AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to Register: October 25, 2021 (midnight EST)
Exam Fees: $98 per exam, $146 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 25, 2021.
Step 2: Submit Exam Fee – To submit an AP® exam order for the May 2022 AP® Exam administration exam fees are due by October 25, 2021. Click on the link below to submit the fees.
Fee payments can be submitted online or by mailing in a check/money order by completing the payment form at the link below. A payment option screen at the end of the Exam Payment Form will allow you to select your method of payment and provide detailed instructions. Postmark deadline for mail in payment is October 20, 2021.
Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 2025, 2021 to complete the exam order.
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 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.
What if I miss the deadline to submit fees?
The penalty period will run from November 15, 2021 until February 1, 2022. No new exam orders can be initiated after February 1, 2022. Penalty registration will be with an additional $40 charge per exam.
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 October 25, 2021. Exams cancelled between October 26, 2021 and March 15, 2022 will be eligible for a partial refund (A $42 College Board cancellation penalty and processing fee will be retained.) 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 15, 2022 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 at the link below.
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
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 payment form at the link below. You will then submit your $42 exam deposit per exam.
Students who are verified as eligible for a fee reduction AND who sit for their May 2022 AP exams, will be eligible for a $40 refund. Students who are eligible for a fee reduction and cancel or no show for their May exams will forfeit their fees.
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.