The APA Publication Manual was updated from the 6th edition to the 7th edition in October 2019.
Many institutions have opted to implement the 7th edition changes by September 2020. This page highlights comparisons between the 6th and 7th editions and the most significant changes that might impact students and faculty who are familiar with the older edition.
New with the 7th edition are specific instructions for student papers. Please check with your instructor to determine whether to use the student or professional version. Student papers do not require all the same elements (e.g. no running head) but some instructors may require a blended version of required elements.