What does this service cost my school?
Cost for our services is based on the number of exams registrations processed through us. Pricing structure is dependent on how many exams types as well as special needs. Fees vary from $1 per exam registration to $1.85. Contact Us to request a detailed quote or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Which types of exams registration does your service support?
APTS processes AP® exam, the full PSAT® exam suite of offerings, ACT® On Campus, SAT® School Day, ASVAB® exam, PLAN® exam and IB® exam registrations. Our service can also support specialized other exams or resources. Please ask our team of creative thinkers how we can help you and customize the service for you!
What if a student/parent does not want to register for exams via credit or Debit card?
Parents can use credit card or debit card submit payment. Students and parents can also mail in a check or money order after completing the online process. More than 95% of our registrations are completed with payment on line – parents love the convenience! All students must complete the online process of registration – this provides YOU with the data you need.
Can I set my own deadlines, prices, etc. for my students?
Absolutely! Your school’s profile can include your own school logo or a picture of your choosing so that your students feel comfortable. You also choose the price you charge your students for the exams, when you would like your registration profile to be active, etc. You do not need to change your policies or regulations – how you communicate and share them is just changed a bit! We are happy to coach and support you in determining the best deadlines and registration window based on data we have about what works well!
How do you support Exam Fee Reduction applications?
It’s easy to support students who qualify for a reduced price – whether that is due to fee reduction per the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program, local state or district programs, or even school-based scholarships! You will receive from us a fee reduction code (or multiples based on what you request) which will act similar to a gift card code to reduce the price for the student appropriately. For schools choosing our new digital invoice option, the invoice the student receives is customized to their price point and their selected exams. You then have a quick view list to use for indicating Fee Reductions on the College Board MyAP system.
How does our school receive our exam fees and when?
You will receive a remittance every two weeks with the exam fees collected during that registration period. Included with that remittance are also detailed reports for cross reference. And as coordinator, you can log in any time and verify activity with our real time system.
Do I still need to place my order with College Board® or does APTS do it for me?
Your school’s order is pulled from the student activity on the new College Board MyAP site at http://myap.collegeboard.org – our purpose us to help ensure you’ve reconciled active orders on MyAP with payments, and vice versa.
What does a sample landing page/school page look like?
Take a look at our Sample School Informational Landing page by clicking here – landing pages are informational pages and are customized based on your school’s payment collection approach selected, timelines, policies and more. To view live sample sites of real schools, please contact us at email@example.com
What about exam conflicts? Is there a way to check for those?
Yes – our system automatically checks for conflicts based on the AP® Exam calendar as well as checks for conflicts with IB exams. Although the new College Board MyAP system also provides an alert for conflicting exam, those can be hard to spot if you have a large program. From APTS you will receive an easy to use alert list of affected students and exams. Once you decide how to process those conflicts, we will communicate the change to the students for you via email. (For example, you may require ALL students who are taking both AP® Seminar and AP® Spanish Language to take the AP® Spanish Language exam on the regular exam date when the language lab is available, and they must all sit for the AP Seminar exam on the late test date. Your orders will then be adjusted so that you order the correct number of AP® Computer Science exams for each exam date!)
What about late testing exams? What do I do with those?
We will actually alert YOU to students who qualify for late testing due to exam conflicts. Our system will check for those. We will provide you with an alert list and then ask you to instruct us what to communicate to the students regarding which exam they must take during late testing.