Exam Activation Deadline: October 23, 2020 (midnight PST)
Deadline to pay balance due: February 5, 2021 (midnight PST)
Exam Fee: $95 per exam
How do I place an AP® exam order?
Step 1: Activate Exam – Students 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. Deadline to Join the class and thereby activating the exam is October 23, 2020.
Step 2: Submit Exam Fee Deposit – To take an AP® exam in the May 2021 AP® Exam administration, a $40 per exam deposit is due by October 23, 2020. Click below to submit the deposit.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October 23, 2020 to activate the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the October 23, 2020 deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board without penalty fees.
Step 3: Submit balance due – In or around November 30, students who successfully completed steps 1 and 2 above will receive a personalized invoice for the applicable balance of fees due via email. The invoice will be sent to the PARENT email address provided on the deposit payment form. Balance due paid in full by February 5, 2021.
Any student with an outstanding balance due on February 6, 2021 will have their exam deactivated. Re-activation will be with a $40 per exam penalty. No exams can be reactivated after March 8, 2021.
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 for 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
– Enter your school student ID number to assist your school in reporting your attendance to the exam to your school AND help identify errors in names.
– Submit ‘Send Scores’ by June 15 – you are eligible for a free score report sent to the college/university of your choice. To request the report, log into MyAP and navigate to MyAP Profile and then ‘Send Scores.’ Submissions before June 15 will be free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 to complete the step by October 23.
What if I miss the October 23 deadline to submit a deposit?
A $40 per exam penalty will be assessed on deposits submitted after October 23. It is therefore CRUCIAL to meet the October 23 deadline. No new exam orders will be accepted after February 5, 2021.
I haven’t received my invoice for the exam fee balance that is due?
Please email email@example.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 in late November to the parent email address provided on the deposit submission form.)
I missed the February 5 deadline to submit my balance due? What do I do?
It is crucial to meet the February 5 deadline. Failure to submit the balance due by February 5, 2021 means that the exam order will be cancelled, the deposit refunded, and the student will not be able to sit for the exam. Please be timely with your balance payment.
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 email address you provide on the registration form. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is October 19, 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 deadline for timely submission of your balance due is February 1, 2021.
Can I cancel my exam?
Students who register for an exam but decide to cancel must do so by midnight on March 8, 2021 to receive a full refund of the base exam fee (credit card fees and late order fees are non-refundable). The cancellation notification must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the student’s name, your school’s name, and the title of the exam the student wishes to cancel. No exam cancellations or refunds will be processed after October 23, 2020.
Can I change when I take the exam?
Exam times are set by The College Board. Note that AP® Exams must be taken only at the times established by The College Board. Exams administered at Manzano will be at the following dates and times set by The College Board – view the calendar at the link below.
Is there financial aid available for the 2021 AP® exams?
Fee reductions are available to eligible students, but must be applied for by October 23, 2019 to meet the exam activation deadline. To apply for a fee reduction, contact Ms. Chavez at email@example.com for forms and instructions no later than October 19, 2020 (This verification process may take several days.) Students who qualify for a fee reduction will receive a discount code to apply to the online deposit form by October 23, 2020. This fee code will automatically adjust the deposit amount due to $3 and waive the balance due.
I think I will qualify for the Lieberman Scholarship. What do I do?
Submit your deposit of $40 per exam due by October 23. Lieberman Scholarship winners will be announced in January, before the balance due of exam fees must be paid.
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, please contact your AP® Coordinator at your school IMMEDIATELY. A doctor’s note will be required. IMMEDIATE contact – if ill on the day of the scheduled exam – is crucial due to the deadlines involved in ordering make up materials.
Where do I report for my exams?
Exam location information will be shared with examinees by your school closer to the exam dates in May.
Please arrive at your testing location for a morning exam promptly at 7:30 AM for check in. You are expected to be in your seat for exam material distribution for the morning exams promptly at 7:45 AM. Please arrive at your testing location for an afternoon exam at 12:15PM for check in. You are expected to be in your seat promptly at 12:30 PM for afternoon exam material distribution. Exam administration will begin as soon as check in is completed and material are distributed to students must arrive promptly at the time check in opens. Students who arrive after the actual exam administration has begun 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 for transportation since the exams will not end at the same time as the regular school day. (Approximate end time for afternoon exams is 4pm.)
Students are not allowed to leave any AP® exam early.
For information regarding testing rooms and locations, please check your school’s website in April.
What may I bring to the room?
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. Cell phones, smartwatches, iPods, MP3 players, etc. are NOT permitted in the testing room.