About Your AP Exam E-ticket


  • You cannot take this year’s AP Exam without an e-ticket.
  • College Board will send you an e-ticket by email 2 days before your exam.
  • You’ll need this e-ticket to check in to your exam on exam day.
  • You’ll get a unique e-ticket for each exam you’re registered for.
  • Each e-ticket is personalized for you—it contains your AP ID. Don’t share your e-ticket with anyone.
  • For AP Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish Language and Culture Exams: You must check in with your e-ticket on exam day using the same device that you’ve installed the AP World Languages Exam App on—that’s the device you will use for the whole exam. You can only enter the exam by checking in with your e-ticket and clicking “Start My Exam” when prompted, which will launch the app in exam mode.

Taking a Makeup Exam

Do not try to use your May e-ticket for the June makeup exam. We’ll send you a different e-ticket two days before the makeup exam date.

If you have two exams at the same time, you’ll be able to take one in the makeup testing window and the other in the final exception testing window in late June.

Here’s how it works:

  • Decide which one you want to take during the June 1−5 makeup testing window.
  • For each exam that you can’t take during the makeup testing window, use the AP Exception Testing Request Form to request testing on the June 22−30 exception testing dates.
    • The AP Exception Testing Request Form will be available starting June 1 and requests must be submitted by no later than 6 p.m. Eastern Time on June 7.
    • To complete the form, you’ll need your AP Makeup Request Key from the most recent e-ticket email for the exam you want take. If you can’t find your e-ticket email, a backup copy is available in your My AP account.
  • You can also use the form if you have another valid reason why you can’t test June 1−5.

Review Your Contact Information

If you haven’t received any email updates from the AP Program, confirm that your email address in My AP is correct. In addition to e-tickets, College Board is sending other important information through email. You’ll need access to your email inbox or College Board account from the computer or device you plan to use to take the exams.