ClairemontAP Exam FAQs

Deadline to register for the Fall: October 16, 2019

Spring registration opens January 25 and runs until February 21, 2020

How do I place an AP® exam order?

STEP 1Activate 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.

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.

⇒For yearlong and Fall Courses, complete the Join Code step by October 16, 2019.

⇒For Spring Courses, complete the Join Code step once the course commences in the Spring semester. Deadline to activate is February 21, 2020.

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% 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.

⇒For yearlong and Fall courses, exam fees are due by October 16, 2019. A penalty fee will be charged between October 17 and October 25 of $15 per exam.

⇒For Spring courses, exam fees are due between January 25 and February 21, 2020. A penalty fee will be charged between February 22 and February 28 of $15 per exam.

⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 16, 2019 to activate the exam order corresponding to a yearlong or Fall course. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by October 16, 2019 means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board without penalty.

⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by February 21, 2020 to activate the exam order corresponding to a SPRING course. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the February 21, 2020 deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board.

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!

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 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 to complete the step by October 11, 2019 for the Fall registration period, and between January 25 – February 21, 2020 for the Spring registration period.

Why can’t I receive the Join Code for my Spring classes/exams early? Why do I need to wait until January?

College Board research shows that early commitment to the exam does mean greater levels of student success. HOWEVER, that means early commitment ‘within the class.’ For courses that do not commence until January or even February, College Board has a special Spring deadline, with no penalty fees, specifically for students enrolled in these courses. This allows students a chance to see the course syllabus, speak with the teacher, and preview the content.

What if I miss the Fall October 16 deadline to submit fees?

A penalty fee of $15 per exam will automatically be applied to any payments submitted between October 17 and October 25, 2019. It is therefore CRUCIAL to meet the deadline.

What if I missed the Spring February 21 deadline to submit my exam fees? What do I do?

A penalty fee of $15 per exam will automatically be applied to any payments submitted between February 22 and February 28, 2020. It is therefore CRUCIAL to meet the deadline.

How do I submit the exam 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 deposit form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form. Postmark deadline for the Fall registration period to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is October 8, 2019.

Can I cancel my exam?

Refunds/Cancellation: Students who submit a cancellation request by 11:59pm PST on October 16, 2019 will receive a full refund. Students who submit a cancellation request after October 16 and before 11:59pm PST on April 10, 2020, will receive a partial refund. A $54 unused exam fee will be forfeited. Exams cancelled after April 10 or examinees who no show on exam day are not eligible for a refund. To cancel email cancel@aptsusa.com and include the student name, name of the school and 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. Exams administered by Clairemont High School will be at the following dates and times set by The College Board: CLICK HERE.

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 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?

For morning exams, students need to report to the cafeteria at 7:20 a.m. For afternoon exams students need to report to the cafeteria 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?

The 2020 AP® Exam calendar is posted on the Calendar link on this website. 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.

 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 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 info@aptsusa.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).

What if I decide to not take an exam? Can I get a refund?

Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel by October 11, midnight PST will receive a full refund. A cancellation request must be submitted in writing to cancel@aptsusa.com. Include the student’s name, the Clairemont High School name, and the name of the exam the student wishes to cancel. There is no exchanging or re-selling of exams. A non-refundable deposit of $54 will be retained for all exams cancelled between October 12 and April 10 (midnight PST). NO refunds will offered after April 10 or for no-shows.

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.

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