What is the deadline to order my AP Exams?
Deadlines to submit your exam registration are based on the commencement date of the AP course that you are enrolled in, and are broken by College Board into a November or January deadline.
Course Commencement Date
Exam Registration Opening Date
Exam Registration and Payment Deadline
LATE Exam Registration and Payment Deadline (Penalty fees apply)
September 23, 2020
November 8, 2020
March 7, 2021
November 16, 2020
January 29, 2021
March 7, 2021
Students who are enrolled in courses that commence in Quarter 2 may submit fees during the Quarter 1 registration window but it is not required nor recommended since certain fees are non-refundable.
Students who miss the November deadline and are enrolled in a Quarter 1 class will be able to submit a late order from November 16, 2020 through March 7, 2021. A $40 College Board penalty fee will be added to the exam fee. Late registration for exams linked to Quarter 2 courses will be from January 30 to March 7, 2021.
How do I place an AP exam order?
Step 1: Activate Exam – Students must JOIN their AP® Class accounts on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile.
To complete the Join Step and activate your exam, you will need a Join Code from your PLHS teacher – Join Codes are subject, teacher and period specific. Many teachers will complete this step in class since ALL Students should take this step, regardless of whether they will be taking the exam or not. (Joining the class on MyAP does NOT place the exam order – payment must also be submitted.)
See the deadlines above.
Step 2: Submit Exam Fees – To complete registration, the exam fees must be submitted by clicking the link below and completing the online payment form.
See the deadlines above.
Fees may be submitted 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 payment form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the parent email address you provide on the registration form. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in fee processing is November 2, 2020 for the Quarter 1 window.
Late payment submission will incur a penalty fee of $40 per exam. No orders and payments will be processed after March 7, 2021.
Exams that are active on MyAP and do not have a corresponding exam fee submission on file will be deactivated and not ordered.
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 in the field provided on MyAP. This will assist your school in accurate exam day attendance reporting
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. Many teachers will complete the Join Step in class since all students are encouraged to join the MyAP system for accessing instructional resources. If you were absent, please see your AP® teacher ASAP for the code. Deadline to join the online MyAP class and avoid penalty fees are listed above.
Joining the online class does NOT order the exam – exam fees must be submitted as well.
What if I miss the November deadline to submit a fee?
A penalty period for late payment submission is available November 16 through March 7, 2021. Click on ‘Submit AP Exam Fees’ below. A penalty fee will be added to the each exam of $40 per exam.
What if I missed the deadline to join the online class on MyAP?
AP® exams are optional exams, so unless a student completes the entire registration process, the school would need to assume you have decided not to sit for the AP Exam. If a student does not complete both steps (fee submission and Joining on MyAP ) an exam order cannot be fully initiated and submitted to College Board.
I’ve decided that I do not want to take the exam in May. What do I do?
Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel by 11:59pm PST on March 7, 2021 will receive a full refund of the base exam fees. Late registration fees and credit card fees are non-refundable. To cancel an exam, students must submit the cancellation notification before the applicable deadline to email@example.com and include the student’s name, your school’s name, and the name of the exam the student wishes to cancel. Cancellation requests submitted after March 7, 2021 will be considered a courtesy notification to the school and will not be eligible for any refund. No-shows on the day of the exam will not be eligible for any refund. There is no exchanging or re-selling of exams.
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 the link below to view the national exam calendar.
Is there financial aid available for the 2021 AP® exams?
Fee reductions are available to students who are currently on the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program list. For students in the Federal Free and Reduced lunch program, the fee is $5 per AP® test. In order to register and pay for AP® tests using a fee waiver, please contact the counseling secretary or AP® Coordinator Ms. Uribe to obtain your Fee Reduction Code. You MUST have a photo ID to obtain a fee waiver. Once you receive your fee waiver code, you will be able to register on the APTS website for the reduced amount. The deadline to obtain a fee waiver is November 4, 2020 by 3PM. You must then register for your AP® exam(s) with APTS by the November 8 deadline by completing the online payment form.
What if I have two AP® exams at the exact date and time?
College Board makes provisions for students who would like to register to take two exams that are scheduled at the EXACT date and time. Please see Ms. Uribe in the Counseling Office immediately to get information on late testing locations and information. You will not be assessed a $40 late fee for exams offered at the exact date and time. Students who have exams back to back (one in the morning and one in the afternoon on the same date) are NOT eligible for late testing.
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.
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. Please note that College Board may take up to 4-6 weeks to grant approval for modifications. If you do not make the request to seek modifications in a timely manner, you may not get College Board approval.
What time do I need to report for the exam and where?
Exam day details and location information will be shared with examinees closer to testing.
General information to keep in mind: Check in for morning exams will BEGIN promptly at 7:30 AM. Please arrive at your testing location for a morning exam at 7:15 AM. Afternoon exam check in will begin promptly at 11:30 AM. Please arrive at your testing location for an afternoon exam before 12 PM. Exam administration will begin as soon as check in is completed, so students must arrive promptly at the time check in opens. Students who arrive after the actual exam administration begins will not be admitted. No exceptions. Exams will take approximately four hours. Please notify your sport’s coaches of AP® exam dates and times and plan accordingly. Students are not allowed to leave any AP® exam early.