AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to Submit Payment: October 31, 2023
LATE Deadline to Submit Payment: January 31, 2024
Deadline to JOIN on MyAP: November 5, 2023
LATE Deadline to JOIN on MyAP: February 8, 2024
How do I place an AP® exam order?
Step 1: Submit Exam Fee – Click on Submit AP® Exam Payment and complete the online payment form to submit fees. All students registering for an exam must complete the online payment form, regardless of method of payment. Payment deadline was October 31, 2023. Late registration is possible from December 1, 2023 until January 31, 2024 with a penalty fee of $40 per exam.
Step 2: Activate Exam – After the payment portal has closed, the AP Coordinator will email a JOIN code to students that paid for AP exam(s). Students must then enter that JOIN code in their personal College Board MyAP account. The deadline to enter the JOIN code in the student’s personal College Board account is November 5, 2023. The LATE Registration deadline to enter the JOIN CODE is February 8, 2024. The AP® Coordinator will send instructions to assist students with this step when emailing the exam JOIN codes.
Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by specified deadlines. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the deadlines means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board.
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?
After the payment portal has closed, the AP Coordinator will email a JOIN code to students that paid for AP exam(s). Students must then enter that JOIN code in their personal College Board MyAP account. The deadline to enter the JOIN code in the student’s personal College Board account is November 5, 2023. The AP® Coordinator will send instructions to assist students with this step when emailing the exam JOIN codes. The LATE Registration deadline to enter the JOIN CODE is February 8, 2024.
-If the student is not enrolled in an Honors designated class but wants to take an AP® Exam, contact AP® Coordinator, Ms. Garcia, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for approval to obtain an ‘Exam Only’ JOIN Code.
What if I miss the October deadline to submit payment?
Late payment will be available from December 1, 2023 until January 31, 2024 will an additional fee of $40 per exam.
I missed the January late deadline to submit payment. What do I do?
No new exam orders will be accepted after January 31, 2024 midnight PST.
I no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?
A partial refund of $70 is possible for exam orders through April 1, 2024 at 11:59pm PST. ( A $40 College Board cancellation penalty fee will be retained.) To cancel your exam order, please email email@example.com and include the student name, name of the school, and the exam order to cancel. No cancellations are possible after April 1, 2024. No shows on exam days will not be eligible for rescheduling or a partial refund.
What day is my test?
Please review the National AP Exam Calendar posted at the link below.
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?
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 3.1% 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 fee processing for the Fall deadline is October 26, 2023. Late payments are accepted only via online payment.
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. Contact your school AP® Coordinator to determine your late testing options.
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.