Read all sections below carefully. You will be asked to verify as part of the  process that you have understood all the policies and regulations below. .

Deadline to Register October 19, 2019

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How do I register for the 2020 AP® Exams?

  1. To register for an AP® Exam students must complete TWO steps:
    Step 1: Students JOIN their AP® Exam Group on the College Board MyAP AP® Exam site: To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. (Join steps as well as teacher specific Join Codes will be distributed in your AP® Class at school.)

    Step 2: Submit your AP® Exam payment before the applicable deadline (See item 3) by clicking on Submit AP® Exams Payment above.
  2. The AP® Exam Registration window opens September 12, 2019 and closes on October 15, 2019 for exams corresponding to yearlong or Fall (Semester 1) courses.
    • For exams corresponding to Spring (Semester 2) ONLY courses (AP® Physics C Mechanics, AP® US Government, AP® Macro and Microeconomics and AP® English Language) registration opens February 5, 2020 and closes February 25, 2020.
    • It is possible to pre-submit an exam payment in Semester 1 for Exams corresponding to Semester 2 courses, however, you will not be able to complete the MyAP® Join Step on the College Board MyAP® website until your course officially begins.
  3. Late registration for exams corresponding to a yearlong or Fall Only course will incur a $50 per exam late fee (between October 16 and February 25.) NO registrations or payment submissions are possible after February 25, 2020.
  4. An exam order will NOT be considered completed unless BOTH steps for registration have been completed. Any student who has not completed BOTH steps listed in Item 1 above by the applicable deadlines, will not have an exam ordered.

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 in the field provided on MyAP®. This will assist your school in accurate exam day attendance reporting

I can’t access my College Board Profile account. What do I do?

Try using the ‘Forget Password?’ link on OR email OR call 888-225-5427 for assistance.

Can I change when I take the exam?

Exam times are set by The College Board.

There is a late testing period from May 20-21, 2020. In order to qualify for late testing, a student must have an extenuating circumstance. Some reasons for late testing result in no additional fee, while others result in an additional $45 fee. If you have a conflict with any of the test dates, please contact your school AP Coordinator for approval. Click HERE for the College Board Late Testing Policy.

What are the acceptable reasons for switching an exam to an alternate date?

Having two exams at the same exact time, having a medical absence on the day of the regularly scheduled exam, a sibling’s college graduation ceremony requiring absence from school, a major school event that conflicts with an exam.

What are unacceptable reasons for switching an exam to an alternate date?

Having to get ready for prom, would prefer more time to study, have two tests on the same day but not the same time and worries about squeezing in lunch.

Is there financial aid available for the 2020 exams?

Yes. Students on the federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program qualify for a reduction of AP® exam fees. Families who are struggling financially but are not on free and reduced lunch may also receive assistance with exam fees. Holliston is committed to ensuring there are no financial barriers to a student taking an AP® exam. Families can contact APTS or see the Holliston HS AP® Coordinator for more information regarding fee reductions. If a student qualifies for a fee reduction, they will be provided with a code to enter into the registration form. To apply for a fee reduction code, please see Mani Harwich in the HHS Guidance Department.

What if I have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan?

The College Board must approve any changes or modifications to the AP® exam administration. Students with a current IEP or 504 plan who wish to receive testing accommodations must contact their special education liaison (IEP) or guidance counselor (504) ASAP. The deadline to submit applications for accommodations is January 17, 2020.

What may I bring with me into the exam room?

Students MUST bring their current student ID, number two pencils (mechanical pencils have the ability to tear the answer sheet and are therefore not permitted), erasers, pens with black or blue ink, and a calculator (if needed – calculator must be a College Board approved calculator – click HERE for a list of approved calculators.)

What should I NOT bring into the exam room?

-Cell phone, smartwatch, iPad, or any other digital device. If you are found to be in possession of any of these items, even if turned off, you will be dismissed from the exam. If a device is used at any point during testing or the breaks, or is not used but makes sound, the College Board requires that the exam proctor take the device and gain access to it for inspection (this policy is outlined HERE).

-Back packs.


Can I bring a snack and drink?

Yes. They must be in a clear plastic bag. They will be stored in a designated area of the room. Students will not be able to keep their snack/beverage with them at their testing table.

What if I finish the exam early? Can I leave early?

Per College Board’s security regulations for exams, students may not leave the test until time is called and ALL examinees are excused together. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Please notify your team coach, employer, parent, etc. regarding the timing of the exam. Most exams take approximately 4 hours to complete.

This same policy applies to students testing with extended time. Students with extended time do not have to use all the extended time provided to them, but they must use the regular allotted exam time and cannot leave before the standard time has passed.

Where can I go for additional information regarding AP®exams?
Please view the College Board information site (click HERE) or contact HHS AP Coordinator Mani Harwich at

Technical help or assistance needed with registration, please contact or call 1-855-663-8348

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