TAKING AP ONLINE EXAMS
Students remain eager to take AP Exams and to have a chance to earn credit and placement. We surveyed 18,000 AP students and 91% indicated they want to complete this important step, urging us not to cancel this opportunity they have been working toward. So we developed secure, online free-response exams for each course.
Here’s what you should know about this year’s exams. For additional details, see our FAQ page.
AP curricula are locally developed, and we defer to local decisions on how best to help students complete coursework. To be fair to all students, some of whom have lost more instructional time than others, the exam will only include topics and skills most AP teachers and students have already covered in class by early March.
Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. Get tips for taking open book/open note exams.
Students will be able to take exams on any device they have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone. They will be able to either type and upload their responses or write responses by hand and submit a photo via their cell phone.
We recognize that some students may not have access to the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If your students need mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to us directly to let us know—just fill out this form by April 24. (Formulario disponible aquí en español.)
- Most AP teachers students surveyed nationwide prefer to test earlier, while the content is still fresh.
- Exams will be given from May 11 through May 22.
- Make-up test dates will be available for each subject from June 1 through June 5.
- Students can take the exam at home or in schools, if they reopen.
- Subject-specific exam times and tasks are available below. Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day at the same time, worldwide.
Before Exam Day
In late April, we’ll provide AP students and educators with information on how to access the testing system on test day, and video demonstrations so that students can familiarize themselves with the system.
Exam Day and After
Get information about exam scoring, the score release timeline, and why we believe that most colleges will award credit for 2020 scores as they have in the past.
Online AP Exam Security
Like many college-level exams, this year’s AP Exams will be open book/open note. However, students may not consult with any other individuals during the testing period . We will take the necessary steps to protect the integrity of each exam administration, as we do every year.
We are confident the vast majority of AP students will follow the rules for taking the exams. For the small number of students who may try to gain an unfair advantage, we have a comprehensive and strict set of protocols in place to prevent and detect cheating. We are keeping some of these protocols confidential to maximize their effectiveness. Others are listed here.
We've Designed the Exams with Security in Mind
The exam format and questions are being designed specifically for an at-home administration, so points will not be earned from content that can be found in textbooks or online.
We'll Use Tools to Detect Plagiarism
- We’re using a range of digital security tools and techniques, including plagiarism detection software and post-administration analytics, to protect the integrity of the exams.
Students Who Violate Exam Security Will Receive Consequences
- Students whose responses mirror online content or other students’ submissions will have their scores canceled.
- Students sharing or receiving exam content or exam responses, or engaging in any plans or efforts to provide or gain an unfair advantage, will be blocked from testing or their AP scores will be canceled. This includes communications or assistance in person, via the Internet, via social media, or by any other means.
We encourage anyone with knowledge of any dishonest behavior with respect to the Advanced Placement Exams to contact College Board Test Security. Reports can be made confidentially at our Test Security Web Hotline
Advanced Placement Program
Students will see the benefits of taking an AP class right away. In AP classes, just like in college, you will face new challenges and learn new skills in the subjects you care about. All with the support of your classmates and teachers. Learn more about the College Board AP Program here...
AP Course Offerings
Tohopekaliga High School offers a wide variety of AP courses in different content areas.
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus
- AP Capstone Research
- AP Capstone Seminar
- AP Chemistry
- AP Computer Science
- AP English Language & Composition
- AP English Literature & Composition
- AP Environmental Science
- AP Economics
- AP European History
- AP Human Geography
- AP Music Theory
- AP Physics 1: Algebra Based
- AP Psychology
- AP Spanish Language
- AP Spanish Literature
- AP Statistics
- AP Studio Art 2-D
- AP United States Government
- AP United States History
- AP World History
This course listing is subject to change based on student enrollment. Refer to our Curriculum Guide for further information regarding specific courses.