2019-2020 AP® Exam FAQs

Registration Deadline: October 31, 2019

Exam Fee: $97

REMINDER TO JOIN THE AP® EXAM GROUP ON MyAP® BY October 31!!

What is the deadline to order AP® exams?

Students attending Atlanta Jewish Academy must adhere to the following new timelines/deadlines, based on when the new College Board procedures for AP®

Deadline to register: October 31, 2019 for May 2020 Exams.

Students who are self-studying for an exam, homeschooled, or preparing for an exam not offered as a course at Atlanta Jewish Academy must adhere to the October 31 deadline.

Late registration will be possible from November 13 through March 10, 2020 with a penalty fee of $55 per exam.

There will be no waiting list and no stand-by testing.

How do I order AP® exams?

Step 1: Click on Submit AP® Exam Payment and complete the online form. You can submit payment using either a credit/debit card OR mail-in a check or money order. Instructions are included at the end of the form based on the payment option that you choose.

ALL students must complete the online payment form and submit payment by October 31, 2019. (Site opens September 23.)

Step 2: Students must JOIN their Exam Groups on the MyAP Site, https://myap.collegeboard.org/, to activate the exam order and complete the process. Join codes are specific to each class subject and class period. Please speak to your course teacher to obtain the correct join code and complete the registration process. Students MUST join the course section on MyAP by November 8th AND submit payment by October 31st to complete the registration process.

⇒ BOTH steps above must be completed for an exam order to be considered complete.

Failure to complete the Join Step on MyAP will mean that the school coordinator cannot submit your exam order. Fees will automatically be refunded and no exam ordered.

There will be no waiting list and no stand-by testing.

Why are there now multiple steps for registration?

The College Board has launched this new system nationwide in August 2019 for May 2020 AP® Exams.

What are the benefits of the new system that College Board is using?

The online Exam Group JOIN component will allow College Board to personalize student exam materials for exam day. This will mean no longer having to bubble onto a scantron crucial details like name, ID number and email address. AND it will mean faster and more accurate results to your colleges and universities! In addition, by also joining the Class Group with a teacher issued Join Code, students will be able to access homework and test assignments from their AP® Teachers that will include secure questions from the College Board AP® Question Bank. Students will also have access to review materials and resources.

What if I can’t log into my College Board profile or can’t remember if I have one?

Students create College Board profiles to access their AP®, PSAT® and SAT® scores or to register for a SAT® or SAT® 2 Exam. You may already have an account if you have taken any of these exams in the past.

Don’t create a second account!

Each student should have only ONE College Board account during their high school careers which houses AP®, PSAT® and SAT® scores and information. For log in help visit: https://pages.collegeboard.org/account-help or https://myap.collegeboard.org

Students may also call College Board AP® Services for Students: 1-866-630-9305.

Which information should I provide on my College Board MyAP Registration Profile?

Students should use their legal name (to match school records), so that the name will also match the student’s School ID or driver’s license at exam check in. College Board also sends scores electronically to colleges/universities. A discrepancy in name can result in score reporting issues and delays. To update a name or correct a name, contact College Board at 1-866-630-9305.

Students should use an email address that they will have access to BEYOND high school and where they can receive alerts from College Board or APTS.

Students should provide a student ID number on the registration profile – this will enable easier attendance reporting to the Atlanta Jewish Academy attendance office on exam day as well as enable identification of any errors in student name (for example, nicknames versus legal names.)

College Board does not collect Social Security numbers, so your account is identified as unique based on your email address, School Student ID number, and name. Be consistent in how you enter information!

Why is there a teacher issued Join Code?

Students have access to FREE resources provided by College Board through their MyAP account when linked to their teacher-based school AP® course. These instructional resources are independent of exam ordering and are provided to support student readiness and achievement for the course.

What if I qualify for Free-Reduced Lunch or other Fee Reductions?

