How do I register and pay for the 2020 AP® Exams?  

STEP 1: Activate your exam on MyAP – Using your College Board profile log in, visit the new College Board MyAP site at and log in to activate your exam(s). Exam activation will require a Join Code (Access Code) from your teacher that is subject and teacher specific. Deadline to activate your exam is November 1, 2019.

To activate the exam, students will log into the MyAP Site at with their College Board profile accounts (the same account used to order SAT® exams, or to collect PSAT/NMSQT® and AP® exam scores from past years.) Students who do not have an account will create one on the MyAP Site.

All students will complete the AP® Profile and registration pages online on the MyAP site – including personal information. (See below for more details.)

Once logged in, a Join Code (Access Code) will need to be applied to the MyAP Account by clicking on the yellow ‘Add Exam/Class’ button and entering the subject specific Join Code.

Students who want to take the exam, will then click on Register for Exam to activate the exam.

An activated exam will show a message like this:

Step 2:  Submit your Deposit – Submit your $40 per exam AP® Exam fee by clicking on the link below.

Deadline to submit a deposit and activate the exam registration process for the May 2020 exams is November 1, 2019.

Deposit payment is possible with credit or debit card payments OR mailing in a check/money order.  To mail in payment in the form of check or money order, please complete the order form online and mail a copy of the form to the address provided on the confirmation. Checks should be made payable to “APTS” and be postmarked by October 28, 2019 to ensure timely processing. Instructions will be provided in the summary email.

NOTE: BOTH payment and exam activation MUST be completed by November 1, 2019 to enable your AP Coordinator to submit the exam order to College Board. No new exam orders will be possible after November 1, 2019.

Step 3: Submit Balance Due- Students who successfully completed the deposit form and activated their exams by November 1, 2019 will receive in or around November 20 a digital invoice personalized for the exams that they will be taking. This invoice will be sent to the PARENT email address provided on the deposit payment form in October.

Balance of applicable fees due can be submitted online with a credit or debit card, or by mailing in a check or money order.

Balance of applicable fees is due paid in full by March 1, 2020 to be able to sit for the May 2020 exams.

Exams with a balance due outstanding as of March 1, 2020 will be deactivated and the deposit paid will be forfeited to cover the cost of the unused exam materials.

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. No more pre-administration!

Tips for setting up your College Board Registration 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 Student ID number from PHHS to enable accurate attendance reporting on exam day.

– Send Scores: In MyAP you can navigate to your MyAP Registration Profile and then the “Send Scores” tab. Enter here the name of a college/university that you would like to send your exam scores to in the summer (applicable to seniors mostly). Each student is eligible for one free score report from College Board if the “Send Score” request is completed before June 15. Requests after that are submittted via

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. Join Codes will be distributed in class by your teachers after the add/drop deadline. If you were absent on the day the code was distributed, please see your AP® teacher ASAP.

What if I miss the November 1  deadline to submit fees or activate my exam?

It is crucial to meet this deadline. No exam orders will be possible after November 1, 2019.

Any active exams on MyAP that is not linked to exam fees submitted by November 1 will automatically be de-activated and no exam order submitted to College Board.

Any exams fees submitted that is not paired with an active exam on MyAP by November 1 will be refunded and no exam order will be submitted to College Board.

I no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?

No cancellations are possible. Please make your decision with care.

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.

Download here the AP® Exam Calendar

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

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 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 Profile log in to retrieve scores at

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

Students on the federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program may qualify for a reduction or waiver of AP® exam fees.  Counseling Secretary Ms. Sara Guinn will have a current list of all students who have already qualified. You must submit an application on or before October 11 to qualify.

What if I have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan?

The College Board must approve any changes or modifications to the AP® exam administration.

Students with a current IEP or 504 plan who wish to receive testing modifications must contact their case manager ASAP.  We will work together to file the appropriate paperwork with College Board to allow testing modifications. Deadline to submit an application for accommodations to College Board is January 17, 2020.

Where can I go for additional information regarding AP® exams?

Contact the AP® Coordinator at your school, or review the College Board Bulletin for AP® Students and Parents available at or log into your MyAP Account for details.


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