How do I place an AP® exam order?
Step 1: Activate Exam on MyAP – To activate the exam on the College Board site, students will log into their College Board profile accounts via the MyAP system at http://myap.collegeboard.org
A College Board profile is the same account used to order SAT® exams, or to collect PSAT/NMSQT® and AP® Exam scores from past years. If a student does not have a profile, they will need to create one.
Make sure all the registration and profile pages are complete on MyAP, including: your full legal name (should match school records), your student ID number, your School name, and an email address where you can receive important exam day information from APTS and/or the College Board.
Students will need a Join Code (or access code) to connect their profile to their specific AP® subjects. Join Codes are subject, teacher and class period specific. Join Codes will be distributed in class. In case of absence when the codes were distributed, please see your AP® Class teacher to obtain a Join Code and complete the process on MyAP by October 30, 2020.
ALL Students should complete the join step to join the MyAP AP Classroom and be able to access the free course resources. Exams will only be ordered if a corresponding exam fee has been submitted.
Step 2: Submit Exam Fees – Click on the link below to submit exam fees for the exam you would like to take in the May 2021 AP® Exam administration.
The cost of each AP® Exam is $95 ($143 per Capstone exam.)
To submit the fees, complete the payment form at the link below. Payments for exams may be submitted at the link above by 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. (This fee is not retained by the school.) There is no additional fee for mailing in payment to the APTS processing center. Directions for payment can be found at the end of the online payment form. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in payment processing is October 30, 2020.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by the deadline to activate the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order with College Board.
Late fees of $40 per exam will be applied between October 31, 2020 and March 5, 2021. No exam orders can be processed after March 5, 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. No more pre-administration sessions!
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. No nicknames! Make sure that it is YOUR name (i.e. the student name) and not by accident your parent’s name. (Auto fill can be dangerous!)
– 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 one free College Board AP® Exam score report to be sent to the college/university of your choice. To request the report, log into MyAP and navigate to ‘My AP Profile’ and then ‘Send Scores.’ Submit your request before June 15 to receive the free report.
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. Codes will be distributed in class once the course commences (usually after the add/drop period has passed.) If you are absent when codes are distributed, please see your AP® teacher ASAP to complete the step by the October 30, 2020 deadline.
What if I miss the deadline to submit fees?
It is CRUCIAL to meet the deadlines. No orders can be processed after March 5, 2021. There will be no waiting lists or stand-by testing.
Can I cancel my exam?
Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel with written notification on or before March 5, 2021 will receive a full refund of the exam fees. (Late ordering fees and credit/debit card processing fees are non-refundable.) To request a refund email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, name of your school and the exam you would like to cancel. Written cancellation requests must be time stamped by midnight EST, March 5, 2021.
No shows are not eligible for a refund.
Can I change when I take the exam?
College Board is extremely strict regarding qualifying for rescheduling an AP® exam to the Late Testing (make-up) window. Please see Mrs. Kelly if you have any questions.
Is there financial aid available for the 2021 AP® exams?
Fee reductions may be available to qualified students, but must be applied for BEFORE the deadline for registration. Approval may take several days. To apply for a fee reduction contact Mrs. Kelly for forms and instructions. Students who qualify will receive a discount code to apply to the online registration form. You must still activate the exam on MyAP and complete the online payment form on the APTS website (link below.)
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 may 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?
Room locations for exam administration will vary depending on space availability and needs. Specific room locations and information will be released closer to exam administration.
Check in will begin promptly at 7:45am for morning exams and 11:45am for afternoon exams. Morning exam administration will begin at 8:00am and afternoon administration will begin at 12:00pm. Students who report after exam administration begins will not be admitted. No exceptions.
Exams will take approximately four hours. Please notify your parents and coaches of AP® exam dates and times and plan accordingly. Students are not allowed to leave any AP® exam early.
What may I bring to the room?
Please bring the following to your AP® exam: a CURRENT 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. We recommend that you leave these items in your locker. Please see AP® Security Rules
Please be aware of the length of your AP® exam and plan accordingly by bringing snacks/water.
Students must adhere to the Test Site Regulations for the duration of the exam. Consequences for violation of the regulations may include removal from the exam and cancellation of scores or being banned from future College Board examinations. See Test Site Regulations for more information.
What if I need accommodations on my exams due to a 504 Plan or an IEP?
Only students who have previously been approved for College Board SSD accommodations may take AP® exams with extended time or other accommodations. Contact Mrs. Kelly if you have questions.
What if I have two AP® exams scheduled for the same date and time?
Students who anticipate a conflict with another AP® exam offered at the same date and time should continue their registration. At the registration point it is subject specific information, not date specific. APTS will provide a report to your school to indicate conflicts and you will be contacted via email regarding your alternate AP® exam date assignment when processed.
How do I figure out if I can earn college/university credit for taking the exam?
College and universities with AP® Credit Policies can be found on the College Board’s website at https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement – It is the student’s responsibility to verify that the college they plan to attend will accept AP® credit and submit scores to their university/college of choice.
Each student is eligible for one free Score Report from College Board – to request the score report to be sent to the college/university of your choice at no charge at the end of your matriculating year, please log into your MyAP account and navigate to ‘My AP Profile’ and then ‘Score Send.’ Enter the name of the College/University that you will be attending. Submit before June 15th to be eligible for the free report.
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