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AP Test Dates and Resources


Learn more about Advanced Placement courses and preparing for the exams. Get your own login for access to your AP scores.

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AP Credit Policy Search

Want to know if a college will award you college credit for your AP scores? Check out this College Board search tool:

AP Credit Policy Search

Wondering whether it’s worth it to take these tough classes? Here are a few good reasons to consider adding AP classes to your course load:

  • AP classes help prepare you for the kind of work you’ll be expected to do in college courses.
  • You learn a lot in AP classes – teachers will expect you to engage in discussions and projects instead of just memorizing facts and figures.
  • Taking an AP class looks good on your transcript,especially since AP grades are often given more weight when measuring your GPA.
  • Many colleges and universities accept AP classes as college credit (see below for more info).
  • If you get college credit, you can save on tuition by waiving pre-requisite courses.

How Can I Get College Credit for AP Classes?

One of the biggest perks of AP classes is that you can get college credit as long as you score well on the AP Exam at the end of the semester. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest. Many colleges accept a score of 4 or 5 on an AP exam as college credit in that subject area. In some cases, even a 3 is accepted for college credit.


NOTE: Not all AP exams are given at WHS. Check with the WHS AP Coordinator for exams offered. Students wanting to take other tests can register with other local high schools that offer them based on space available.

AP Exam calendar & information



The 2022 AP Exams will be administered in schools as paper-and-pencil* exams over two weeks in May: May 2–6 and May 9–13.

*As usual, AP Chinese and AP Japanese Exams are administered in schools on computers.

Start Times

  • Exams have local start times and can begin up to 1 hour after the official start time (i.e., exams can begin between 8–9 a.m. local time for morning exams, between 12–1 p.m. local time for afternoon exams, and between 2–3 p.m. local time for Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism during the regularly scheduled exam administration).

Exams with Digital Portfolios

  • AP Art and Design: Your teacher or AP coordinator will set their own deadline for you to submit your portfolio. After you submit your portfolio to your teacher, the AP coordinator needs to forward it to the AP Program by the first week in May.
  • AP Seminar and AP Research: May 2, 2022 (11:59 p.m.) is the deadline to submit performance tasks as final and for your presentations to be scored by your AP Seminar or AP Research teacher.
  • AP Computer Science Principles: May 2, 2022 (11:59 p.m.) is the deadline to submit your Create performance task as final.