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Posted on: March 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] AP Exam Information - Important

Important - AP Exam Dates Update 

AP Exam Format and NEW Dates

The calendar for Andover High School students’ AP Exams can be found here.

  • Carefully review the exam schedule. Several exam dates have been moved. There are also a number of exams that will be administered digitally at home.

  • If students are concerned about their internet connection, only have access to a personal chrome book, and/or do not have a quiet place to take their exam at home, please contact Ms. de Kelley ( to request a place to take the exam(s) on campus.

In late February, the College Board announced the NEW, later AP exam dates and options for this year. We are fortunate that they offered testing options that will give our students time to prepare for their exams. It has also allowed us to minimize the negative impact of classes being displaced on campus.

The platform for digital exams will not be the same as what was used for AP exams in  the Spring 2020. Students will not need to install the LockDown Browser they may be using for secure AP Classroom assignments. Beginning in April, students can access the exam application and a digital exam practice resource that enables them to confirm the viability of their technology well before the test day. Students may also experience the exam day flow, and practice answering the exam questions, including each type of multiple-choice and free-response questions they’ll encounter on exam day.

Additional information can be found on the College Board website: Digital Exams OverviewSpecific Exam Information by Topic and the AP Exam Format Information Document.

Please note that for the 2020-2021 academic school year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the APS School Committee has waived the requirement that students take the AP exam to earn the AP designation on their transcript.  Although there has been a temporary shift in the policy, please be aware that in most Advanced Placement courses the AP exam is the final exam in the course. Choosing not to take the AP exam can impact your final grade. Please contact me for additional information for opting out of an exam. No changes to exam registrations will be made without parental authorization.


Aixa de Kelley

Director of Guidance


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