AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to initiate exam registration: October 9, 2020
Deadline to submit balance due in full: March 2, 2021
How do I place an AP® exam order?
Step 1: Submit Exam Fee Deposit – To indicate intention and commitment to take an AP® exam in the May 2020 AP® Exam administration, a $40 per exam non-refundable deposit is due by October 9, 2020. Click below to submit the deposit.
Payment can be submitted online with a credit or debit card (there is a 3% credit card processing fee), or can be mailed in via check or money order. Payment instructions are found on the deposit form at the link below. Postmark deadline to mail in payments and ensure timely processing is October 5, 2020.
Step 2: Activate Exam – Students must JOIN their AP® Class accounts on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org (regardless of whether or not they will be taking the AP® Exam! This site will provide students with class AND exam preparation resources.)
To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. College Board profile/account is the same account used to order SAT® exams, or collect PSAT/NMSQT® or AP® Exam scores from previous years. DO NOT create a new account. See below for more account tips and details.
Join Codes are obtained from your AP® course teacher and are subject, teacher and class period specific.
To activate the exam, log into MyAP, click on the yello “Join Class/Exam” button and enter the code. To complete the process, click on the yellow “Register for Exam” button for the exam before October 9, 2020, 11:59pm PST.
Step 3: Submit balance due – Starting on December 1, students who successfully completed both of steps 1 and 2 to activate an exam by October 9, 2020 will receive a personalized invoice for the balance of fees due via email. The email will be sent to the parent email address provided on the deposit form.
Balance due paid in full by March 2, 2020.
Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 9, 2020 to activate the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the October 9, 2020 deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order 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
– Select your college or university to receive your scores: Navigate within MyAP to ‘Send Scores’ and enter a college/university to receive your scores in July (mostly applicable to seniors.) If a request is submitted by June 15 of the year in which the exam was administered, the score report is sent with no fee by The College Board. Send requests after June 15 of the same year as the exam will automatically incur a College Board Score Send Fee.
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 year’s 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 ASAP.
What if I miss the October 9 deadline to submit a deposit?
No deposits will be accepted after October 9, therefore no new orders will be initiated after October 9, 2020. Please ensure that you note the deadlines carefully.
I haven’t received my invoice for the exam fee balance that is due?
Please email email@example.com 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 2 deadline to submit my balance due? What do I do?
Failure to submit the balance due by March 2, 2021 means that the exam order will be cancelled, the deposit forfeited, and the student will not be able to sit for the exam. Please ensure that you note the deadlines carefully.
Can I cancel my exam?
Students who choose to cancel their exam can submit a cancellation request through April 30, 2021 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – Include in the email the student name, the name of their school, and the title of the exam to cancel.
Cancellation requests received by 11:59pm PST on April 30, 2021 will be eligible for a refund of $54 (The $40 non-refundable deposit will be forfeited and a $1 cancellation processing fee is retained by APTS for the service. Credit card/debit card fees are non-refundable.)
Refunds are credited back to the original method of payment.
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 5, 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 24, 2021.
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 email@example.com or call 1-855-663-8348.