Where do I get an admission ticket?
Students do not need an admission ticket for AP exams. Each student will receive a pass at the Pre-Administration session that will have the date, time and location of the AP Exam (s) he/she is scheduled to take.
How do I qualify for a fee reduction?
Students who believe they may be eligible for a fee reduction must speak with their counselor or Mrs. Ross. Approval for fee reductions will be based on criteria established annually by the College Board.
What should I bring to the exam room?
Several # 2 pencils, pens with blue or black ink, calculator (if applicable), erasers, ruler (only if you are taking the AP Physics exam).
What cannot be brought to the exam room?
No cell phones, electronic devices (other than approved calculators), purses, backpacks, highlighters, mechanical pencils, books. No food or drink.
How do I know where to report for my exam?
All students taking an AP Exam will be required to attend an AP Pre-Administration session on April 15, 2019. Room assignments and further details will be given out during these sessions.
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. Late arrivals who are not admitted to the testing rooms are considered “no shows” and are not eligible for refunds or make up exams.
How do I know when the exam is?
The exam calendar is posted on the Calendar on this website. (Click here.) Counselors also have copies of the exam calendar.
How do I know how long each exam is?
On average exams last 3 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to get information on late testing registration and information. If you have a conflict, you must also see Mrs. Ross in Guidance ASAP.
What if I decide not to take an exam?
Students taking an Advanced Placement course may take the Advanced Placement Exam for that course in lieu of the final exam. If the regular final exam is not taken, the final grade for the Advanced Placement course will be based solely on the marking period grades. The student’s score on the Advanced Placement Exam will have no bearing on the final grade.
If the student and parent decide to pursue this option, the following conditions apply:
- Full Payment for the Advanced Placement Exam must be submitted to APTS by February 22, 2019. The fee is non – refundable.
- If the student agrees to take the Advanced Placement Exam in lieu of the regular final exam and then does not take the Advanced Placement Exam, the student must then sit for the regular final exam.
- If the student agrees to take the Advanced Placement Exam in lieu of the regular final exam and then does not take the Advanced Placement Exam, the final grade in that Advanced Placement course will be reduced by one full grade if the final exam is not taken. SENIORS are not exempt from this policy, even if the student has an “A” average in the course!
- Nothing stated in the policy above is meant to preclude a student from taking the normally scheduled final exam in the Advanced Placement course and choosing to also take the Advanced Placement Exam.
- Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions.
If I cancel an exam, will I get a refund?
No. There are no refunds given for AP exams that are not taken.
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.
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 Ms. Ross by calling the guidance office at 973-835-1900 x122 by 8:00AM. A doctor’s note may be required.
What happens if I register for the wrong exam?
If a student inadvertently registers for the wrong test, they must contact APTS (email@example.com) no later than the registration deadline of February 22, 2019. You must also notify Ms. Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 charged. Alternate late exams will be given on May 22-24 as per College Board. For more information regarding alternate late testing, please refer to your AP student pack or www.collegeboard.org.
How can I practice for the AP Exams?