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AP EXAM UPDATE (may 11, 2020)


Share the 2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.37 MB) and watch the overview video. The comprehensive guide will help you walk your students through exam preparation, and the video gives a high-level overview of this year's exams.

Encourage your students to practice with the exam demoYou and your students now have access to an exam demo. Students should use the demo to practice the different ways to submit exam responses. World language students will be able to practice with the AP World Languages Exam App beginning the week of May 11.

Share the required and recommended resource list with your students. Make sure your students know what resources they can use during their exams and how they can access them.

Two Days Before Each Exam

Confirm that registered students have located their e-ticket. Two days before each exam, students will receive an email with their unique exam e-ticket that includes their AP ID. On exam day, students will use their e-ticket to access the exam. If a student hasn't received their exam e-ticket by email, they can access it through their student account on My AP. E-tickets are nontransferable and shouldn't be shared with anyone. Students who haven't been receiving College Board emails still have time to confirm their contact information.

Remind your students to complete the AP Exam Day Checklist (.pdf/513.39 KB) for each exam they're taking. Students should complete this checklist and keep a printed or handwritten copy with them for reference during testing. Completing the checklist will help students feel confident they're set up for success.

On Exam Day

Remind students to click their e-ticket to check in 30 minutes before exam start time. Students should allot 80 minutes for each exam—30 minutes to enter their AP ID, name, and other information, and 50 minutes to draft and submit their responses. Make sure your students know their local testing time, since each subject's exam will be taken simultaneously worldwide.

Ensure your students know what to do if something goes wrong. If a student accidentally closes the browser, their device crashes, or they temporarily lose internet access, they can quickly click their exam e-ticket again to return to the exam. They should continue the exam, and if they feel at the end of the exam that the temporary disruption negatively impacted their performance, they can request approval to take the makeup exam at Students can also request a makeup exam if they've lost too much time due to a technical problem, can't connect to their exam, or experienced some other serious disruption.

AP Exam Update (MAY 5, 2020)

Helpful links BEFORE the exams:

Helpful Links for some students (not all):

Helpful links AFTER the exams:


FAQs College Board is Updating Regularly -

AP Exam Update (May 1, 2020)

 To all registered exam takers, please refer to an email that was sent out on May 1, 2020 via Schoolloop and emails registered via Total Registration. It has very important information about Test day procedures, checking in, etc.

2020 AP Testing Guide (Mandatory to read)

2020 AP Exam Day Checklist (NEEDED FOR EACH EXAM)

Explainer Videos (Tutorials about how test day procedures, checking in, etc.)

AP Exam UPDate (April 4, 2020)

The following information is found directly from Collegeboard's COVID-19 Update for Students.

Click here for more information. 

* New window for AP Exams: Week 1, May 11-15 & Week 2, May 18-22

* Exams will be 45-minutes and will be online on any device you have access to—computer, tablet, or smartphone

* Find out what course material will be on your AP exam here

* Find more details about AP exams here

* Collegeboard recognizes that some students may not have access to the tools and connectivity they need to review AP content online and take the exam. If you are a student or you know a student who needs mobile tools or connectivity, you can reach out to us directly to let us know.



Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 events, students may choose to cancel their tests at this time. If you wish to cancel your AP Exam, you must log in to If you paid in full, you are eligible to receive $95 back. WE WILL NOT BE ISSUING REFUNDS UNTIL AP EXAM TESTING IS OVER IN JUNE. STUDENTS WHO CANCEL WILL STILL RECEIVE THE TEST BUT ARE NOT TO ACTIVATE THEIR E-TICKET OR ELSE THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Justin Elenes, AP Coordinator at or leave a voicemail at 949-234-5997

2020 AP exam schedule

AP Exam Schedule

AP Resources

CUSD has exciting news for students who have decided to challenge themselves by taking an Honors Level or Advanced Placement course. Summer assignments and assignments over Winter Break will no longer be required. However, we offer you several resources and ideas for optional reading. Below are some resources to assist you in selecting books.


The California Recommended Literature List is a searchable database of a collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades prekindergarten through grade twelve in all disciplines. Each book has a description called an "annotation" describing the book.


The Find a Book, California tool offers students over 160,000 books from which to choose. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on Lexile range, grade level, and/or personal interests. The Find A Book program is a national, state-led summer reading initiative sponsored by the Council of Chief State Schools Officers.


Renaissance Learning is a company with an international presence whose “primary purpose is to accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” They provide a free, online tool to assist in finding the most appropriate and engaging books for students.

o   To get started, check out Renaissance Learning website above.  

o   AR BookFinder: AR BookFinder

o   AR BookFinder in Spanish:  AR BookFinder in Spanish


District Departments have also included a variety of resources parents and students can utilize that are content specific.  More recommendations available.



Key Dates to Remember

August 20

AP Exam Registration Opens

October 25

Final day to submit Fee Reduction Eligibility Form

Nov 1

Payment Window Closes - $100/per exam

(Total Registration)

Nov 1

Last Day to Request a Full Refund

Nov 2 - February 25

Late Registration w/ $40 fee

February 28

Last Day to Request Partial Refund

May 11 - May 15

1st  Week of AP Examinations 

May 18 - May 22

2nd Week of AP Examinations

June 1 - June 5

Alternate/Late AP Examinations (pre-approval required)