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AP Exam Information

Dear AP students and parents,

It is the time of year again for Advanced Placement exams. As you know, our usual policy is that any student taking an AP class must also take the exam.    Due to the unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 virus, the College Board is allowing students to cancel taking the exam at no charge this year.   While we still strongly encourage our students to take their AP exams, you do have the option to cancel if necessary.

The AP exams will be given online this year and can be taken at home.  The exams will be 45 minutes long.   The questions will be free-response with each question timed separately.    They will be open book and open note. The updated dates and times for the AP exams, set by the College Board, are provided below.

Date Exam Time
Tuesday, May 12 Calculus AB 2:00 pm
Wednesday, May 13 English Literature & Composition 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 14 Chemistry 2:00 pm
Friday, May 15 United States History 2:00 pm
Monday, May 18 Biology 2:00 pm
Monday, May 18 Environmental Science 4:00 pm
Tuesday, May 19 Psychology 2:00 pm
Wednesday, May 20 English Language & Composition  2:00 pm
Wednesday, May 20 Microeconomics 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 21 Macroeconomics 4:00 pm

The cost per AP exam is $94.  If you participate in the federal government's free and reduced lunch program, you may be eligible for a fee reduction.  Please see Mrs. Flinn if you qualify.  You have two options to pay for your exam(s).   The first option is to mail in a check to BW (c/o Mrs. Flinn at 700 Bishop Walsh Rd. Cumberland, MD 21502).  All checks for the exams should be made out to Bishop Walsh School.   The other option is to pay through this PayPal link: 

Number of AP Exams


The deadline for paying your exam fees is Monday, June 1st.

If you have any questions about AP exams, please feel free to ask.   The AP website is also quite useful.   We are hopeful that your student will have a positive outcome for his/her exams this year.  Thank you for your support in this matter.