AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to Register: October 25, 2020 (midnight EST)
Exam Fees: $115 per exam
How do I place an AP exam order?
Step 1: Submit Exam Fee Deposit – To initiate an AP® exam order for the May 2021 AP® Exam administration, a $50 per exam deposit is due by October 25, 2020. Submit AP® Exam Deposit
Step 2: Activate Exam – Students must JOIN their AP® Class accounts on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile.
Students will obtain a Join Code from their Ardsley HS AP® Course teachers. Join Codes for the MyAP Site are subject, teacher and class period specific.
Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 25, 2020 to activate the exam order. (Reminder that it is required at Ardsley HS to sit for the exam corresponding to the course.)
Step 3: Submit balance due – Starting on December 1, students will receive a personalized invoice for the balance of fees due via email (Invoices are sent to the parent email address provided on the deposit payment form). Balance due paid in full by March 1, 2021.
Why do I need to activate an exam on The College Board MyAP System?
Starting in August 2019, College Board launched a new system that all students join if enrolled in an AP® Course. The MyAP system provides students a variety of excellent, College Board vetted FREE resources to apply to their AP Course and AP® exam preparation. In addition, students will now JOIN the AP ®Group and complete the Registration Profile section on the MyAP website to enable custom printing of AP® exam barcode labels for each student for exam day.
Tips for setting up your College Board Profile on MyAP:
– Use an email address that you will have access to throughout high school AND university
– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities
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 email@example.com 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.
What if I miss the October 25, 2020 deadline to submit a deposit?
No deposits will be accepted after October 25, 2020. It is crucial to meet the deadline.
I haven’t received my invoice for the exam fee balance that is due?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance – include in the email your name, name of your school, and your request for your invoice to be reissued. (Note that the invoices are emailed to the parent email address provided on the deposit submission form.)
I missed the March 1, 2021 deadline to submit my balance due? What do I do?
Late submission of fees is possible through March 30, 2021. A penalty of $50 per exam will be applied.
I dropped my AP® Course and no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?
Students who submitted an exam deposit and initiated an order but dropped their AP® Course, can cancel for a partial refund of $50 per exam. To cancel the exam order, please email email@example.com and include the student name, name of the school, and title of the exam to cancel.
No refunds are possible after November 14, 2020.
What day is my test?
Please review the National AP Exam Calendar posted HERE.
How can I earn college credit through AP®?
If you take the AP®exam at the end of the Spring semester, you can earn college credit by earning a score of a 3, 4, or 5 or the exam. To determine what score you will need at one school, use the College Board’s website: AP® Credit Search
How do I submit the exam fees?
Deposit and Payment for exams may be done via credit card or debit card, OR by mailing in a check or money order. There will be an online payment fee of 3% for payments submitted by credit or debit card. Directions for payment can be found at the end of the online deposit form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is October 21, 2020.
Invoices for the balance due will be emailed out to the parent email address provided on the deposit form. Invoices will have the same payment options as above. Postmark deadline for timely submission of your balance due is February 23, 2021.
Is there fee assistance available?
Eligible students will receive an exam fee waiver. To apply or check eligibility, please see Ms. Hezi, Ardsley HS Guidance Coordinator. If confirmed eligible, you will receive a fee wavier code to apply to the deposit form and document your fee waiver.
What if I have two AP® exams scheduled for the same date and time?
Students who anticipate a conflict with another AP® exam offered at the same date and time should continue their registration. At the registration point it is subject specific information, not date specific. APTS will provide a report to your school to indicate conflicts and you will be contacted via email regarding your alternate AP® exam date assignment when processed.
How do I receive my scores?
By completing the exam activation process on the MyAP site, you will be issued a unique AP ID number. Scores are usually available in early July by using the AP ID and your College Board log in to retrieve scores at http://apscores.org
Additional assistance needed? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-663-8348.Submit AP® Exam Deposit