AP® Exam FAQs

Deadline to Register: October 30, 2019 (midnight CST)

Exam Fees: $96 per exam

How do I place an AP exam order?

Step 1: Submit Exam Fee Deposit – To 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 30, 2019. Click below to submit the deposit.

Step 2: Activate Exam – Students must JOIN their AP® Class accounts on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org (regardless of whether or not they will be taking the AP® Exam! This site will provide students with class AND exam preparation resources.) To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. The Join step must be completed by October 30, 2019.

Both a deposit submission and joining the Exam/Class on MyAP are needed to complete initiating the exam order. Failure to complete both Step 1 and Step 2 means that the exam order cannot be initiated and will not be submitted to College Board.

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 March 1, 2020.

Failure to submit the exam fee balance by March 1, 2020, will mean that the exam will be cancelled and the non-refundable deposit will be forfeited.

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 should 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® 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 apstudents@info.collegeboard.org 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 miss the October 30 deadline to submit a deposit?

No deposits will be accepted after October 30, therefore no new orders will be initiated after October 30, 2019 for the May 2020 exams EXCEPT for students who are enrolled in Spring Semester courses where the courses COMMENCES after January 1, 2020.

I haven’t received my invoice for exam fee balance that is due?

Please email info@aptsusa.com 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® group 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, an exam cannot be submitted to College Board.

I’ve decided that I do not want to take the exam in May. What do I do?

Students who do not submit the balance due by March 1, 2020 will have their exam automatically cancelled. They will forfeit the non-refundable deposit of $40 per exam to cover the cost of the unused exam. Students who decide after March 1, 2020 and before April 30, 2020 that they do not want to take the exam are able to receive a partial refund (minus the $40 deposit). To cancel an exam, email cancel@aptsusa.com and include your name, name of your school, and the exam to cancel.

I missed the March 1, 2020 balance deadline. Is there anything I can do?

A late payment period is available from March 2 through March 10. A penalty fee of $40 per exam will be added to the balance due through March 10, 2020. Failure to submit balance due by March 10, 2020 11:59pm PST will mean the exam will be cancelled.

What day is my test?

Please review the National AP Exam Calendar posted HERE.

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 25, 2019.

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?

Fee reduction/assistance – Fee reductions are possible for qualified students. If you feel you may qualify for a fee reduction, please contact Ms. Bradshaw ASAP. Once  eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a Fee Reduction Code that will reduce the price of the exam(s) on the deposit form to the appropriate amount. Students who are verified as eligible will receive a modified invoice.

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