AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to Register: October 20, 2020 (midnight EST)
Exam Fees: $97 per exam, $145 per Capstone exam
How do I place an AP exam order?
Step 1: Activate Exam – Students must JOIN their AP® Class accounts on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile.
College Board Profile accounts are the same accounts used to order SAT® exams or to collect prior year PSAT® or AP® exam scores. Students who have never taken one of those exams should create a new profile by clicking ‘Create Account’ on the MyAP main page.
Once logged into MyAP, students will JOIN the AP® Class with a teacher and subject specific Join Code (Access Code.) Student can obtain the Join Codes from their Teachers.
ALL students should complete the Join Step to become part of the online AP Class community and access free College Board course resources, regardless of whether they are taking the exam.
Students choosing to take the exams in May must activate the exam on MyAP by clicking “Register for the Exam” for each exam they intend on taking. The deadline to activate an exam on MyAP is October 20, 2020.
Step 2: Submit Exam Fee Deposit – To initiate an AP® exam order for the May 2021 AP® Exam administration, a $47 per exam deposit is due by October 20, 2020. Click on the link below to submit the deposit.
Deposit payments can be submitted online or by mailing in a check/money order. A payment option screen at the end of the Exam Deposit Form will allow you to select your method of payment and provide detailed instructions. Postmark deadline for mail in payment is October 14, 2020.
Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 20, 2020 to activate the exam order.
Step 3: Submit balance due -In early December, students with an active exam order (i.e. they completed Steps 1 and 2 above), will receive a personalized digital invoice via email for the balance of fees due. (Invoices are sent to the PARENT email address provided on the deposit payment form). Balance due paid in full by February 1, 2021.
Balance due can be submitted online with debit/credit card or Apple Pay, OR via mail in with a check or money order. Detailed instructions are on the invoice.
Exams with a balance due on February 2, 2021 will automatically be deactivated in the MyAP system and the deposit forfeited. Exams cannot be reactivated.
Why do I need to activate an exam on The College Board MyAP System?
Starting in August 2019, College Board 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 sessions!
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 so you don’t miss important alerts.
– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities
– Make sure to enter your School ID number into the Student Identifier field for accurate attendance reporting to your school.
– Students are able to submit a request via the MyAP Profile for one free score report to be sent to colleges/universities. Navigate to “Score Send” and enter your school’s name before June 15th to qualify for the free score report.
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 email@example.com 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.
What if I miss the deadline to submit a deposit?
A penalty fee of $40 per exam will be applied to any exam orders/deposits initiated after the October 20, 2020 deadline. The penalty period will run from November 14, 2020 until February 1, 2021. No new exam orders can be initiated after February 1, 2021.
I haven’t received my invoice for the exam fee balance that is due?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance – include in the email your name, name of your school, and your request for your invoice to be reissued. (Note that the invoices are emailed to the parent email address provided on the deposit submission form.)
I missed the February 1 deadline to submit my balance due? What do I do?
Exams with a balance due on February 2, 2021 will automatically be deactivated in the MyAP system and the deposit forfeited. Exams cannot be reactivated. Please be diligent in meeting this crucial deadline.
I dropped my AP® Course and no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?
To be eligible for a full refund of the exam fees you must cancel by March 5, 2021.* (policy for the 20-21 school year) To cancel your exam order, please email email@example.com and include the student name, name of the school, and the exam order to cancel.
Exam cancellation requests submitted after March 5, 2021 or no shows on exam day will not be eligible for any refund.
What day is my test?
Please review the National AP Exam Calendar posted HERE.
How can I earn college credit through AP®?
If you take the AP®exam at the end of the Spring semester, 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 submit the exam fees?
Deposit and 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 14, 2020.
Invoices for the balance due will be emailed out to the parent email address provided on the deposit form. Invoices will have the same payment options as above. Postmark deadline for timely submission of your balance due will apply.
Is there fee assistance available?
Fee waivers are possible for qualified students. If you feel you may qualify for a fee waiver, please contact EHS School Counselor. Once eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a Fee Reduction Code that you will to apply to the deposit form at the link below. You will then submit your $47 exam deposit per exam. Students who are verified eligible will receive no invoice in December for an additional balance due.
Note that students who are verified as eligible for a fee reduction AND who sit for their May 2021 AP exams, will be eligible for a refund of their deposit. Students who are eligible for a fee reduction and cancel or no show for their May exams will forfeit the deposit.
What if I have two AP® exams scheduled for the same date and time?
Students who anticipate a conflict with another AP® exam offered at the same date and time should continue their registration. At the registration point it is subject specific information, not date specific. APTS will provide a report to your school to indicate conflicts and you will be contacted via email regarding your alternate AP® exam date assignment when processed.
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
Additional assistance needed? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-663-8348.