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Below you will find the current AP related information for the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Advanced Placement Testing, Spring 2020

**An important notice regarding student uploading of answers and technical difficulties is discussed in this email.

Updated: May 18, 2020

2020 Exam Schedule

Here is the exam schedule for the 2020 Advanced Placement tests. Times listed here are Central time. If you look at other sites, please make sure that you check on time zones!

Exam updates

May 1, 2020

NEW: An "Exam Day Demo" is currently available. It can be found at the AP Exam Day Demo site

The College Board has released its plan for Spring 2020 AP Exams. You will find information for students located at this link (PDF) or (MS Word version). Information for staff members can be found in this link.

This FAQ document is intended to answer basic questions about AP changes. Email is the best way to connect if you have further questions:

An email is being sent to all students registered for a Spring exam. This is nearly the same as the email sent from The College Board; MMSD wants to ensure that everyone has a chance to read it. This also contains a few MMSD specific pieces of information.

The College Board's COVID-19 website link.

Cancelling an exam

May 1, 2020

Exams may no longer be cancelled for a refund this year.

If you have questions, please email Tim Peterson, Director of Assessment, at

Who is my school's AP Coordinator?

Need Accommodations?

Testing accommodations present on an IEP or 504 are not applied to Advanced Placement exams. The College Board requires students seeking testing accommodations for AP exams to apply privately for approval before any accommodations may be granted in May.

This year's deadline for application for approved accommodations was January 17, 2020. Families may apply after this date, but there is no guarantee the College Board will review late applications in time for administration in May.

Additional information regarding this application process may be found here. Your school has a College Board designated Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinator who can assist in the application process. Please contact your school's AP coordinator if you are unsure who to speak to regarding the process.

Preparing for Exam Day

April 29, 2020

The College Board is releasing more specific information regarding Exam Day and preparing for it.

An "Exam Day Demo" is currently available. It can be found at the AP Exam Day Demo site

World Language and Music Theory Exams

May 1, 2020

Specific information for any World Language Exam is found on the AP World Language Exam site

Specific information for the Music Theory Exam is found on the AP Music Theory Exam site

Changing Family Financial Situation?

As family financial situations change due to the pandemic, a student’s status regarding Free or Reduced Lunch designation may also change. If you have recently applied for and been granted Free or Reduced Lunch status, you will be eligible to have most or all of your AP exam fees returned to you and covered by the District.

To see if you qualify and to start this process, you should begin by reviewing this page.

Questions about the application process itself should be directed to MMSD’s Food & Nutrition at 608- 204-4001.

Applications must be complete and approved prior to May 22, 2020 in order for students to receive a refund for Advanced Placement exam fees. Once the status has been approved, please email Sarah Wollner ( to request your AP refund.

AP World Language Credits at UW Schools

If you are planning to attend a University of Wisconsin school, please review the school's policy for AP credits before registering for your AP world language exams. In some cases, you can receive retroactive credit for high school coursework without having to take an AP exam.

  • From the University of Wisconsin's website: "In some schools and colleges it is possible to earn retroactive language credits for prior work completed in a foreign language. Contact the language department to learn more about retroactive credits and to determine which type of credit (AP or retroactive) will best meet your needs."

  • To go to the UW site, click here.