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.)
If you have never created a College Board account, create one by clicking on ‘Create Account’ on http://myap.collegeboard.org
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.
ALL Students should complete the Join Step to be able to access the free online resources for their AP® Subject made available on MyAP. (If no exam fees are submitted by October 30, the exam is deactivated by the coordinator.)
Once the student has joined the online AP® Class group, they will be prompted to complete or update the MyAP Registration Profile pages.
⇒ Deadline to complete the Join Code step: October 30, 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. Postmark deadline for mail in payments is October 26, 2020.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 30, 2020 to complete the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by October 30, 2020 means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order to College Board.
Why do I need to activate an exam on The College Board MyAP System?
The College Board 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 and that is checked frequently,
– 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.
– Enter your School ID in to ensure accurate attendance reporting to your school on exam day
– Select your college or university to receive your scores: Navigate within MyAP to ‘Send Scores’ and enter a college/university to receive your scores in July (mostly applicable to seniors.) If a request is submitted by June 15 of the year in which the exam was administered, the score report is sent with no fee by The College Board. Send requests after June 15 of the same year as the exam will automatically incur a College Board Score Send Fee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 30, 2020.
What if I miss the October 30 deadline to submit fees?
It is CRUCIAL to meet the deadline. NO orders will be accepted after October 30, 2020.
What are the exam fees?
Exams are $60 each. AP Capstone exams are $100 each.
Exams that fall in the STEM category (Science, Computer Tech, English and Math) are only $30 each thanks to an incredible STEM Grant.
Students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program are eligible for an additional reduction to the cost of the exam (beyond our district STEM Grant.) The reduction reduces the cost to $15 for STEM subjects and $30 for non-STEM (AP Capstone is $60 after the Free-Reduced Lunch reduction.) To receive the exam fee reduction, please see Asst. Principal Christopher Greene for a Fee Reduction Code. This code will be applied to the online payment form when prompted and will reduce the cost of the exam fees. Please apply for a fee reduction code no later than October 28, 2020 to ensure timely submission of your payment.
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 to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is October 26, 2020.
Is there fee reductions or financial aid available?
Students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program are eligible for an additional reduction to the cost of the exam (beyond our district STEM Grant.) To receive the exam fee reduction, please see Asst. Principal Christopher Greene for a Fee Reduction Code. This code will be applied to the online payment form when prompted and will reduce the cost of the exam fees. Please apply for a fee reduction code no later than October 26, 2020 to ensure timely submission of your payment.
Can I cancel my exam?
Refunds/Cancellation: Students who submit a cancellation request by 11:59pm PST on October 30, 2020 will receive a full refund of exam fees submitted. To cancel email email@example.com and include the student name, name of the school and the title of the exam to cancel. No refunds will be issued for exams cancelled after October 30, 2020 or for no shows on exam day.
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 El Camino will be at the dates and times set by The College Board. See the calendar of exams linked below.
How can I earn college credit through AP®?
If you take the AP®exam in May, you can earn college credit by earning a score of a 3, 4, or 5 or the exam. To determine what score you will need at one school, use the College Board’s website: AP® Credit Search
How do I receive my scores?
By completing the exam activation process on the MyAP site, you will be issued a unique AP ID number. Scores are usually available in early July by using the AP ID and your College Board log in to retrieve scores at http://apscores.org
If you need assistance, please contact APTS at firstname.lastname@example.org