Families and students enrolled at La Jolla High School, can register here for the 2020 Advanced Placement (AP®) Exam Administration.


New Deadlines and New Procedures!

Step 1: Submit Exam Fee DepositTo indicate intention and commitment to take an AP® exam in the May 2020 AP® Exam administration, a $40 per exam non-refundable deposit is due by October 11, 2019. Click below to submit the deposit.

Step 2: Activate ExamStudents must JOIN their AP® Class accounts on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org and indicate your exam decision. To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. (See FAQs for more details.) Deadline to Join and indicate your exam decision is October 25, 2019.

Step 3:  Submit balance due – Starting on November 30, students who committed to an exam by paying the deposit will receive a personalized invoice for the balance of fees due via email. Balance due paid in full by February 15, 2020.

General Policies and Information:

1. Advanced Placement (AP®) Examinations  must be ordered in advance by submitting a non-refundable deposit of $40. Deposit period for May 2020 Advanced Placement (AP®) Exams opens on September 10, 2019 and closes on October 11, 2019. (11:59pm, PST.)

The exam deposit is $40. The full cost of each AP® exam is $94.

Late deposit submission is possible from October 12 through October 25 (midnight PST) for an additional fee of $15 PER exam.

2. Students selecting to take an AP® Exam must activate their exam on The College Board’s new MyAP system by October 25, 2019. To activate the exam students must:

– Obtain an AP® Class/Group Join Code from their LJHS AP® subject teacher

– Log into MyAP at http://myap.collegeboard.org with their College Board Profile (See FAQs) and apply the Join Code

– Indicate a YES Exam Decision on the MyAP site on or before October 25, 2019

3. To initiate an AP® Exam order successfully, students MUST submit a deposit AND complete the Join step on MyAP.

Students who successfully initiated an exam order will begin receiving customized invoices via email on November 30. To complete the exam order process, the balance due must be submitted by February 15, 2020. Any student who has a balance due outstanding by February 16, 2020 will have their exam order de-activated and will forfeit their non-refundable deposit.

4. Deposit and balance due payments 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 registration form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the parent email address you provide on the registration form. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is October 8, 2019.

5. Fee reductions are available to students who qualify based on College Board and Federal Free-Reduced Lunch Program guidelines. To verify whether or not you are eligible for fee reduction, please see Ms. Salehi in Counseling. If you are eligible, you will receive special instructions to submit payment via the online system using a fee reduction code. This code will reduce your price appropriately. The deadline to obtain a fee reduction code is October 9 by 3 PM. You must then submit your payment form for your AP® exam(s) with APTS by the October 11 deadline.

4. Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel by midnight on October  25 will receive a full refund. Students who order and pay for an exam and who submit a cancellation after October 25, 2019 before April 30, 2020 will be eligible for a partial refund – The non-refundable deposit of $40 to cover the cost of the unused exam will be retained for all exams cancelled after October 25, 2019. To cancel an exam, students must submit the cancellation notification before the applicable deadline  to cancel@aptsusa.com and include the student’s name, your school’s name, and the name of the exam the student wishes to cancel. Cancellation requests submitted after April 30, 2020 will be considered a courtesy notification to the school and will not be eligible for any refund. No-shows on the day of the exam will not be eligible for any refund. There is no exchanging or re-selling of exams.

5. Special Note for unique exams:

  • AP® Computer Science Principles: Per College Board regulations, only students who have submitted by April 30 to College Board the required in-class assessment for this course may sit for the AP® Computer Science Principles exam.
  • AP® Studio Art: This ‘exam’ is a portfolio that has physical and digital portions. Both portions must be submitted to your AP® Studio Art Teacher AND to the school AP® Coordinator before May 8.

6. Check in for morning exams will be promptly at 7:40 AM. Please arrive at your testing location for a morning exam at 7:30 AM. Afternoon exam check in will begin promptly at 12:10 PM. Please arrive at your testing location for an afternoon exam at 12:01 PM.  Exam administration will begin as soon as check in is completed, so students must arrive promptly at the time check in opens. Students who arrive after the actual exam administration begins will not be admitted. No exceptions. Exams will take approximately four hours. Please notify your sport’s coaches of AP® exam dates and times and plan accordingly. Students are not allowed to leave any AP® exam early.

7. For information regarding testing rooms and locations, please check back on the LJHS website in April.

8. Please bring the following to your AP® exam: a photo ID, at least 2 sharpened # 2 pencils, erasers, at least 2 pens with black or dark blue ink, and calculators (if applicable-see AP® Security Rules for approved types) with fresh batteries.

9. Please bring a snack and water/drink or lunch if you have 2 tests back to back on the same day. These items will be placed on a table or counter that you may access at break time only or after the test officially concludes.

10. Cell phones, Smartwatches, Pods, MP3 players, digital watches etc. are NOT permitted in the testing room.

11. If registering for two exams scheduled for the exact same time and date, please contact info@aptsusa.com for assistance.

12. College Board is extremely strict regarding qualifying for rescheduling an AP® exam to the Late Testing (make-up) window. In addition, the reason for requesting late testing must also meet the California Educational Code regulations for excused absences. In conjunction with College Board regulations, San Diego City Schools approved reasons to reschedule an exam include: extreme illness (hospitalization or medical care, a doctor’s note will be required), bereavement, court appearance, conflict with another AP® exam, or a school sponsored sport or academic event. Additional fees may apply and documentation may be required. Students are NOT eligible for Late Testing for reasons such as: family trips, conflict with an in-class exam/activity, or having selected the incorrect AP® exam subject when you submitted your order. Contact your site AP® Coordinator for more information – deadlines for ordering the alternate exam materials apply and vary per subject.

Questions or need assistance? Please email us at info@aptsusa.com