Registration Deadline: October 25, 2019

Exam Fee: $94 per exam ($142 for Capstone)

How do I register and pay for the 2020 AP® Exams?

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.

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.

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 an Exam Join Code (Access Code) that is subject specific. Deadline to activate your exam is October 25, 2019.

To activate the exam, students will log into the MyAP Site at 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 below for more details.)

Once logged in, a Join Code (Access Code) will need to be applied to the MyAP Account by clicking on the yellow ‘Add Exam/Class’ button and entering the subject specific 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.
          • 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.

Why are there now multiple steps for registration?

The College Board has launched the new MyAP system nationwide in August 2019 for May 2020 AP® Exams.

What are the benefits of the new system that College Board is using?

The online Exam Group JOIN 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.

ALL students should use the teacher issued Join Code to join the course resources – even if not planning on taking the exam. Only the Exam Join Code, issued when exam fees are successfully submitted, will actually order/activate an exam.

My exam is not listed under the list of Exam Join Codes in the “Next Steps” Join Code email I received from APTS. What do I do?

Please contact for assistance. Exam Join Codes will not be issued by phone. Please make sure to email from the same email address listed on your exam payment form.

I have not yet received the “Next Steps – Exam Join Code” email from APTS and it’s been more than 48-hrs since my payment processed. What do I do?

The “Next Steps – Exam Join Code” emails are sent to the STUDENT email address on the exam payment form within 24-hrs of payment verification. Please check your junk mail folder in case the email was delivered there. Only check your parent’s email address in case the parent address was entered for student email address in error. If you still are unable to find the email, please contact for assistance. Exam Join Codes will not be issued by phone. Please make sure to email from the same email address listed on your exam payment form.

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® or SAT® 2 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: or

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.

Students should provide a student ID number on the registration profile – this will enable easier attendance reporting to the CRCSD attendance offices on exam day as well as enable identification of any errors in student name (for example, nicknames versus legal names.)

College Board does not collect Social Security numbers, so your account is identified as unique based on your email address, School Student ID number, and name. Be consistent in how you enter information!

On the MyAP Profile you can also navigate to the ‘Send Scores’ page – here you can select a college/university to receive a copy of your score report. Deadline to request a free score report is June 15.

Why is there also a teacher issued Join Code?

Students have access to FREE resources provided by College Board through their MyAP account when linked to their teacher-based school AP® course. These instructional resources are independent of exam ordering and are provided to support student readiness and achievement for the course. All students should join using the teacher issued Join Code to enable access to course resources, even if not planning on taking the exam.

Since exam administration is organized in a centralized manner in CRCSD and not administered on a school campus, students will need to access an Exam Join Code to activate an exam (the teacher-based codes will not enable exam activation, only access to resources.)

Students who want to take the optional exam therefore will end up completing the join step twice – once for order the exam with an Exam Only Join code and once with a teacher based AP® Class Join Code.

I missed the October 25 deadline to register for my exam. What do I do?

Both exam activation AND payment submission are due by October 25, 2019.

Students who miss this deadline will be subject to a $40 per exam penalty fee (including students eligible for a discounted exam.) No exam orders can be initiated or started after January 30, 2020. Please contact Syndy Richey (CRCSD AP® Coordinator) to request late registration. (Late registration may be denied based on space availability.)

Is there financial aid available for the 2020 AP® exams?

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. (See above.)

What if I have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan?

The College Board must approve any changes or modifications to the AP® exam administration before test administration.

Please contact your CRCSD school counselor before January 17, 2020 to discuss accommodations.

What may I bring with me to the exam room?

Students MUST bring their student ID, pencils, pens in blue or black ink, and a calculator (if applicable).

Students may NOT bring cell phones, iPads,  Smartwatches or MP3 players or highlighters into the exam room. Cell phones and electronic communication device, backpacks and bags, including purses, should be left at home. Please review the full AP® Test Site Regulations.

Do I need to excuse my absence with other teachers during the exam?

The attendance office will receive a copy of an attendance roster from the exam so you will automatically be excused for the class periods that are affected by the testing. You are responsible for all school work missed during your absence for AP® Exams.

Where will my AP® Exam be administered?

Almost all exams will be administered at the Educational Leadership Service Center (ELSC.) For detailed information on locations and schedule of exams, please CLICK HERE (Information Pending).

What time do I need to arrive for my AP exam?

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. Location details will be available on this website in March or April.

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 4 hours. Please be prepared for the duration of the exam.

Where can I go for additional information regarding AP® exams?

See you course teacher, contact Ms. Richey at or log into your MyAP account.

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. Click below to view the exam calendar.

College Board does make 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 registration order form 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 APTS at no later than May 5, 2020.

How do I qualify for the Anna Purna Ghosh Advanced Placement Incentive Program?

To qualify for the reimbursement program offered by the Ghosh Foundation, students must:

  • Take 2 exams in the same calendar year and earn at least one score of 3 or higher to receive reimbursement
  • Each student’s low score is thrown out
  • All scores of 3 or higher will receive the reimbursement
  • Scores of 3 receive $20, scores of 4 and 5 receive $30
  • A student taking 4 tests with scores of 4, 4, 3 and 2 will receive reimbursement for both the 4’s and the 3 scores
  • Reimbursements will not be received until January of the next year

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