AP® Exam FAQs

Fall Deadline to Register: November 1, 2019 (midnight EST)

Spring Deadline to Register: March 1, 2020 (midnight EST)

How do I place an AP exam order?

Step 1: Submit Exam Fee  – Submit exam fees. Click below to submit the fees.

      • Fall Semester Registration and Fee Payment Period: August 19, 2019 through November 1, 2019 (Midnight EST) (For Fall Only AND Yearlong courses)
      • Spring Semester Registration and Fee Payment Period: January 15, 2020 through March 1, 2020 (Midnight EST)

Payments can be submitted online or by mailing in a check/money order. A payment option screen at the end of the Exam Deposit Form will allow you to select your method of payment and provide detailed instructions. Fall Period Postmark deadline for mail in payment is October 28, 2019.

Step 2: Activate ExamStudents must activate their exams on The College Board MyAP site by JOINing their AP® Class on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile.

    • Fall Semester Registration and Fee Payment Period: August 19, 2019 through November 1, 2019 (Midnight EST) (For Fall Only AND Yearlong courses)
    • Spring Semester Registration and Fee Payment Period: January 15, 2020 through March 1, 2020 (Midnight EST)

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.)

Students will obtain a Join Code (access code) from their Central HS AP® Course teachers. Join Codes for the MyAP Site are subject, teacher and class period specific.

Once the student has joined the online AP Class group, they will be prompted to complete the MyAP Registration Profile pages.

Students enrolled in courses that commence in the SPRING Semester, will be able to register and activate the exam by completing the Join Step once the course commences.

⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed to activate the exam order. 

Why do I need to activate an exam on The College Board MyAP System?

Starting in August 2019, College Board has launched a new 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. No more pre-administration sessions!

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 and that is checked frequently so you don’t miss important alerts.

– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities

– Make sure to enter your School ID number into the Student Identifier field for accurate attendance reporting to your school.

– Students are able to submit a request via the MyAP Profile for one free score report to be sent to colleges/universities. Navigate to “Score Send” and enter your school’s name before June 15th to qualify for the free score report.

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 apstudents@info.collegeboard.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.

Reminder that for courses that begin in the Spring semester, students will receive Join Codes once the course commences.

What if I miss the Fall Period’s November 1 deadline to submit fees?

Penalty fees apply for payments submitted (i.e. exam activations) between November 2 and November 10. No payments will be accepted after November 10, therefore no new orders will be initiated for subjects offered in the Fall or Yearlong after November 10, 2019. Please be diligent about meeting this crucial deadline.

What if I miss the Spring Period’s March 1 deadline to submit fees?

Penalty fees apply for payments submitted (i.e. exam activations) between March 2 and March 5. No payments will be accepted after March 5, therefore no new orders will be initiated for subjects offered in the Spring term after March 5, 2020. Please be diligent about meeting this crucial deadline.

What day is my test?

Please review the 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

Is there fee assistance available?

Fee reduction/assistance – Fee reductions are possible for qualified students. If you feel you may qualify for a fee reduction, please submit the AP® Fee Waiver Application Form (Linked here) to Ms. Forrester. Once  eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a Fee Reduction Code that you will apply to the online deposit form before November 1, 2019. The code will immediately reduce the exam deposit amount that is due by November 1, 2019.

What happens if I change my mind about taking an AP® test after I register?

Unfortunately, once the tests have been ordered, changes can not be made.  No refunds are issued.

How do I prepare for an AP exam?

For resources, log into your MyAP account via http://myap.collegeboard.org and connect to the classroom that you Joined. Also see the AP® website for previous test questions, study tips and more: AP® Exam Prep

Are the AP® tests given at Central?

Exam location information will be shared by the school closer to exam day.

What happens if I do not show up to take my exam on the day of the test?

Certain circumstances allow for a student to take the exam on the late test day.  However, most students that fail to show up but still want to take an exam on the late test day will be responsible for the $40 unused test fee, purchasing an additional test at $94, a late fee of $40 and covering the cost of a proctor.

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 profile log in to retrieve scores at http://apscores.org

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