Advanced Placement (AP®) Exams
Registration Deadline: November 4, 2021
While CFS does not designate courses as Advanced Placement (AP®), students taking advanced coursework in a discipline may choose to sit for a corresponding AP® exam. CFS partners with the North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM) to host the majority of students wishing to sit for AP® exams. Students who are approved for testing accommodations via the College Board will test at CFS. We are sorry but we are not able to accommodate students wishing to take AP® exams in foreign languages, computer science or music. AP® exams are typically held during the first two weeks of May each year, with designated exams offered during designated times on designated days. See the exam Calendar at the link above.
CFS does not limit how many exams a student may take or limit what grades may sit for AP® exams. It is strongly encouraged that students discuss their exam plans with teachers in the corresponding coursework, their advisor, and/or their guidance counselor.
The cost of an AP® exam is $100; this includes the College Board fee of $96 plus a $4 administration fee to help cover staffing and other costs associated with test administration. Fee reductions and/or waivers are available upon request by the student’s family and are subject to approval by CFS staff.
Deadline to submit payment: November 4, 2021
Deadlines and Procedures for 2021-2022
Step 1: Submit Exam Fees – To commit take an AP® exam in the May 2022 AP® Exam administration, submit exam fees between September 13 and November 4, 2021 via the link on this page.
Step 2: Activate Exam – Students must JOIN their AP® Exam Groups on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org to activate the exam order and complete the process. To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. Students who have submitted a successful exam fee payment will receive the Exam Only Join Codes via email and must Join the Exam Only Group no later than November 4, 2021 to complete their order.
All exams must be pre-paid and pre-ordered via the online system, which accepts credit card or mail in check payments. To submit an order using check or money order, please complete the order online and follow the directions to mail your order form and payment to the address on your confirmation email. If registering for two exams scheduled for the exact same time and date, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Information regarding testing rooms and locations will be released closer to the exam administration.
BOTH steps above must be completed by November 4 to be able to complete the exam order process successfully. A student who fails to complete the exam activation step on the College Board MyAP Site by November 4 will automatically have their partial order cancelled and any fees submitted refunded and will have to re-initiate the process during Late Registration.
Late registration is not possible.
Registration errors and/or cancellations
If a student inadvertently registers for the wrong exam, the test fee is transferable to the exam of choice with no additional fee through November 4, 2021. Changes made after November 4 may incur an additional fee.
Exam cancellations and refunds is not allowed.
For Students with Testing Accommodations
Students already approved for accommodations on the PSAT® and SAT® will have those accommodations in place for AP® exams. Each spring, information about applying for College Board accommodations is sent to families of students who already have a learning plan in place at CFS. For students who do not yet have a learning plan in place, please contact Deepa Bhatt-Mackin for further information. Students must have a current learning plan on file with the Upper School to apply for College Board testing accommodations. Students approved to test with accommodations will test at CFS on the designated exam day per the AP schedule.