Fee reductions are available to students who are financially eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program. For these students, the fee is $53 per AP® test.  In order to register and pay for AP® tests using a fee waiver, or to inquire about eligibility, please see your counselor; if eligible, you will be given a ‘Fee Reduction Code.’ Once you receive your fee waiver code, you will be able to register on the APTS website for the reduced amount. You must then register for your AP® exam(s) with APTS by the October 31 deadline. No refunds are possible for fee reduction priced exams. If a student does not take the exam, a $20 (per exam) administration fee will be charged to the students’ AJA account.

When is the exam and how long is it?

The National College Board AP® Exam calendar is posted on the Calendar on this website.

Start times for the exams are set by the College Board and cannot be changed. Students should arrive at 7:30am for the morning session and 11:45am for the afternoon session. Late students will not be allowed to enter once the test has started. The Atlanta Jewish Academy behavior code will be enforced. On average, exams last 4 hours (this includes approximately 15 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.

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?

REQUIRED items to bring: Current ID card or Driver’s License, several sharpened # 2 pencils with erasers, several pens with black or dark blue ink.

Recommended to bring: Old fashioned watch with no internet access, alarms or sounds. Up to 2 approved calculators for Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics and Statistics. See www.collegeboard.com/ap/calculators for policies. Rulers or straightedge for Physics exams.

Optional to bring: You are allowed to bring a snack and beverage for your 10-minute break. However, eating is prohibited while you are taking an exam. Drinks may be brought in a clear container (remove labels on water bottles) and snack items in a clear “Ziploc” bag with all items un-packaged. No paper labels allowed in testing room. It is advisable to bring a sweater, in case the room temperature is below your comfort level.

DO NOT BRING TO THE EXAM: Students may not bring into the exam room any type of backpack or bag, including purses and wallets. No study guides or materials are allowed. No cell phones, smartwatches or electronic communication devices are allowed. No iPads, iPods or MP3 players are allowed. No highlighters are allowed. No scratch paper. No pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals. No clothing with subject-related information. (See Test Site Regulations for more information.)

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

All exams are on the Atlanta Jewish Academy campus. Information on testing locations will be released by the school closer to exam date.

When do I need to report to the testing room?

Start times for the exams are set by the College Board and cannot be changed. Students should arrive at 7:30am for the morning session and 11:45am for the afternoon session. Late students will not be allowed to enter once the test has started. The Atlanta Jewish Academy behavior code will be enforced. On average, exams last 4 hours (this includes approximately 15 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 are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and Atlanta Jewish Academy during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam grade. Please note that you are excused from periods 1-4 for morning exams and periods 4-5 for afternoon exams. Any other period absences must be cleared by parents/guardians, or the student will be considered truant. Attendance will be taken during the exam and submitted to the attendance office.

Attendance reporting is based on your student ID number – make sure you have entered that in on the MyAP® Registration profile on http://myap.collegeboard.org

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). In the event of back to back testing, please bring a packed lunch in clear bags (no labels.) You will be able to access it during the time between exams.

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 APTS in writing via cancel@aptsusa.com before November 14, 2019. 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 who cancel in writing before midnight on November 14, 2019 will receive a partial refund (a non-refundable fee of $40 is retained. (See Registration Information for more details.) Students who no show for an exam are not eligible for a refund and forfeit the exam fees.

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 hours. Please be prepared for the duration of the exam.

Is it possible to receive accommodations on the exams for students with disabilities?

To receive accommodations on a College Board exam, students must submit a one-time application to College Board for review. College Board will assign accommodations for their suite of exams based on that review. Deadline to submit a new application and guarantee a review before the May 2020 AP® exams is January 17, 2020. To submit an application or if you have questions about accommodations based testing, please contact your school site SSD Coordinator no later than Friday, January 10, 2020. If you have questions, contact your counselor.

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 contact your school AP Coordinator immediately (no later than the day of the scheduled exam since deadlines for rescheduling apply.)

How do I get my scores?

AP® Exam scores will be available as of July via your College Board profile – for more information, visit http://apscores.org

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