Information for Counselors
The Gist: We reached out to AP students and they overwhelmingly told us they remain eager to take AP Exams. To give students the opportunity to earn college credit and/or placement through their AP score, we’ve made changes to AP Exam dates and format to allow students to test from home. For the 2019-20 AP Exam administration only, we developed secure 45-minute online exams for each course. Exams were given from May 11–22 and makeup test dates are available for each subject from June 1–5.
Take action✓ Inform your students and parents of the changes to AP classes and exams
✓ Help your students prepare for at-home AP Exams
✓ Ensure students take their makeup exams
✓ Share these tips to avoid problems on exam day
✓ Review the makeup exam schedule
✓ Get the 2020 AP Exam Participation Data
Key Resources for Counselors
AP 2020 Exams: Supporting SSD/Accommodations Quick Reference
AP 2020 Exams: Five Steps to Take Before the Exam
AP 2020 Exams Overview for Counselors
Outlines the most important information for counselors—from preparation to exam logistics, fees/waivers, and scoring.
Top 10 Things Counselors Should Know to Support Students Preparing for 2020 AP Exams
Be ready to support your students’ preparation for their at-home AP Exams.
Use these customizable email and social media messages to inform parents and students.
Overview Presentation: AP Exams at Home - PDF
Let your students and parents know about changes to the AP Exam process.
Information for Counselors
As the College Board responds to the impact of coronavirus, our top priorities are the health and safety of students and educators. To accommodate students who were impacted by recent cancellations, we will provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August:
- August 29
- September 26
- October 3
- November 7 (Subject Tests only for International November administration)
- December 6
To accommodate students who were impacted by recent cancellations, starting May 28 we are offering a week-long priority registration for August, September, and October administrations certain students
- Students in the high school class of 2020 or 2021 who don’t have an SAT score: You can register now for any 2020 SAT administration, including the August, September, and October test dates.
- Students with an active registration (did not cancel) for the June SAT or SAT Subject Test: You can transfer your June registration to only one of the upcoming administrations.
- All other students: You can register now only for the November and December SAT or SAT Subject Test administrations. Beginning at approximately 8 p.m. ET on June 3, registration will be open for all students for all upcoming administrations, including the August, September, and October test dates.
Registration for August, September, and October administrations will open for all students on June 3 at approximately 8pm, ET. For November and December administrations, all students can register at this time.
Colleges are rightfully being flexible with their testing requirements. Most are also extending both their early decision/early action and regular decision deadlines, so students who do submit scores can do so later. Check college websites to get the most accurate information on their policies and deadlines.
Test Center Availability
We may have limited capacity in certain areas due to public health restrictions and high demand. Encourage students to check other dates if they can't find a nearby test center with availability. We'll update students throughout the summer via our website, blog posts, email, and social media as we get new information and add new seats and test centers.
If you or your school are interested in becoming a test center, please visit BecomeATestCenter to open or expand capacity at your test center.
SAT School Day Adminstrations
To provide more opportunities for students to take the SAT in fall 2020, we’re adding a School Day administration on September 23. Schools that administer the SAT Suite of Assessments can order the September 23 SAT School Day administration. Schools can administer School Day on both September 23 and October 14.
Almost all of our state partners and many of our district partners have expressed interest in administering the SAT during the school day in the fall. This is an important opportunity, as states and large districts who participate can provide the SAT for free to all their students. If students were scheduled to take the SAT as part of state-required testing, they can check with their school or district for updates.
For more information, please visit our SAT coronavirus page.
Check back for more information throughout the summer. For the most up to date information, visit our SAT coronavirus updates page.
More resources coming soon.
For more general coronavirus-related SAT Program updates visit: SAT Suite of Assessments Updates Pertaining to Coronavirus