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.)
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.
Once the student has joined the online AP Class group, they will be prompted to complete the MyAP Registration Profile pages.
ALL Students should join the MyAP AP Class groups to access free course resources. Students who are choosing to take the optional exams will also need to activate the exam by clicking for each exam that the plan to take the yellow ‘Register for exam’ button on the MyAP Dashboard. Deadline to activate the exam is October 15, 2021.
An active exam will display this message:
STEP 2: Submit exam fees – Click on “Submit fees for AP Exams” below and 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 3.1% for payments submitted by credit or debit card. Directions for payment can be found at the end of the online registration form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the parent email address you provide on the registration form.
Exam fees are due by November 1, 2021.
A penalty fee will be charged between November 16 and March 4, 2022 of $40 per exam.
No exam fees will be processed after March 4, 2022. Exams that are active on MyAP without a corresponding fee submission will be deactivated and not ordered.
Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the applicable deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board without penalty.
Note that students who are enrolled in courses that commence in Semester 2 may submit fees before November 1 but are not required to do so, and are not recommended to so since credit card fees and processing fees are non-refundable. Please wait until your course commences before you decide about the exam. A Spring opportunity for registration will be available between January 1 and February 15, 2022.
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. Double check that it’s YOUR name on the account – it may sound silly, but out of habit a parent may have entered their own name, or even autofill may have entered a name for you that is not correct and will delay your score reporting to Colleges and Universities.
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 email@example.com 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 to complete the step by the applicable deadline.
What if I miss the deadline to submit fees?
A penalty period for late fee submission is available from November 16 through March 1 with a penalty fee of $40 per exam.
No exam orders will be accepted after March 1, 2022.
Can I cancel my exam?
Students who request an exam cancellation by November 1, 2021 will be eligible for a full refund of exam fees. Exam cancellation requests submitted after November 1, 2021 and before March 31, 2022 will be eligible for a partial refund. A $40 College Board cancellation penalty fee will be retained. Students who submitted a reduction price exam fee will forfeit the payment on file. To cancel email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, name of your school, the title of the exam to cancel.
Can I change when I take the exam?
Exam times are set by The College Board. Note that AP® Exams must be taken only at the times established by The College Board. See the link below for the national calendar.
Is there financial aid available for the 2022 AP® exams?
Fee reductions are available to students who are currently on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. If you are currently on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, the fee is $5 per test. In order to register for AP® tests at the reduced price, please complete the application available at the link below no later than October 27. If your application is approved, you will receive a Fee Reduction Code. Once you receive your code you will be able to register on the APTS payment website at the reduced amount. Code usage is verified with APTS.
AP Exam Fee Reduction Application.
Can I change when I take the exam?
Exam times are set by The College Board. Note that AP® Exams must be taken only at the times established by The College Board. Exams administered by Clairemont High School will be at the following dates and times set by The College Board. Please view the national exam calendar at the link below.
Where do I get an admission ticket?
Students do not need admission tickets to enter the AP® Exam testing facilities for in person testing. 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 MUST bring a current picture ID, at least two #2 pencils, pens in blue or black ink, and a calculator if applicable. No cell phones or electronic communication devices are allowed. No iPods or MP3 players are allowed. No highlighters are allowed. Students may bring backpacks, purses, or bags to the testing room, but will be directed to place those items in a specific location inside the exam location. Water is the only liquid which may be brought inside the exam room. Snack items brought to the testing room must be stored in clear plastic bags.
When do I need to report to the testing room?
Exam location details will be communicated by your school closer to the actual exam administration. General information to keep in mind for planning: For morning exams, students need to report at 7:20 a.m. For afternoon exams students need to report at 11:30 a.m. We encourage students to be on time for check in. For security reasons, students will not be admitted to the room once the exam materials have been opened. Late arrivals who are not admitted to the room are considered ‘no shows’ and are not eligible for the partial refund.
How do I know when the exam is? How do I know how long the exam is?
Exam location details will be communicated by your school closer to the actual exam administration. General information to keep in mind for planning: Exams are either Morning (AM) exams or Afternoon (PM) exams. On average, exams last 3 hours. Students should notify coaches, parents, etc. accordingly since no early dismissal is possible from the exam. The exam calendar is posted at the link below.
Do I need to excuse my absence from school during the exam?
You will automatically be excused for the class periods that are affected by the testing. You are not excused for the entire day. You are responsible for all school work missed during your absence for AP® Exams.
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 3 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 call Ms. Thomas.
- 2022 National AP® Exam Calendar
- AP® Exam FAQs
- AP® Exam Test Site Security Regulations
- Submit AP Exam Fees