Date of the exam

We advise all interested students that College Board has published the date of the AP Italian Language and Culture exam on its web site: it is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2012, after 12.00 PM. Information about the AP Italian Language and Culture exam can be found also on the Embassy of Italy’s website,, and on

It’s not possible to take the exam on dates different from the one indicated by the College Board.
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The exam can be taken at the same school where the courses are held.
Italian students who have not attended an AP course can take the exam at the nearest school where the examination is held. You can contact the nearest Consular Office ( ) to know if there are courses offered for native speakers in your area.



The examination fee is 87$.

The fee for exams administered at schools outside of the United States and Canada, with the exception of U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) is $117.
The fee for exams administered at College Board-authorized testing centers outside of the United States is 143$.

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The College Board provides a 22$ fee reduction for all eligible students with financial needs. The schools may provide a further reduction of 8$ bringing the examination fee to 57$.

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Scholarships for AP Italian teachers

The Osservatorio della Lingua Italiana has published a contest for the assignment of some scholarships to proficient AP Italian teachers or teachers who have demonstrated the intention of starting an AP Italian course, according to the terms and conditions specified in the attached announcement. The award consists of ten scholarships each to the value of 2,600 $ for the participation to a training course recognized by the College Board, at the Italian Summer School of Middlebury College, one of the most prestigious academic institutions of its kind in the US.

For more information visit

Call for applicants – AP Italian teachers

Application form – AP Italian teachers

Announcement – AP Italian teachers


Home Schooled Students: how to take the exam.

Please note that individuals may take the exam regardless of whether they have taken an AP Italian course or are a High School student. We advise all students interested in the Italian AP exam who have not attended an AP Italian course that they can take the exam following these steps:

  1. exams must be ordered and administered in schools. approved by the College Board.


  1. students should contact AP Services no later than March 1st to get contact information for approved schools;


  1. additional information regarding locations where the AP Italian exam is to be held may be found at:
Or you may contact AP Services.  Once they know your ZIP CODE, AP Service can identify the school closest to your address that accepts homeschooled students (regardless of whether that particular school offers an AP Italian course).  Following is the contact information for AP Services:



Mailing Address: AP Services 

P.O. Box 6671

Princeton, NJ 08541 – 6671


Phone: 888 225-5427 (tool-free in the U.S. and Canada) or 609 771-7300
TTY: 609 882-4118
Fax: 609 530-0482
Call Center Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM ET




  1. Student should be in contact with the school in which they want to take the exam no later than the enrollment deadline for the AP Italian language and culture exam being held on May 17th, 2012, that is 15th March.


  1. For all related questions, students should contact AP Services:

Phone: 888 225-5427 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) or

609 771-7300



Additional information regarding the exam may be found at: .

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