How do I place an AP exam order?

STEP 1: Activate your exam – All students enrolled in an AP Course at Houston HS will join the online AP® Course group on the College Board MyAP site at – to join the online AP® course on MyAP, students will log into the site using their College Board profile accounts. (These accounts are the same used to order SAT® exams or to collect PSAT® or AP® exam scores from prior years.)

Each student will be provided a Join Code (Access Code) by their AP ®Course teacher. The Join Codes are subject, teacher and period specific and will link the student to the online resources available on the MyAP site for their course and for exam preparation.

Students then also complete the online registration profile on the MyAP site with personal details and information (a student may have completed many of the fields when activating this account previously. Check that all fields are complete.)

Deadline to join the online course and activate the exam: August 31, 2019.

STEP 2: Submit exam feesTo complete the exam order, submit exam fees by September 30, 2019 by clicking on the link below.

Payment can be submitted online with a debit or credit card, or by mailing in a check or money order. Postmark deadline for mail in payments is September 25, 2019. Students will be able to select their payment method on the payment form.

⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by September 30, 2019 to complete the exam order. (Reminder that it is required at Houston High School to sit for the exam corresponding to the course.)

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 ®Class 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. This means no more pre-administration sessions before 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

– include your Student ID number

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 OR email 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 class period specific. Please see your AP® Class teacher at HHS ASAP to obtain the Join Code.

What if I miss the September 30 deadline to submit exam fees?

There is no late registration. Please be diligent in meeting your deadline.

Where will the AP® testing take place?

All tests will be given at Grace Evan Church across the street from Houston High School.

What should I bring to the exam room?

Bring several # 2 pencils, pens with blue or black ink, calculator (if applicable), erasers, ruler (only if you are taking the AP® Physics exam), and a watch (that doesn’t make any noise) if you want one.

What cannot be brought to the exam room?

No cell phones, electronic devices (other than approved calculators), purses, backpacks, highlighters, books. No food or drink. See Test Site Security Regulations on the Home Page.

How do I know where to report for my exam?

Room assignments and further details will be given out closer to the exams by your school.

When do I need to report to the testing room?

Morning exam: 7:30 sharp

Afternoon exam: 11:30 sharp

What if I am late?

Students will not be permitted to the testing room late for security reasons (per College Board policy). Late arrivals not admitted to the testing rooms are considered “no shows” and are not eligible for make up exams or a refund!

How do I know when the exam is?

The exam calendar is posted on the Calendar on this website. (See below). Teachers also have copies of the exam calendar.

How do I know how long each exam is?

On average, exams last three and one half hours. Please plan accordingly.

What if I have more than one exam scheduled for the same day and same time?

College Board makes provisions for students who wish to register to take two exams that are scheduled at the EXACT same time and date. Please email immediately to get information on late testing registration and information.

What if I decide not to take an exam?

Students at Houston High School who are enrolled in AP® classes are required to take the AP® exam.

If I don’t take the exam, will I get a refund?

No. There are no refunds given.

What if I finish early? Can I leave early? Can I leave early because I have sports, work, other commitments?

Under no circumstance will a student be permitted to leave an AP® exam early. This is per College Board’s security regulations. If a student leaves without permission, his/her exam will be collected and the score will be cancelled. Please be prepared to stay for the entire duration of the exam.

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, you must notify Mr. Ross by calling the administration office at 901-756-2370  by 7:30AM. A doctor’s note may be required and an extra fee of $50 per exam from the student is charged! Late testing is only permitted May 20-22, 2020.

What happens if I register for the wrong exam?

If a student inadvertently registers for the wrong test, they must contact APTS ( for assistance no later than September 30, 2019.

Are there any circumstances that allow for an alternate late testing date?

Per College Board regulations, there are some circumstances that allow for a student to take a late exam on an alternate testing date. Depending on the circumstance, there may be a late testing fee of $50 charged. Alternate late exams will be given on May 20-22 as per College Board. For more information regarding alternate late testing, please see Mr. Ross ASAP.