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AP Update 2021 - Advanced Placement Goes Digital/At-Home Again

Updated: Aug 16, 2021

Big news for 2021 AP Exam testers! The College Board announced yesterday that, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they will be offering most AP Exams in three formats this year:

  1. Regular In-School Paper Exams

  2. Digital In-School Exams

  3. Digital At-Home Exams

The Digital In-School and At-Home exams will be not be like the exams last year, which were only 45 minutes in length. They will be the FULL, 3+ hour AP Exams that we all know and love (and sometimes hate), and more security measures will be put in place to prevent those who are taking the test at home from cheating, though the College Board has not yet spelled out exactly what that will mean. Some tests like the GMAT, GRE, and LSAT have been requiring At-Home testers to both be filmed and share their screens while also using locked testing browsers, but the College Board will not share more information on this subject until March.

Individual schools will ultimately make the decision about which format of the AP Exams they will plan to offer this year, but rest assured that for any student who is choosing to learn remotely during this year, an At-Home version of the AP Exams will be available to you once again.

We will keep you posted as we learn more!



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