Students and Families enrolled in the Cedar Rapids Community School District schools can register here for the 2020 Advanced Placement (AP®) Exam administration.

Registration Deadline for May 2020 Exams: October 25, 2019


STEP 1: Submit your Exam Fees – Submit your AP® Exam fees by clicking on the link below. Deadline to submit fees for the May 2020 exams is October 25, 2019.

Step 2: Activate your exam on MyAP – Using your College Board profile log in, visit the new College Board MyAP site at and log in to activate your exam(s). Exam activation will require a Join Code (Access Code) that is subject specific. Please see FAQs for more information. Deadline to activate your exam is October 25, 2019.

Cedar Rapids Community School District holds that it is very important that every student consider taking the AP® Exam for the AP® course in which they are enrolled. CRCSD district schools have more students taking more AP® courses, getting higher scores on the exam,  and earning more college credit each year.

CRCSD believes that students gain a tremendous academic advantage by being able to complete any of the AP courses offered in CRCSD schools and by taking the exams.

Please read through all the enclosed information carefully before submitting your order:

1. Advanced Placement (AP®) Examinations must be paid for and ordered in advance.  The registration window for May 2020 Advanced Placement (AP®) Examinations opens on August 24, 2019 and closes on October 25, 2019.

The cost of each AP exam is $94. ($142 for AP® Capstone exams).

Students who are NOT currently enrolled in CRCSD must have permission from the CRCSD AP® Coordinator to register for exams – please contact Ms. Syndy Richey at

2. NO late registration is possible.

3. All exams must be pre-paid via the online APTS system. Payment is possible with credit or debit card payments OR mailing in a check/money order.  To mail in payment in the form of check or money order, please complete the order form online and mail a copy of the form to the address provided on the confirmation. Checks should be made payable to “APTS” and be postmarked by October 21, 2019 to ensure timely processing. Instructions will be provided in the summary email.

4. NEW this year – All exams must be activated on the College Board’s new MyAP site at To Activate the exam, students will log into the MyAP Site with their College Board profile accounts (the same account used to order SAT® exams, or to collect PSAT/NMSQT® and AP® exam scores from past years.) Students who do not have an account will create one on the MyAP Site.

All students will complete the AP® Profile and registration pages online on the MyAP site – including personal information. (See FAQs for more information on what to include and why.)

To activate the subject exam, a Join Code (Access Code) will need to be applied to the MyAP Account by clicking ‘Add Exam/Class’ and entering the subject specific Exam Only Join Code.

  • Because the bulk of CRCSD exams are administered at a central location, students will receive a special Exam Join Code via email from APTS upon successful completion of exam fee submission. The Exam Join Codes will be emailed to the student email address provided on the payment form within 24-hrs of payment submission and verification. (See FAQs for more info.)
  • Students will ALSO receive in class a teacher specific Class Join Code- this teacher-based code provides students with access to course and exam prep materials and should be used by ALL students, even if they do not plan to take the exam.
  • ONLY the Exam Join Code will actually activate an exam order.

NOTE: BOTH payment and exam activation MUST be completed by October 25, 2019 to enable your AP Coordinator to submit the exam order to College Board. Students who do not have both steps completed, will not have an exam ordered.

5. If  a student decides to cancel an AP® Exam that has been ordered, they will be eligible for a partial refund of 95% of fees as long as the refund request has been submitted by midnight, November 1, 2019. To request a cancellation and partial refund, email and include the student name, name of their school of enrollment, and the title of the exam to cancel. Refunds will be processed within 24-48 hours. No refunds will be processed after November 1, 2019.

Before submitting your registration, be sure that your college/university accepts AP® Exam scores and that you understand that college/university’s credit policy.

6. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch status will enter the Fee Reduction Code VYQ83N in the appropriate field on the online payment form. Fee reduction code usage will be verified by APTS with CRCSD. Unapproved code usage will result in cancellation of the exam order until full payment is submitted. Activation of the exam is also required on the MyAP Site.

7. Almost all exams will be administered at the Educational Leadership Service Center (ELSC.) Information regarding testing rooms and locations will be distributed in late-April by CRCSD and will also be available on this website.

8. Exam Check In Times: For morning exams, students should check in by 7:15 a.m. Morning exam pre-administration begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. and testing at 8 a.m. Afternoon exam check in  is at 11:15 a.m. Afternoon pre-administration begins promptly at 11:45 a.m. and testing at 12 p.m. (noon.) Students who arrive after the actual exam administration begins will not be admitted. No exceptions. Exams will take approximately four hours. Please notify your sports coaches of AP® exam dates and times and plan accordingly. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO LEAVE AN EXAM ROOM EARLY.

9. Accommodations: Students who need special testing accommodations must have those accommodations pre-approved through the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Please see your counselor at your CRCSD school site before January 17, 2020 to apply for or confirm your test accommodations.

10. Late Testing: College Board makes provisions for students affected by extenuating circumstances. College Board is, however, very strict regarding what qualifies as a reason to request Late Testing (see below). Late Testing is from May 20-22, 2020 and may incur an additional fee of $40 per late test. Due to the nature of the exams, CRCSD does not offer Late Testing for Music Theory or any of the World Language exams.

No Additional Fee Incurred for Late Testing Additional $40 Incurred for Late Testing
  • Academic contest / event
  • Athletic contest / event**
  • Conflict with state mandated test
  • Emergency: bomb scare or fire alarm
  • Emergency: serious injury, illness, or family tragedy
  • Religious holiday/observance
  • School closing
  • Three or more AP® Exams on the same date*
  • Two AP® Exams on the same date and time*
  • Family commitment
  • Ordering error
  • Other school event

* Students with two exams scheduled at the exact same date and time or with three exams scheduled on one day, should complete their online payment order form and exam activation as usual. If you are registering in such a situation, you will be contacted by APTS  to alert you which exam(s) you have been assigned to for Late Testing (alternate test date).

** If you are anticipating that you need to apply for Late Testing due to a sports/athletics conflict, you will have an opportunity to request a late test as part of the online registration/ordering process.

If you need to request late testing after you have completed registration, you must contact AP Test Service at no later than May 5, 2020.

11. The Anna Purna Ghosh Advanced Placement Incentive Program: For the 11th year, the Ghosh Foundation will be reimbursing students for exams they take. Information on eligibility for reimbursement can be found under the CRCSD AP FAQs. Reimbursements are only for exams taken in May 2019 and are NOT cumulative from one year to the next. There is no limit to the number of exams for which a student can be reimbursed.

12. Special Note: Per College Board regulations, students who register for the AP® Computer Science Principles exam and fail to submit the required in-class assessment to the College Board AP® Digital Portfolio by April 30, will not be eligible to sit for the AP® CSP exam in May.

Please contact Syndy Richey (CRCSD AP® Coordinator) with questions or concerns.

Technical help or assistance needed with registration, please contact or call 1-855-663-8348.