How do I order an AP Exam?

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 To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. You will then ‘Join’ your classes by entering a Join Code (Access Code) that will link you to your specific teacher and subject. October 10 is the extended deadline to activate your exam.

Step 2: Submit Exam Fees – Click on the link below to submit the exam fees corresponding to your exam subjects. Deadline to submit exam fees and avoid penalty payments is October 10, 2019.

⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by October  10, 2019 to complete the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the October 10, 2019 deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order to College Board for your and the exam will be deactivated.

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 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 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 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

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 OR email 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 10.

I missed the October 10 deadline to submit my fees that are due? What do I do?

A $40 penalty fee will be added to the cost of any unpaid active exam between October 11 and November 15.

How do I submit the exam fees?

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  in your e-mail invoice which will be sent to the email address you provide on your College Board profile. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is October 1, 2019.

I dropped my AP® Course and no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?

There are no cancellation of exams and no refunds.

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. Click here for the 2020 National Exam Calendar.

Is there financial aid available for the 2020 AP® exams?

If AP exam fees prior to our October deadline present a hardship please notify Mary Ann Thompson at as soon as possible and prior to October 1.

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