Apr 17

AP Exams Update from Brebeuf Jesuit

Hello AP Students and Parents,

We now have nearly complete information as it pertains to AP testing during this unique time. Please see below for a complete exam schedule and links to information regarding examcontent, scoring, college credit, testing accommodations, and exam security.

Seniors…listen up!

Your last day of school is Friday, May 14, however, AP exams extend beyond this date; AP exam testing goes through May 22.

Online At-Home AP Exam Instructions will be sent to you in late April!

Video demonstrations on how to access the testing system will be released in late April!

Computer, tablet, smart phone… any of these devices will work when taking exams!

You do NOT need to communicate whether or not you plan to take the exam. However, please review ‘Taking AP Exams’ before opting-out of the exam(s).

Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day, at the same time, worldwide.

There are tools in place to detect plagiarism. Serious consequences will occur for students who violate exam security.

There is no downside to following through and taking the exam! This is an opportunity to give recognition to the academic work you’ve done. The exam(s) you’ll take will be much shorter than usual and there’s great value in earning college credit before beginning college.

It is important that you indicate which college you’d like to receive your AP examscore(s) in AP Profile by June 20! Once logged in to your My AP account, go to “APProfile” → “Score Send” → select institution/school → click “Save”.

Your teachers will be available on the days leading up to exams. Please reach out to them with questions.

Sophomores and Juniors…this is for you!

Online At-Home AP Exam Instructions will be sent to you in late April!

Video demonstrations on how to access the testing system will be released in late April.

Computer, tablet, smart phone…any of these devices will work when taking exams.

You do NOT need to communicate whether or not you plan to take the exam. However, please review “Taking AP Exams” before opting-out of the exam(s).

Each subject’s exam will be taken on the same day, at the same time, worldwide.

There are tools in place to detect plagiarism. Serious consequences will occur for students who violate exam security.

Taking AP Exams

AP Exams have been revised to 45 minutes each, all free response (no multiple-choice), and will be taken online, at home. Exams are open book, open note, and students are free to use the internet.

Students must have a working email address that’s affiliated with their College Board account as this is how exams will be delivered (via email).

AP Exams are scheduled for May 11-15 and May 18-22, with make-up testing on June 1-5.

If a student has a pre-existing conflict, or something comes up on one of these dates, such as a family illness, etc., he/she can test during the makeup period (June 1-5). Simply not taking the exam on one of the above regularly scheduled exam dates will automatically allow the student to test during the makeup window. No other action is required.

This year’s exams focus on content most teachers covered prior to March, so this year’s exams have been designed to honor and reward the good work students already did prior to widespread school closures.

Students can opt-out of the exam if they prefer not to test this year; there will not be a $40 cancellation fee. However, students should consult with his/her Academic Counselor prior to opting-out of the exam if pursuing the Academic Honors Diploma.

Refunds

If you have paid an exam fee for AP Spanish Language, AP Drawing, AP European History, AP U.S. History, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, and/or AP Psychology, here are your options:

If the family has a balance, the credit will be applied to it.

If you’re a junior and have no outstanding balance, the credit will be applied to next school year.

If you’re a graduating senior with no balance, you will receive a refund sometime after June 15, 2020.

If you registered for an exam late (after November 15 for full-year AP courses and after February 14 for second semester only AP courses), and choose to opt-out from taking the exam, your late order fee of $40 will be refunded/credited (see options above).


Exam Content & Timing – course-specific exam information

Exam Preparation – on YouTube, students can access daily, online AP classes taught by APteachers from across the country

Exam Accommodations – if you are approved for accommodations through the College Board (i.e. extended time), an automatic timing adjustment will be in place when you log in to take your exam(s).

Exam Scoring – no later than May 26, all AP teachers will be able to access their students’ work/exams.

Exam Security – every student response will be scanned by plagiarism software

What You Need to Know – College Board Blog

Finally, mark your calendar! You’re invited to attend a special webinar TONIGHT, Thursday, April 16, at 7:00 p.m. ET with Trevor Packer, the head of the AP program. He’ll be discussing this year’s at-home AP Exams and how to help you prepare. Make sure to register in advance!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Lindsay Davis (AP Coordinator) at ldavis@brebeuf.org or Carroll Easterday (Dir. of College Counseling) at ceasterday@brebeuf.org with any questions. We are here for you!

Thank you!

Lindsay Davis

College Counselor & AP Coordinator

Carroll Easterday

Director of College Counseling