Services to receive students’ requests to change college score report recipients and to withhold scores for the current year’s administration. Students may cancel scores at any time, but June 15 is the deadline for canceling scores before release of the 2015 AP score reports.

June 5, 2016

Deadline for colleges and universities to change the score reporting services ordered the previous year.

July 2016

AP score reports are available to designated colleges, students, high schools and districts.

July, 2016

Teachers of authorized AP courses and school administrators can access AP Instructional Planning Reports. These reports include subject-specific data on how students performed on the various topics within the AP Exams.

July 13-17, 2016

AP Annual Conference 2016, Anaheim, CA.

Mid-July through late August

AP score reports for alternate exams are provided.

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