Deadline to initiate Fall exam registration: October 30, 2020*
Deadline to submit the invoiced balance due in full: March 1, 2021
How do I place an AP® exam order?
Step 1: 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. Do NOT create a second account! (College Board Profiles are the same account used to order SAT or previous year AP exams, or to collect PSAT or SAT scores.)
Join codes will be issued by your teachers and are subject, teacher and class period specific.
Fall Deadline to activate your exam is October 30, 2020*.
* Students enrolled in the SPRING AP Macroeconomics or AP US Government courses will not be able to join that course on MyAP until it commences in the Spring/Second semester.
Step 2: Submit Exam Fee – Submit a $40 per exam deposit between August 28 and October 30, 2020*. Click below to submit the deposit.
* Students enrolled in courses that COMMENCE in the Spring can submit exam orders without penalty between February 1 and March 1, 2021. Due to the short Spring timeline, the ENTIRE $97 exam fee will be collected at the time of ordering.
Step 3: Submit balance due -In December, students who successfully initiated an exam order by completing steps 1 and 2 in the Fall, will receive a personalized invoice for the balance of fees due via email. Balance due paid in full by March 1, 2021.
Invoices will be emailed to the PARENT email address on the deposit payment form.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 30, 2020 *to activate the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the October 30, 2020* deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with 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 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, 2020.
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, 2021. 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 8 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 deadline.
Students who miss the October 30 deadline and want to add an exam, will be able to do so between March 2 and March 8, 2021 for a penalty fee of $40 per exam.*
EXCEPTION is 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.
NO new orders and no changes to orders will be possible after March 8, 2021.
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 8. 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 8, 2021 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 fees and enter the fee reduction code. The code will reduce the price for you automatically.
- Activate your exam on MyAP
- Receive a modified invoice in December if applicable.
I dropped my AP® Course and no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?
Students who decide to cancel their exam are eligible for a full refund of the exam fees through March 8, 2021. (Late order fees and credit card fees are non-refundable.) No refunds can be processed after March 8, 2021. To request a refund, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your student’s name, name of Heritage High School, and the title of the exam to be cancelled.
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, 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 is February 23, 2021. 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
Additional assistance needed? Email email@example.com or call 1-855-663-8348.