Fall Exam Order Deadline: October 30, 2020
Spring Exam Order Deadline: February 26, 2021
Exam Fee: $95 per exam
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.
⇒ For yearlong and Fall Courses, activate the exam by completing the Join Code step and by then clicking on “Register for Exam.” Activation deadline is October 30, 2020.
⇒ For Spring Courses, activate the exam by completing the Join Code step and by then clicking on “Register for Exam.” Activation deadline is February 26, 2021.
STEP 2: Submit exam fees – Click on “Submit AP Exam fees” below and submit your fees.
⇒ For yearlong and Fall courses, exam fees are due by October 30, 2020. A penalty fee will be charged between October 31 and November 6 of $40 per exam.
⇒ For Spring courses, exam fees are due by February 26, 2021. A penalty fee will be charged between February 27 and March 5 of $40 per exam.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by the applicable deadlines to activate the exam order and to enable the AP Coordinator for your school to submit an exam order to The 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.
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
– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities
– Enter your school student ID number to assist your school in reporting your attendance to the exam to your school AND help identify errors in names.
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 for the Fall registration period, and between January 4 – February 26 for the Spring registration period.
Students taking AP courses through Virtual Learning but who would like to test with FHS will need a special Exam Only Join Code from the FHS AP Coordinator. (You may receive a join code from your Virtual School teacher to access resources, but only schools that administer exams can have active exam orders. You would therefore need a SECOND code, to activate the exam. This is called the Exam Only Join Code.)
Active exams will show a message like this:
Why can’t I receive the Join Code for my Spring classes/exams early? Why do I need to wait until February?
College Board research shows that early commitment to the exam does mean greater levels of student success. HOWEVER, that means early commitment ‘within the class.’ For courses that do not commence until January or even February, College Board has a special Spring deadline, with no penalty fees, specifically for students enrolled in these courses. This allows students a chance to see the course syllabus, speak with the teacher, and preview the content.
What if I miss the Fall October 30 deadline to submit fees?
A penalty fee of $40 per exam will automatically be applied to any payments submitted between October 31 and November 6. It is therefore CRUCIAL to meet the October deadline.
Any exam that is activated on MyAP on November 6, 2020 and does not have the corresponding fees submitted will automatically be cancelled.
What if I missed the Spring February 26 deadline to submit my exam fees? What do I do?
A penalty fee of $40 per exam will automatically be applied to any payments submitted between February 27 and March 5. It is therefore CRUCIAL to meet the February deadline.
Any exam that is activated on MyAP on March 5, 2020 and does not have the corresponding fees submitted will automatically be cancelled.
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 deadlines apply and are detailed in your mail in instruction email.
Can I cancel my exam?
Partial refunds are offered only in extenuating circumstances. Please contact the FHS AP Coordinator to request a review of your circumstances.
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 FHS will be at the following dates and times set by The College Board: CLICK HERE.
Is there financial aid available for the 2021 AP® exams?
Fee reductions are possible for qualifying students. If you feel you may qualify for a fee reduction, please contact Ms. Bast in the counseling office. Once eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a Fee Reduction Code that will reduce the price of the exam(s) on the registration form to the appropriate amount.
To review the family income eligibility guidelines set by College Board please click HERE.
What if I get sick and can’t make the exam?
There are provisions for students who become sick or injured during or right before testing. In case of such an emergency, please contact your AP® Coordinator at your school IMMEDIATELY. A doctor’s note will be required. IMMEDIATE contact – if ill on the day of the scheduled exam – is crucial due to the deadlines involved in ordering make up materials.
Where do I report for my exams?
Exam location information will be shared with examinees by your school closer to the exam dates in May.