Exam Registration Deadline: November 1, 2019

Deadline to pay balance due: March 1, 2020

Exam Fee: $94 per exam

How do I place an AP® exam order?

Step 1: Submit Exam Fee DepositTo take an AP® exam in the May 2020 AP® Exam administration, a $40 per exam deposit is due by November 1, 2019. ** Click below to submit the deposit.

Step 2: Activate Exam –  Students must activate their exams on The College Board MyAP site by JOINing their AP® Class on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org 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. Deadline to Join the online exam group and activate your exam is November 1, 2019.**

⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by November 1, 2019 to activate the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the November 1, 2019 deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board. **

Step 3:  Submit balance due – In January, students who successfully completed steps 1 and 2 above will receive a personalized invoice for the applicable balance of fees due via email. Balance due paid in full by March 1, 2020.

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

– 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.

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 apstudents@info.collegeboard.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 November 1.

What if I miss the November 1 deadline to submit a deposit?

A penalty fee of $40 per exam will added to the cost of each exam for any exams activated after November 1, 2019. No exam activation will be possible after March 1, 2020. It is therefore CRUCIAL to meet the November 1 deadline.

I haven’t received my invoice for the exam fee balance that is due?

Please email info@aptsusa.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 January to the parent email address provided on the deposit submission form.)

I missed the March 1 deadline to submit my balance due? What do I do?

It is crucial to meet the March 1 deadline. Failure to submit the balance due by March 1, 2020 means that the exam order will be cancelled, the deposit forfeited, and the student will not be able to sit for the exam. Please be timely with your balance payment.

My course doesn’t start until January. What do I do?

Students enrolled in the following courses for the SPRING Semester (i.e. the course COMMENCES on January 6), may submit a deposit for those exams in the fall but it is not required. Students enrolled in those spring semester courses – and only those students – may submit fees for those exams starting January 30, 2020 through March 1, 2020 with no penalty. Students will be able to activate those exams once that course commences on January 6, 2020.

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 28, 2019.

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 26, 2020.

Can I cancel my exam?

Students who register for an exam but decide to cancel must do so by midnight on November 1, 2019 to receive a full refund. The cancellation notification must be submitted in writing to cancel@aptsusa.com and include the student’s name, your school’s name, and the title of the exam the student wishes to cancel. Any exam cancellation requests submitted after November 1, 2019 and before midnight on March 1, 2020 will receive a partial refund: your deposit will be forfeited and retained to cover the unused exam fees. No exam cancellations will be processed after March 1, 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 by PLHS will be at the following dates and times set by The College Board: CLICK HERE.

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

All students will submit a $40 exam deposit, regardless of qualifying status. Students qualifying for a fee reduction on the final cost of the AP® Exams, please see Ms. Herbener for a Fee Reduction Code to apply to the online deposit form.

    • Fee waive/reduction requirements:
      o    Qualify for free/reduced lunch
      o    Dual enrolled with UNO or Wesleyan or PLHS School to Career Academy
      o    Completed PLCS AP® Scholarship application (Click here to download the application)
    • Approved students will apply the code to their deposit form and receive in January modified personal invoices for the reduced balance due, if any is remaining.
    • Students who submitted a $40 deposit and are eligible for an exam fee that is LOWER than $40 per exam will be eligible for a refund at the end of May only if they report for the May 2020 exam administration. Students who no show or cancel will forfeit their exam deposit.

It is encouraged that students apply for fee reductions in October, however, they may submit fee reduction requests until February 27, 2020. If a standard fee invoice had been issued, a new invoice will be issued to the student to ensure meeting the March 1, 2020 balance due deadline.

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 check Exam Day Information in April.

** Students enrolled in the following courses for the SPRING Semester (i.e. the course COMMENCES on January 6), may submit a deposit for those exams in the fall but it is not required. Students enrolled in those spring semester courses – and only those students – may submit fees for those exams starting January 30, 2020 through March 1, 2020 with no penalty. Students will be able to activate those exams once that course commences on January 6, 2020.