- Exam Formats and Dates have changed for the May 2021 exams. Please see below for the current CHS information. For the MOST current general/national information, always visit the College Board site at the link below:
- 2021 CHS Revised AP Exam Schedule
- The following exams will be administered on-campus and in person (paper/pencil):
- AP Calculus AB and BC
- AP French Language
- AP Music Theory
- AP Physics C Mechanics
- AP Spanish Language
- AP Statistics
- Masks will be required and social distancing enforced
- Students registered for the AP Calculus, AP Physics C, or AP Statistics exams and would prefer to take the exam at-home and as a digital version, can request a change of format through March 25, 2021 by completing the EXAM FORMAT CHANGE REQUEST FORM. (Note: the digital at home version will be administered on the alternate JUNE exam date.)
- AP French, AP Music Theory and AP Spanish Language exams are offered by the College Board ONLY in an in-person, at-school format. Students registered for these exams may request a cancellation of the exam through April 30, 2021. (See Cancellation Details on the FAQ page here.)
- Students should log into MyAP at http://myap.collegeboard.org to view their exam date updates (any special issues such as exam conflicts will also be updated on MyAP to show your personalized exam calendar.) Check that site frequently!
- Specific exam day reporting details for the in-person exams will be shared with examinees in April.
- Information from the College Board on preparing your device for the AP Digital Format Exam
- General Updates from the College Board
How do I order exams?
How do I place an AP® exam order?
STEP 1: Activate your exam – Log into the College Board MyAP site at http://myap.collegeboard.org using your College Board profile and apply the ‘Join Code’ (access code) you receive from your teacher for each of your subjects.
College Board profiles are the same accounts used to order SAT® exams, or to collect prior year PSAT/NMSQT® or AP® Exam scores. Do not create a new account if you already have one (see below for tips.)
If you have never created a College Board account, create one by clicking on ‘Create Account’ on http://myap.collegeboard.org
Students will obtain a Join Code (access code) from their AP® Course teachers. Join Codes for the MyAP Site are subject, teacher and class period specific.
Activate the exam on MyAP by joining the online class by clicking “Add Class/Exam” and entering the Join Code.
ALL Students should complete the Join Step to be able to access the free online resources for their AP® Subject made available on MyAP.
Once the student has joined the online AP® Class group, they will be prompted to complete or update their MyAP Profile pages.
Students who want to take the optional exam, will also click on “Register for exam” to activate the exam and submit a corresponding exam fee (see below).
⇒ Deadline to complete the Join Code step and activating the exam: October 30, 2020
STEP 2: Submit exam fees – Click on “Submit AP Exam Payment” below and complete the online payment form to submit your 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 payment form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the parent email address you provide on the payment form.
Deadline to postmark a mail in payment is October 12, 2020 to ensure processing before the October 15, 2020 regular registration deadline.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 30, 2020 to activate the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by October 30, 2020 means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order to College Board and the exam will be deactivated.
What are the benefits of the new system that College Board is using?
The online 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 an SAT® or SAT® 2 Exam. You may already have an account if you have taken 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 email address and name should I use on my College Board 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.
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!
What if I qualify for Free-Reduced Lunch or other Fee Reductions?
Fee reductions are available but must be applied for by October 12 to ensure meeting the registration deadline. Approval may take several days. To apply, follow the following steps:
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?
Students may not bring into the exam room any type of backpack or bag, including purses. 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. Students may not bring bottled water/drinks or food to the testing room. (See Test Site Regulations for more information.) Students MUST bring a current picture ID, pencils, pens in blue or black ink, and a calculator if applicable.
How do I figure out where my exam will be administered?
Exam day specifics will be released by the school to examinees closer to exam day.
Do I need to excuse my absence from school during the exam?
Your school will receive a copy of an attendance roster from the exam so you will automatically be excused for the class periods that are affected by the testing. You are not excused for the entire day. You must follow your school site’s protocol for checking back in when returning to campus (i.e. checking in with Attendance to get a pass.) You are responsible for all school work missed during your absence for AP® Exams.
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 email@example.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 us in writing via firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who cancel in writing before midnight on October 30, 2020 will receive a full refund of exam fees (credit card fees are non-refundable). Cancellation requests submitted between October 31, 2020 and March 7, 2021 are eligible for a partial refund (a non-refundable fee of $10 is retained)
To cancel, email email@example.com – 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 no show for an exam are not eligible for a refund.
*Students cancelling an AP French, AP Music Theory or AP Spanish exam due to concerns of in-person testing, may do so through April 30, 2021 for a refund of $105.
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.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the emergency assistance line at 855-663-8348 IMMEDIATELY since ordering deadlines apply. A doctor’s note will be required.
What if I need to reschedule my exam?
College Board is extremely strict regarding qualifying for rescheduling an AP® exam to the Late Testing (make-up) window. In addition, the reason for requesting late testing must also meet the Carlsbad School Board Approved regulations for excused absences. In conjunction with College Board regulations, CHS approved reasons to reschedule an exam include: extreme illness (hospitalization or medical care, a doctor’s note will be required), bereavement, court appearance, conflict with another AP® exam, or a school sponsored sport or academic event. Additional fees may apply and documentation may be required. Students are NOT eligible for Late Testing for reasons such as: family trips, conflict with an in-class exam/activity, or having selected the incorrect AP® exam subject when you submitted your order. Contact email@example.com for more information – deadlines for ordering the alternate exam materials apply and vary per subject.
How do I get my scores?
AP® Exam scores will be available as of July via your College Board profile – for more information, click HERE.