How do I order an AP Exam?
Step 1: Register for exam(s) on MyAP– Students must activate their exams on The College Board MyAP site by JOINing their AP® Classroom on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. You will click “Add Class/Exam” and ‘Join’ your classes by entering a Join Code (Access Code) that will link you to your specific teacher and subject. ALL Students should join the online MyAP AP Classroom to access free online resources available for the course by October 22, 2021.*
*Students enrolled in courses that commence in the Spring can complete this step without penalty in January. The Spring join deadline is March 1, 2022.
Students who want to take the optional AP Exam will then also ‘register’ for the exam by clicking on the “Register for Exam” button in the course screen:
Students in Fall or yearlong AP courses who enroll in AP Classroom after October 30, 2021 will be charged a late enrollment fee of $40 per exam.
Step 2: Submit Exam Fees – Payment submission for AP® exams can be done through submitting the payment form at the link below.
The fees due can be submitted either by online payment (credit or debit card), or via mailing in a check or money order. Instructions will be provided.
Use of a credit or debit card to complete the online payment form will incur a 3.1% credit card processing fee. Students may choose to avoid that fee by mailing in a check or money order to the address provided in the emailed instructions. Mail in options should be payable to “APTS.” If you select this option, you must postmark your payment on or before October 19, 2021 to ensure timely processing.
Payment must be submitted in full by October 22, 2021 to avoid penalty fees.
Penalty fees of $20 per exam will be levied on exams beginning October 23, 2021 and through October 30, 2021at 11:59pm EST. A $40 per exam penalty fee will be added beginning October 31 and through March 1, 2022.
BOTH steps above must be completed by the applicable deadline to have a complete exam order.
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 and that is checked frequently so you can receive alerts regarding your exams
– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities
– Make sure to enter your Student ID number – this enables attendance reporting on exam day and assists in checking for name errors (such as a College Board profile created under a nickname)
– Send Scores: You can log into your MyAP account and request a free copy of your AP® Exam score report sent to a college/university of your choice. The deadline to request the free score report is June 15. Log in and navigate to My AP Profile and then ‘Send Scores.’
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 to complete the step on time.
What does an exam that is registered look like in MyAP?
If you have decided to take the exam you have to JOIN the AP Classroom on http://myap.collegeboard.org AND click the “Register for Exam” button. An active exam will show this message:
If payment is NOT submitted, the exam will be deactivated.
I dropped my AP® Course and no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?
To request an exam cancellation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, name of your school, and the exam title to be cancelled.
- Credit card processing fees are non-refundable.
- Cancellation requests submitted before October 30, 2021 at 10am EST, will be eligible for a full refund of exam fees per exam.
- Cancellation requests submitted after October 30, 2021 and before March 1, 2022 will be eligible for a partial refund. A $43 unused exam cancellation penalty fee will be retained. Students who are eligible for a free exam will be invoiced for the $43 unused exam fee.
- No exam refunds will be processed after March 12.
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. See the calendar linked below.
Where do I get an admission ticket?
Students do not need admission tickets to enter the AP® Exam testing rooms for physical (in-person) exams.
What may I bring with me to the exam room?
Students MUST bring pencils, pens in blue or black ink, and a calculator if applicable.
Students may NOT bring iPod, iPads, Apple Watches or MP3 or highlighters into the exam room. Cell phones and electronic communication device, backpacks and bags, including purses, should be left in your locker. Snacks and bottled water/drinks will not be permitted near desks (See Test Site Regulations for more information.)
How do I figure out where my exam will be administered?
Testing locations will be given to your AP® teacher in advance of the test.
How do I know when the exam is? How do I know how long the exam is?
Exam calendar is posted on the Calendar on this website. Exams are either Morning (AM) exams or Afternoon (PM) exams. On average, exams last 3 hours 30 minutes (this includes approximately 20 minutes of time spent on completing test-specific identifying information, etc.) Students should notify coaches, parents, etc. accordingly since no early dismissal is possible from the exam.
Room locations for exams administration will vary depending on space availability and needs. Your AP® teachers will advise you of specific room locations and information.
Do I need to excuse my absence with other teachers during the exam?
The attendance office will receive a copy of an attendance roster from the exam so you will automatically be excused for the class periods that are affected by the testing. You are not excused for the entire day. You are responsible for all school work missed during your absence for AP® Exams.
What if I finish the exam early? Can I leave early?
Per College Board’s security regulations for exams, students may not leave the test until time is called and all examinees are excused together. If a student leaves without permission, their exam will be collected and submitted separately to College Board. Their score will be cancelled and no refund will be possible. Exams are approximately 3 hours 30 minutes. Please be prepared for the duration of the exam.