Deadline: October 15, 2019

Cost: $114 per exam, $150 per AP® Capstone course assessment

Submit AP® Exam Payment

How to order AP® Exams for May 2020:

Step 1 – Submit Exam FeesThe cost of each test will be $114 and registration will be open from September 27 through October 15, 2019. A late fee will be added to the exam fee if registering between October 16 and October 25, 2019.

Payment can be submitted online with credit or debit card, or mail in (check or money order.) To begin an order, click on Submit AP® Exam Payment (directions will be provided for mail in payment.)

No exam orders will be accepted after October 25, 2019.

Registration for students who are not currently enrolled in Carlsbad High School or in AP® courses at Carlsbad High School, will be accepted on a conditional basis based on the availability of seating.  Students who are not enrolled in Carlsbad High School need to email to see if there are spaces available to test as well as obtain information on cost.

Step 2 – Activate the exam on MyAP:  Within 24-hrs of payment submission, the student will receive an email at the student email address with the steps to “Join” the Exam Group on the College Board’s MyAP® Site (Students will login using their College Board Profiles and will complete on this site all the identification information usually done on exam day on physical exam materials. This will allow for custom printing of exam materials.) For more information on MyAP® visit the FAQ page.

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 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 and be consistent with which email address they use. Emails will be used as a unique identifier between the payment system and the MyAP® system.

Students should enter in their CHS Student ID in the Student Identifier field of the Registration Profile section to enable accurate exam day attendance reporting back to the CHS attendance.

⇒All students should join the MyAP system with their CHS teacher issued Join Code – this will provide them access to the College Board free resources available on MyAP. Those students choosing to take the exam, will be issued an Exam Only Join Code after payment has processed – this is to activate the exam. Since CHS administers most exams OFF campus, this is a crucial step.

BOTH STEP 1 AND 2 MUST BE COMPLETED FOR THE EXAM ORDER TO BE COMPLETE. An exam cannot be ordered if the student has not completed BOTH steps detailed above.

  • Fee reductions are available but must be applied for by October 13 to ensure meeting the registration deadline. Approval may take several days. To apply for a fee reduction, contact Mr. Jake Blackburn, Guidance Counselor, in the Admin Building ( call at 760-331-5175. Additional support can be received by emailing us at


  • Special Accommodations information can be obtained from your special education case manager or counselor. Applications must be submitted in advance for approval from College Board. Deadline is January 17, 2020. Contact Hyla Cafferty at
  • Refunds: Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel with written notification before 11:59pm October 25, 2019 will receive a full refund. Cancellation requests submitted between October 26, 2019 and 11:59pm on April 20, 2020 will receive a partial refund (A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 will be retained.) No exchange or re-selling of tests. To cancel your exam send an email to by the deadlines above and include your name, student ID number, school you attend, and name of the exam you want to cancel. No shows are not eligible for any refund.
  • Exams administration will take place off campus. Most exams are at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Specific locations and information will be posted on the this website under “Where do I report for a Test?” Parking information will be posted on this site as well.
  • Check in for morning exams will be promptly at 7:30 a.m. and 12:01 p.m. for afternoon exams. Students will then complete exam identification information, which takes approximately 30 minutes. So please make sure that you are in the room on time since every minute before the exam timing begins also counts! Morning exam administration will begin at 8:00am and afternoon exams at 12:30pm. Students who report after exam administration begins will not be admitted and will not have a make-up opportunity.  No exceptions.  Exams will take approximately 4 hours 30 minutes.  Please notify your coaches of AP® Test dates and times and plan accordingly.  Students will not be allowed to leave the test early.
  • Students must bring their school picture ID cards, two #2 pencils, pens, erasers, and calculators (if applicable – see AP® Security Rules for approved types) with fresh batteries to the AP® test room. Without picture ID a student WILL NOT be admitted. CELL PHONES, BACKPACKS, PURSES OR BAGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN TESTING CENTERS. We recommend those are left at home or in your vehicle.
  • Students must adhere to the Test Site Regulations for the duration of the exam period. Consequences include removal from exam and cancellation of scores. See Test Site Regulations for specific details.
  • College Board regulations hold that students may not take both the AP® Calculus AB and BC exams in the same calendar year. Students wanting to take both of the AP® Physics C exams will be charged for two exams.
  • 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 for more information – deadlines for ordering the alternate exam materials apply and vary per subject.


For more information such as a schedule of exams offered, and directions, contact

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