APUSH Test Dates You Should Know

APUSH Test Dates You Should Know

When you’re signed up for AP U.S. History, you know that you’re going to stay busy throughout the year. You have books to read, dates to remember, themes to explore, and tests to study for. To remember everything that you need to know, get a planner. Then, write down the following important APUSH test dates.


If you would like to request accommodations for the exam, you need to submit the request it in February. Some of the accommodations available include:

  • Extended testing time
  • Larger print
  • Larger block answer sheets
  • Use of a braille translator
  • Assigned reader or writer
  • Written copy of oral instructions

If you miss the deadline to apply for the needed accommodations, you won’t be able to receive the accommodation that you require. Or, the exam score won’t count. Submit your request early in February to be sure that you will receive the accommodation by test time.

March 15th

If you are homeschooled or attend a school that doesn’t offer the AP U.S. History course, you need to contact AP services to find an approved AP coordinator. The AP coordinator will find a location for you to take the exam and set up everything for test day.

Plan on reaching out to AP services as early as March 1st. But, don’t miss the deadline of March 15th to be sure that you can take the exam on testing day.

May 11th

The AP exams are administered during the first two weeks of May. The APUSH test days are typically on the first Friday of May. For example, in 2018, the test day is Friday, May 11, 2018. APUSH is usually administered during the morning session.


You’ve taken the exam. Now, the waiting begins. What was your score? Did you pass? You’ll find out in July. This is the time when scores are sent out to students and their high school and colleges of choice.

If you need to alter which colleges receive your scores, contact AP Services by the middle of June. Send a written request with the list of colleges that you would like to receive your test scores.

Which APUSH test dates apply to you? Make sure that you’re aware of the important dates, and jot them in your planner or on your calendar. Then, get to work. Create your study plan to ace the exam and get the scores that you want.

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  • Jamie Goodwin

    Jamie graduated from Brigham Young University- Idaho with a degree in English Education. She spent several years teaching and tutoring students at the elementary, high school, and college level. She currently works as a contract writer and curriculum developer for online education courses. In her free time, she enjoys running and spending time with her boys!

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