AP Exam FAQs
Registration Deadline: October 9, 2020
What is the deadline to order AP® exams?
College Board has changed their exam ordering process for AP® Exams to Fall Registration. The exams remain in May of each year. Deadline to register for the May 2021 AP Exams at Cranford HS is October 9, 2020.
Late registration is possible from November 14, 2020 to March 5, 2021 with a penalty fee of $40 per exam.
How do I order AP® exams?
Step 1: Fee Submission – Between September 9, 2020 and October 9, 2020 click on Submit AP® Exam Payment and complete the online payment form to submit fees. You can submit payment using either a credit/debit card OR mail-in a check or money order. Instructions are included at the end of the form based on the payment option that you choose.
Step 2: Activate Exam – Students choosing to take the exams must log into their AP® Exam Groups on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org to indicate their exam decision and complete the registration process. To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. (See below for more detail.)
To access the specific exam group, students will receive a Join Code to enable joining the AP® Class from their Cranford HS AP® Course teachers. Students must join the AP® Class group on MyAP no later than October 9 to complete their order.
BOTH steps above must be completed for an exam order to be considered complete.
Failure to complete the Join Step/Decision Indicator Step on MyAP will mean that the school coordinator cannot submit your exam order. Fees will automatically be refunded and no exam ordered.
Why are there now multiple steps for registration?
The College Board launched this new system nationwide in August 2019 for AP® Exams.
What are the benefits of the new system that College Board is using?
The online MyAP component will allow College Board to personalize student exam materials for exam day. This will mean no longer having to bubble onto a scantron crucial details like name, ID number and email address. AND it will mean faster and more accurate results to your colleges and universities! In addition, by also joining the Class Group with a teacher issued Join Code, students will be able to access homework and test assignments from their AP® Teachers that will include secure questions from the College Board AP® Question Bank. Students will also have access to review materials and resources.
What if I can’t log into my College Board profile or can’t remember if I have one?
Students create College Board profiles to access their AP®, PSAT® and SAT® scores or to register for a SAT® Exam. You may already have an account if you have taken any of these exams in the past.
Don’t create a second account!
Each student should have only ONE College Board account during their high school careers which houses AP®, PSAT® and SAT® scores and information. For log in help visit: https://pages.collegeboard.org/account-help or https://myap.collegeboard.org
Students may also call College Board AP® Services for Students: 1-866-630-9305.
Which information should I provide on my College Board MyAP Registration Profile?
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 issues and 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 where they can receive alerts from College Board or APTS. The email address used on the College Board profile should also match the email address on the APTS Payment form to ensure exam order reconciliation.
College Board does not collect Social Security numbers, so your account is identified as unique based on your email address, date of birth, and name. Be consistent in how you enter information!
Where do I get the Join Code to be able to Activate my AP® Exam/Class on MyAP?
Join Codes are subject, teacher and class period specific. Please see your Cranford HS AP® Course teacher for the Join Code ASAP.
- 2021 AP® Exam Calendar
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- AP® Exam Test Site Security Regulations
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