AP® Exam Schedule And Dates – 2022

As you prepare for the upcoming school year, it can be hard to keep track of all your high school exams and Advanced Placement® (AP) exam schedules at the same time. Look no further! We have made it super easy for you to access your 2022 AP exam calendar here.

When Are AP Exams Scheduled?

AP exams are typically administered over a two-week period in early May each year. If you are self-studying for an AP exam, contact a participating AP school no later than March 1st of the year you want to test in order to arrange for registration. It is recommended to register for your AP exams before November 15, 2022, to avoid late fees or missing the exam completely.

What Are the Dates for the 2022 AP Exams?

According to the College Board®, the 2022 pen-and-pencil AP exams will be administered over two weeks in May 2022. The detailed exam schedule is as follows:

WEEK 1

Date 8:00 a.m. (local time) 12:00 p.m. (local time)
May 2, 2022
Monday

AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP United States Government and Politics

AP Chemistry
AP Spanish Literature and Culture

May 3, 2022
Tuesday

AP Environmental Science

AP Psychology

May 4, 2022
Wednesday

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP Computer Science A

May 5, 2022
Thursday

AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics

AP Seminar
AP Statistics

May 6, 2022
Friday

AP European History
AP United States History

AP Art History
AP Microeconomics

WEEK 2

Date 8:00 a.m. (local time) 12:00 p.m. (local time) 2:00 p.m. (local time)
May 9, 2022
Monday
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Italian Language and Culture
May 10, 2022
Tuesday
AP English Language and Composition AP Physics C: Mechanics AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
May 11, 2022
Wednesday
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Biology
May 12, 2022
Thursday
AP French Language and Culture
AP World History: Modern
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
May 13, 2022
Friday
AP German Language and Culture
AP Music Theory
AP Latin
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Note: 

  • AP Chinese and AP Japanese Exams are administered in schools on computers.
  • All exams have local start times. Exams can usually commence up to one hour after the official start time. For example, morning exams can commence anytime between 8–9 a.m. local time, between 12–1 p.m. local time for afternoon exams, and between 2–3 p.m. local time for late afternoon exams.

AP Late Testing Dates for 2022

Emergency circumstances can often arise preventing students from taking the AP exam on the assigned date. To accommodate those students, the College Board sets aside four days for late testing. Students can also opt for late testing if they want to take two exams scheduled for the same time slot; for example, exams like AP European History and AP United States History, both of which are administered on the same day and time slot. Below is the AP exam schedule for late testing:

Late Testing Dates 8:00 a.m. (local time) 12:00 p.m. (local time)
May 17, 2022
Tuesday

AP Environmental Science

AP Psychology

May 18, 2022
Wednesday

AP Chemistry
AP Computer Science A
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Statistics
AP United States History

AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP Computer Science Principles
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Macroeconomics
AP Spanish Literature and Culture

May 19, 2022
Thursday

AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP English Language and Composition
AP German Language and Culture
AP Human Geography
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based

AP Art History
AP Biology
AP French Language and Culture
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Physics C: Mechanics

May 20, 2022
Friday

AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Microeconomics
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
AP Spanish Language and Culture

AP European History
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Music Theory
AP Seminar
AP United States Government and Politics
AP World History: Modern

Note: You will take  alternate forms of AP exams that are given on late testing days, which preserve exam security and are provided to you by your AP coordinator. To place a late testing order, log in to the College Board website and navigate to the “AP Registration and Ordering” section to do so. It is recommended to consult your AP coordinator who will guide you step-by-step through the process. Late testing exam kits are usually ordered by your high school or your registered AP exam center.

AP Portfolio Deadlines

There are separate deadlines for those AP exams that are scored based on digital portfolio submissions. Following are the dates for AP Art and Design, AP Research and AP Seminar, and AP Computer Science Principles.

AP Art and Design: Teachers or AP coordinators set their own deadline for submitting your portfolio. After you submit the portfolio, your teacher is responsible for forwarding the same to the AP coordinator, who will then forward it to the AP Program by the first week in May. The submission deadline for 2022 is May 6.

AP Seminar and AP Research: The deadline to submit performance tasks and for your presentations to be scored is May 2, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. local time.

AP Computer Science Principles: The deadline to submit your Create performance task is May 2, 2022 at, local time 11:59 p.m. local time.

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AP Testing Centers 2022

Selecting your AP testing center is crucial. When selecting your test center, it is preferable to choose one that is close to your home, unless you are taking the test at your high school. Choosing a close testing center will act as a buffer in case you come across any transportation issues on test day. If you are taking the test in the U.S. and allied territories, it is most likely that your high school administers it. If you are homeschooled, you can reach out to AP services at 888-225-5427 or email them using an online form to connect with your AP coordinator to choose your AP testing center. It is advised to reach your testing center at least 30 minutes before the start of your exam to avoid last minute struggles. Reaching the testing center early will also help the test administrators at your test center arrange and finalize your AP exam accommodations if applicable. There are specific rules and regulations set up by the College Board to ensure a smooth testing experience for all students. If you want to learn more about the Dos and Don’ts while at your AP test center or request special accommodations, you can find detailed info on our AP exam policies and accommodations page.

In conclusion, here are some FAQs to help you in a jiffy!

AP exams are offered once a year, usually over a two-week period in May.

No, AP exams are not administered on the same day every year but are generally administered during the month of May.

Students cannot directly request an altered exam date. However, schools can allow students to request a date change to the alternate exam date set by the College Board. Reach out to your AP coordinator if your institution allows a change of dates.

If you fail to take the AP Exam on the date for which you were scheduled, you can talk to your AP coordinator about taking the exam at a later date.

AP exams are offered once every year in May. To make sure each student gets a fair chance to take the exam, the College Board also offers a late testing date for the same year. So, you get two chances to take an AP exam every year. However, If you can’t take your AP exam on the late testing date, you’ll have to wait to take that exam in the subsequent year. Additionally, a fee may be charged for an unused exam kit by the institution or the College Board if you fail to take your exam on the late testing date.

Yes, it is possible to do this. As mentioned earlier, you can take your AP exam on a late testing date if you fail to sit for the standard date for that particular exam. If you opt for late testing, you will buy yourself a couple weeks of extra prep time. However, if you feel you are not ready and need more time to prepare, you can take the AP exam the following year.

If you have two AP exams during the same scheduled date and time slot, you can take one of the exams on a late testing date offered by the College Board. Reach out to your AP coordinator, who will order a late testing exam on your behalf. This accommodation is offered free of additional cost.

Yes, it is possible to delay one or more of your AP exam dates by choosing to take your AP exam on a later date. Your AP coordinator will help you with the formal procedure for setting this up.

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