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Advanced Placement Testing

  • AP Test registration closed on November 6. Late registrations are not permitted by the College Board after March 12. There is no fee for unused tests. Refunds for unused tests will be provided after the AP test windows have closed.

    The College Board has provided flexibility for spring 2021 test dates and administration. Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has elected to administer AP tests during Administration 2.

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    Use this link to view the test schedule.

    LCPS recognizes that some students may have unique needs and encourages them to reach out to their School Testing Coordinator to discuss available options/flexibility that is not met with this test administration.

    Administration 2:

    • AP Tests will be administered May 18-21 and May 24-28
    • Students taking a digital test will be expected to test at home, using their LCPS-issued device. Testing at home allows students to test in an environment that mimics their instruction and in a comfortable and safe setting. 
      • Watch a video about the digital tests here
    • All AP Tests will be full-length tests.

    Students taking the following tests will test at school, in person, due to security requirements from the College Board on Friday, May 21:

    Test times 8 AM & Noon

    • AP Chinese Language and Culture
    • AP French Language and Culture
    • AP German Language and Culture
    • AP Italian Language and Culture
    • AP Japanese and Culture
    • AP Latin
    • AP Spanish Language and Culture
    • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
    • AP Music Theory

    Students taking the following tests may test at school, in person, or may elect to take the digital test at a later date (Administration 3), from home:

    Administration 2 test date: May 24          Administration 3 test date: June 9

    Test times 8 AM & Noon                          Test times Noon & 4 PM

    • Calculus AB
    • Calculus BC
    • Physics 1: Algebra-based
    • Physics C: Mechanics

     Administration 2 test date: May 25         Administration 3 test date: June 10

    Test times 8 AM & Noon                         Test times Noon & 4 PM

    • Chemistry
    • Physics 2: Algebra-based
    • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
    • Statistics

    Students submitting digital portfolios and/or performance tasks for the following AP tests, must do so by May 20, at 11:59 PM EDT.

    • AP Art and Design
    • AP Seminar
    • AP Research
    • AP Computer Science Principles

    Students MUST notify their School Testing Coordinator and AP Teacher no later than May 21 of a change from Administration 2 to Administration 3! The College Board requires at least 7 business days to issue a new test ticket.  

    Please email Leigh.Bennett@lcps.org with concerns or questions.

Frequently Asked AP Questions

Loudoun County Public Schools charges $86 per AP test, with the exception of AP Seminar, which costs $134.

Payments may be made by cash or check at the high school's Counseling Office (when schools reopen) or by credit card using the school's online payment portal.

If a family needs to arrange for a payment plan or anticipates difficulty in paying for the exam, the family should speak confidentially with the school Principal or School Testing Coordinator.

About AP Exams

AP Exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course. Most AP courses have an end-of-year paper-and-pencil exam, but a few courses have different ways to assess what you’ve learned—for example, AP Art and Design students submit a portfolio of work for scoring.

Click on this link to access frequently asked questions about testing.

Exam Policies and Guidelines

All AP students deserve a fair and uniform testing experience, whether they are taking the exam in Connecticut, California, or China. To make sure this happens, the College Board requires exam-takers to follow these policies and procedures.

  • On exam day, before you can take your AP Exam, you will have to sign your answer sheet indicating that you have read and agree to follow all the test security and administration policies and procedures listed in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.
  • You will also need to sign the covers of your multiple-choice and free-response booklets, affirming statements related to the security of the exam.

  • If your testing does not adhere to the test security and test administration policies and procedures in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents—even if it’s not your fault—College Board reserves the right to cancel your AP Exam score.

  • If College Board finds that you have deliberately gained or attempted to gain or share an unfair advantage on any College Board test, or otherwise threatened the integrity of the test, we will prohibit you from taking the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, or AP Exams.

    Click on this link to learn more about AP testing policies.

Students are encouraged to contact the college or university they are applying to to learn about their AP acceptance practices. Most have a written policy spelling out how they award credit and advanced placement.

Students should also note that they will need to send the college or university a copy of their AP scores and may need to follow up to ensure they are received and reviewed.

Students with a documented disability (IEP or 504 Plan), may be able to receive an AP exam accommodation. There are a wide range of accommodations available, including extended time, large-type exams, a written copy of spoken test instructions, and permission to use a braille device, computer, or magnifying device.

Each high school has an SSD coordinator who helps students complete the accommodations request process. Most students work with their schools to submit accommodations requests online well in advance of the test date.
To receive accommodations on the AP exam, College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office has to approve the request. The College Board's decision regarding your request will be shared with you by the SSD Coordinator.


The new AP registration portal contains resources to assist students in preparing for their test, such as:
  • Personal progress checks with multiple choice items and free response items
  • Released exam questions (assigned by your AP Teacher)
  • Access resources within the "Exam Preparation" portion of AP Classroom, such as scoring guidelines and sample responses
  • Access resources within the "Exam" portion of AP Classroom to learn more about exam taking strategies and test day procedures

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