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Advanced Placement Exams

Important reminder to AP Digital Exams candidates

Digital Exams candidates are required to download and set up the Digital Testing Application before the exam, and practice with the sample questions inside the Application, at least 3 days as recommended.

Candidates who do not have the Digital Testing Application will not be able to test.

    To complete the Application set up, follow the below steps:

  1. Download and install the Digital Testing Application on your testing computer
  2. Login to the Digital Testing Application with your “My AP” account user name and password
  3. Check if your registered subjects are all listed in the “Practice” tab; if they are not and your account have any discrepancies, please contact AP Services for Students to resolve it as soon as possible
  4. Practice with sample questions in the Digital Testing Application
  5. Complete Exam Setup on the testing computer to be used for exam 3 days before EACH Digital Exam.
      - You should not share the computer to others after set up.
  6. Check in to the Digital Exam 30 minutes before the official exam start time.

2021 Digital AP Exams Troubleshooting – tips in case you have technical issues before, during, or after your exam:

The AP Services for Students via telephone at +1-212-632-1780 or email

20 May 2021


AP Exams are offered by the College Board of the United States. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) is one of the examination centres appointed by the College Board to hold AP Exams in Hong Kong
  • Students who take Advanced Placement (AP) exams are immersed in university-level learning while still in secondary school.
  • AP is recognized by universities around the world as a standard of academic excellence. Universities offer advanced placement, credit or both, and/or recognize AP in their admission process.

(Extracted from AP: A World-Class Academic Experience)

AP International Recognition

AP Exams are recognized over the world. Over 3,600 universities in more than 55 countries grant credits and / or advanced placement to AP students, including top-notch UK universities. For details, please view

Resources for Preparing AP Exams

Resources for preparing AP Exams are available at

Examination Registration Timetable

AP Exams are offered in May every year internationally. More details on the exam date of each subject and other relevant information can be found on the Web site of the College Board at

The registration period for examinations in 2021 is as follows:

Examination Types / Dates Online Registration Period
AP Examination
(Examination Date: 3 – 14 May 2021)
21 Sep 2020 – 2 Nov 2020
AP Late-testing
(Examination Date: 18 – 21 May 2021)
21 Sep 2020 – 2 Nov 2020

*No entry will normally be accepted after the registration period. Applicants are advised to submit their entries as early as possible in order to avoid the rush in the last few days. If under exceptional circumstances a late entry is accepted, extra examination fee per subject and an additional administration fee on top will be charged.

Online Registration:

The term "applicant" on the registration form refers to the person who accepts the responsibilities for:

  • reading and undertaking to abide by the Exam Regulations, ensuring the those connected with the exam are aware of relevant matters;
  • entering candidates, ensuring the accuracy of the information supplied, including name, subjects and any specific needs;
  • notifying the candidate of the exam, time and venue;
  • receiving all communications regarding the entries made (including e-admission form) and disseminating all such communications to the candidates as effectively as possible

Applicants may submit their registration online via the HKEAA International and Professional Examinations Online Services at (Online Services) during the specified registration period. For batch registration, applicants, teachers/schools are recommended to use the "pre-filled candidate information" function which allows an upload of a maximum of 30 candidates each time. Before registration, applicants are required to create their own accounts with a valid email address. After successful application and payment, applicants can login their accounts at the Registration Home Page to view their examination entries. The Authority cannot accept any responsibilities for unsuccessful registration because of technical/network failure.

During registration period, Notes to Applicants can be downloaded here.

For Language subjects and Music Theory with limited seats available (i.e. subjects with an asterisk "*" on the registration form), applicants must contact the HKEAA to make reservation by email ( before submission of registration. Once the reservation is confirmed, the applicants will receive a reservation code which is required to be filled in on the registration form. The HKEAA will cancel the registration of those candidates who do not make reservation in advance and forfeit the examination fees paid.

Starting from 2020, the subjects of 2-D or 3-D Art & Design; Drawing and Computer Science Principles are no longer available at the HKEAA centres.

Exam Fees

  • Exam fee per subject: HK$1,972
  • Exam fee per subject for late-testing: HK$2,632

E-Admission Form

  • E-admission form will be sent to applicants online via the HKEAA International and Professional Examination Online Services at (Online Services) around 1 month prior to the examination date. Applicants submitted their registration by post or in person (i.e. not via Online Services) are required to create their own accounts at Online Services with the email address provided on the registration form in order to receive their admission forms.
  • Applicants who have not received their admission forms two weeks before the examination date should contact the HKEAA for assistance.
  • Candidates should print their admission forms on a clean A4 paper and attend the examination at the assigned time / date / venue as specified on their admission forms.

Release of result

AP score reports are provided in July by the College Board to the candidates, the colleges and universities and their high schools designated by the candidates through "My AP" account, if applicable.

All AP score results for students will be delivered on an online score reporting system, where candidates will be able to view, download and print their AP score reports. In order to get the AP scores online, candidates are advised to open their College Board accounts before AP results are released (i.e. before July). Once they have signed up for an account, emails given by the College Board will keep them updated on how and when to access the AP scores.

Frequently Asked Questions


    Address: 3/F, 17 Tseuk Luk Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Tel.: (852) 3628 8787
    Fax: (852) 3628 8790

    AP Services
    Address: P.O. Box 6671,
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
    Tel: (1) 212-632-1780
    Fax: (1) 610-2908979

    Personal Data

    Personal data of applicants / candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary.  However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:

    • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organisations in their admissions processes;
    • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organisations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
    • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organisations to confirm the candidates’ eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organisations for verification;
    • certifying candidates’ examination results in response to legitimate requests;<
    • processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
    • conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publication, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the applications/candidates*.

    The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of applicants / candidates to third parties for use for the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government/public organisations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.

    In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his / her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that applicants' / candidates' personal data / correspondence / other information received by the HKEAA may be transferred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the above mentioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board direct for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.*If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the Authority.

    Applicants / Candidates should accept that the HKEAA shall not be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, governmental action or intervention, riot, or any other cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of the HKEAA. The HKEAA, including their contractors and subcontractors, shall not be liable to anyone claiming for any damages which are caused by, arising from or otherwise related to the failure of staff members, examination personnel or the examination centres to comply with the examination regulations, policies or procedures.