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 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.
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 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 email@example.com 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.
What if I am taking a class that is in the Spring Semester (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 deposit 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 exam fee balance that is due?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
What if I missed the deadline to join my AP® class on the College Board MyAP website?
AP exams are optional exams, so unless a student completes the entire order process, the school would need to assume you have decided not to sit for the AP Exam. If a student does not complete both steps 1 and 2 (deposit submission) and Joining on MyAP by the October 30 deadline. Students who miss the deadline to join the class can do so but no exam will be ordered. If they would like to also add the exam, a late registration period is open from March 2-March 8, 2021. A penalty fee of $40 per exam will be charged for late orders. No exam orders will be initiated and no payments will be accepted after March 8, 2021.
I’ve decided that I do not want to take the exam in May. 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 email@example.com with your student’s name, name of Heritage High School, and the title of the exam to be cancelled.
I missed the March 1 balance deadline. Is there anything I can 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.
What day is my test?
Please review the National AP Exam Calendar posted at the link below.
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 parent 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 deadlines will apply.
Is there fee assistance available?
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. Bradsshaw 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.
What happens if I do not show up to take my exam on the day of the test?
A no show will forfeit all exam fees submitted. However, certain circumstances allow for a student to take the exam on the late test day. However, most students that fail to show up but still want to take an exam on the late test day will be responsible for an additional fee of $80 for the late testing.
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