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College Board Addresses Glitches In Submitting AP Exams With New Backups

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A rubric for the 2020 Advanced Placement exam for United States history, which is scheduled to be taken remotely on Friday, May 15. (Megan Garvey/LAist)
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The second week of Advanced Placement -- or "AP" -- exams begins Monday.

While the College Board says less than 1% of test takers couldn't submit answers, distressed students have flooded social media with reports of glitches. And the stakes are high -- for some, passing could earn college credit or placement, potentially saving thousands in tuition.

So over the weekend, the College Board announced a new, backup email submission system.

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If a student is unable to upload answers -- the system will now prompt them with a unique email address to send responses immediately after the test.

One important caveat: the College Board is only offering that option to those taking AP exams going forward. So students who ran into problems last week, will still have to re-test in June.

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