AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to initiate exam registration: October 30, 2019
Deadline to submit the invoiced balance due in full: March 1, 2020
How do I place an AP® exam order?
Step 1: Submit Exam Fee Deposit – Submit a $40 per exam deposit by October 30, 2019. Click below to submit the deposit.
Step 2: Activate Exam – Students must activate their exams on The College Board MyAP site by JOINing their AP® Class on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. You will then ‘Join’ your classes by entering a Join Code (Access Code) that will link you to your specific teacher and subject. October 30 is the deadline to activate your exam.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 30, 2019 to activate the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the October 30, 2019 deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board.
Step 3: Submit balance due – In December, students who successfully initiated an exam order by completing step 1 and 2, will receive a personalized invoice for the balance of fees due via email. Balance due paid in full by March 1, 2020.
Why do I need to activate an exam on The College Board MyAP System?
Starting in August 2019, College Board has 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.
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 the HHS Attendance Office 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, 2019.
What if I am taking a class that is in the Spring Semester (AP Macroeconomics or AP US Gov)?
Students enrolled in the Spring semester courses may submit their exam deposit in the fall, but are not required to do so. A special registration period ONLY for those students will be possible without penalty fees from February 1 through March 1, 2020. Students will not be able to receive the Join Codes from the Spring course teachers until the Spring/2nd Semester term begins.
Students who submit payments for the Spring courses between March 2 and March 10 will be subject to a $40 per exam penalty fee.
What if I miss the October 30 deadline to submit a deposit?
It is crucial to meet the October 30 deposit deadline.
No new orders can be initiated after October 30 EXCEPT for students enrolled in courses that commence in the Spring/2nd Semester (AP US Government and AP Macroeconomics.) Only students enrolled in those courses will have an opportunity to initiate new orders for those subjects between February 1 and March 1.
I haven’t received my invoice for the exam fee balance that is due?
Please email email@example.com 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 March 1 deadline to submit my balance due? What do I do?
A penalty period for balance due will be open from March 2 through March 10. During the penalty period, a $40 late fee will be added to the balance due for EACH exam.
Failure to submit the balance due by March 10, 2020 means that the exam order will be cancelled, the deposit forfeited, and the student will not be able to sit for the exam. Please be timely with your balance payment.
I’m eligible for a fee reduction. What do I need to do?
Students eligible for a fee reduction may have significant exam fee reductions. Steps to complete your fee reduction:
- Apply for a fee reduction to Ms. Winford and if approved, receive a fee reduction code
- Visit the APTS site (here) to submit your exam deposit of $40 and enter the fee reduction code. (All students submit a $40 deposit, regardless of eligibility status.)
- Activate your exam on MyAP
- Receive a modified invoice in December
- Students who are eligible for a reduced fee of LESS than $40 per exam AND who sit for the exam administration may be eligible for a refund at the end of May.
I dropped my AP® Course and no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?
Students who submitted an exam deposit and initiated an order but dropped their yearlong or Fall AP® Course, can cancel for a 100% deposit refund through November 1, 2019. To cancel the exam order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the student name, name of the school, and title of the exam to cancel.
Cancellations submitted between November 1, 2019 and March 10, 2020 will forfeit the $40 deposit.
Students who submitted a deposit in the Fall for a Spring course and drop the Spring Course, will be eligible for a full refund until March 10. No refunds will be processed after March 10.
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 26, 2019.
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 is February 26, 2020. Late payment of the balance due is possible only online.
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. Once registration has closed, your school will be alerted regarding students with conflict situations and you will be assigned to a late test (alternate date) exam option for one of the exams. Late Test exam assignments are determined by school facilities, staff, and exam structure.
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
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