AP Exams 2021

SPECIAL BULLETIN: AP Exams 2021–Burnaby North

AP Exams will be running a little differently this year. Below is what you will need to know if you plan on taking them.

What you’ll find here:

  • Paying for Exams
  • Quarter 1, 2, and 3 AP Courses and Exams
  • Quarter 4 AP Courses and Exams
  • Are you a Grade 10 or 11 student taking an AP class this year?
  • In-school Exam schedule for Quarters 1, 2, and 3
  • Digital Portfolio Submission Deadlines
  • Late Testing
  • Quarter 4 Digital Exam Schedule

Paying for Exams

Exam registration for anyone who took AP classes in Quarter 1 is now closed. It is too late to register and purchase exams for classes taken during that quarter.

Students who are took or are taking AP classes during Quarters 2, 3, or 4 have until Thursday, February 25, 2021 to register for exams on https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/ and pay for them on https://burnaby.schoolcashonline.com/ or with Ms. Goss in room 114. We will not accept late payments; however, if you change your mind at any point about one or more AP exams, you will receive a full refund. Again, late payments or registrations will not be accepted.

Lastly, you must be enrolled in the class to take an AP exam. If you paid for an exam earlier but then dropped the class, you will not have an exam ordered for you and will be issued a refund.

Quarter 1, 2, and 3 AP Courses and Exams

You may have recently received an email from the AP College Board or seen their website stating a few exam options in the Spring. As a District, Burnaby schools has decided that students taking exams for corresponding courses will take these exams as in traditional years – in school and in pencil. This is also the AP College Board’s preferred option. We will do our best to ensure your safety by following all the recommended Health and Safety measures of the school. There will be a Zoom session emailed out to all exam takers sometime in April to go over these safety protocols including what to do if there is a COVID-19 exposure or if the exam cannot take place in person.

Quarter 4 AP Courses and Exams

If you are a Quarter 4 AP student, the only exam window that AP is offering an in-school or at-home digital exam only from June 1-4, 7-11. Our Quarter 4 technically ends on June 24th.  The AP College Board is not moving these dates despite our expressed concerns that there is not enough time to cover all content in this quarter. It is completely your choice on whether you choose to take this exam or not – if you do choose to, it will mean self-studying on your part to get through missed content. Your only exam option is a digital, at home exam (provided you have reliable WIFI, a laptop or desktop computer, and computer camera); if you do not have a laptop or WIFI, the school will work with you by either providing a laptop and/or space to take the exam. Again, there will be a Zoom session emailed out to all exam takers sometime in April to go over the details of the digital exam.

Are you a Grade 10 or 11 student taking an AP class this year?

You have the option to postpone or retake the AP exam you are taking the course for in the 2021-22 school year. There will be reminders in the bulletin to see Ms. Mihic about this starting September 2021.

2021 AP Exam Schedule for Quarter 1, 2, and 3 classes

Paper, In-School
  8:00 a.m. Local Time 12:00 p.m. Local Time 2:00 p.m. Local Time
May 3, 2021
Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
May 4, 2021
Human Geography
May 5, 2021
English Literature and Composition Physics 1: Algebra-Based
May 6, 2021
Computer Science A
May 7, 2021
Chemistry Physics 2: Algebra-Based
May 10, 2021
French Language and Culture Macroeconomics
May 11, 2021
Seminar Psychology
May 12, 2021
English Language and Composition Microeconomics
May 13, 2021*
May 14, 2021


Italian Language and Culture

Chinese Language and Culture (computer based)

Environmental Science

May 17, 2021*

Digital Portfolio Submission Deadlines
Please note that Digital Portfolios must be submitted by 8:59 p.m. PST.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:59 PM AP Art and Design Digital Portfolio Due
Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:59 PM AP Capstone Digital Portfolio Due
Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:59 PM AP Computer Science Principles Digital Portfolio Due

Late Testing

Occasionally, circumstances make it necessary for students to test late. To preserve the security of AP Exams, alternate forms are used for late testing. All students who participate in late testing at a given school must take these alternate exams on the scheduled late-testing dates at the scheduled times. We only allow for late testing when there is an exam conflict or in specific circumstances. Please check with Ms. Mihic well ahead of exam time.

Paper, In-School
  Morning 8 a.m.
Local Time
Afternoon 12 p.m.
Local Time
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Statistics
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

English Language and Composition




Physics C: Mechanics



Computer Science A




Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Thursday, May 20, 2021



Physics 1: Algebra-Based



Art History


Chinese Language and Culture


French Language and Culture


Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Quarter 4 Digital Exam Schedule

At-Home, Digital
  9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT)
June 1, 2021
Computer Science A
June 2, 2021
Art History
June 3, 2021
June 9, 2021

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Physics 1: Algebra-Based
June 11, 2021

If you have any questions, please email me at Dragana.mihic@burnabyschools.ca

Additional Information: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/exam-administration-ordering-scores/exam-dates