AP® Exam FAQs

Registration Deadline: November 12, 2019


I can’t access my College Board Profile account or am not sure I have one. What do I do?

The College Board Profile is the same account used to access your past years’ AP® scores, PSAT® scores, and SAT® scores. Do not create a new one! Each student should have only ONE unique account. If you are unable to access the account, try using the ‘Forget Password?’ link on http://myap.collegeboard.org OR email apstudents@info.collegeboard.org OR call 888-225-5427 for assistance.

Where do I get the Join Code to complete the join step on the MyAP site?

Join Codes are subject, teacher, and period specific. Please see your AP® teacher ASAP to complete the step by November 12, 2019.

How do I activate the exam?

Log into MyAP and make sure you have joined the AP Class for that subject by using the MyAP Join Code issued by the teacher.

Click “Register for Exam” and then confirm your selection.

An activated exam registration will appear as:

Where do I get an admission ticket?

Students do not need admission tickets to enter the AP® Exam testing facilities. However, each student does need a CURRENT picture id, such as a school ID or a driver’s license. Without picture ID students will not be allowed to enter the room.

 What may I bring with me to the exam room?

Students MUST bring a current picture ID, at least two #2 pencils, pens in blue or black ink, and a calculator if applicable. No cell phones or electronic communication devices are allowed. No iPods or MP3 players are allowed. No highlighters are allowed. Students may bring backpacks, purses, or bags to the testing room, but will be directed to place those items in a specific location inside the exam location.  Water is the only liquid which may be brought inside the exam room.  Snack items brought to the testing room must be stored in clear plastic bags.

How do I figure out where my exam will be administered?

AP® exam testing locations will be posted on May 1, 2020 on bulletin boards in each Commons, in the College Guidance office, and on the bulletin board outside Ms. Lenhart’s office. Home-schooled, Sandia Prep, and Bosque School students taking AP® exams can access the AP® exam schedule/testing locations on May 1, 2019 at the Albuquerque Academy website (www.aa.edu).

When do I need to report to the testing room?

For morning exams, students need to report to the testing room at 7:45am. For afternoon exams students need to report to the testing room at 12:45pm. We encourage students to be on time for check in since there is identification information that must be completed before testing can begin which adds additional time to the testing time. For security reasons, students will not be admitted to the room once the exam materials have been opened. Late arrivals who are not admitted to the room are considered ‘no shows’ and are not eligible for the partial refund.

How do I know when the exam is? How do I know how long the exam is?

The 2020 AP® Exam calendar is posted on the link below. Exams are either Morning (AM) exams or Afternoon (PM) exams. On average, exams last 4.5 hours (this includes approximately 45 minutes of time spent on completing identifying information, etc.) Students should notify coaches, parents, etc. accordingly since no early dismissal is possible from the exam.

Do I need to excuse my absence from school during the exam?

You will automatically be excused for the class periods that are affected by the testing. You are not excused for the entire day. You are responsible for all school work missed during your absence for AP® Exams.

What if I have more than one exam scheduled for the same day and same time? What if I have two exams scheduled on the same day?

College Board makes provisions for students who would like to register to take two exams that are scheduled at the EXACT same time and date. Please email info@aptsusa.com immediately to get information on late testing locations and information. Unfortunately, you would not be eligible for late testing if you are taking two exams back to back (i.e. one in the morning and one in the afternoon).

What if I decide to not take an exam? Can I get a refund?

All exams orders must be pre-paid. If you decide not to take an exam for which you have paid, you must notify us in writing via info@aptsusa.com by 11:59pm on March 12, 2020. Include in your email your name, your student ID number, the school you attend, and the title of your exam that you would like to cancel. Students canceling by the March 12 deadline are eligible for a partial refund. (See Registration Information for more details.) Students who no show for an exam are not eligible for a refund.

What if I finish the exam early? Can I leave early?

Per College Board’s security regulations for exams, students may not leave the test until time is called and all examinees are excused together. If a student leaves without permission, their exam will be collected and submitted separately to College Board. Their score will be cancelled and no refund will be possible. Exams are approximately 4.5 hours. Please be prepared for the duration of the exam.

 What if I get sick and can’t make the exam?

There are provisions for students who become sick or injured during or right before testing. In case of such an emergency, please call Ms. Kienzle at 505-828-3220. A doctor’s note may be requested in the event of illness.