AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to Submit Payment: November 1, 2020
Deadline to JOIN on MyAP: November 1, 2020
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 is November 1, 2020.
Step 2: Activate Exam – Every Student taking an AP® Exam must have a College Board account set up. Students must JOIN their AP® class or exam group on The College Board MyAP site at https://myap.collegeboard.org. To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. (See FAQs for more details.) The JOIN deadline is November 1, 2020. The AP® Coordinator and/or AP® Teacher will assist students with this step.
-If the student is not enrolled in an AP® designated class but wants to take an AP® Exam, contact Ms. Kullback, AP® Coordinator, for an ‘Exam Only’ Join Code.
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.
Why do I need to activate an exam on The College Board MyAP System?
Starting in August 2019, College Board launched a 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 to receive your Join Code ASAP.
Outside students and those not enrolled in a Bishop’s class must obtain an “Exam Only” Join Code from The Bishop’s School AP Coordinator.
What if I miss the November 1, 2020 deadline to submit payment?
Late payment will be available from November 2, 2020 to March 1, 2021 will an additional fee of $40 per exam.
I missed the March 1, 2021 deadline to submit payment. What do I do?
Failure to submit payment by March 1, 2021 means that the exam order will be cancelled and the student will not be able to sit for the exam. No new exam orders will be accepted after March 1, 2021, midnight PST.
I dropped my AP® Course and no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?
A partial refund of $90 is possible for exam orders through March 8, 2021 at 11:59pm PST. 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 March 8, 2021. 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 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?
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 26, 2020.
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.