How do I place an AP exam order?

Step 1: Submit Exam Fee DepositTo indicate intention and commitment to take an AP® exam in the May 2020 AP® Exam administration, a $40 per exam non-refundable deposit is due by October 30, 2019. Click below to submit the deposit.

Step 2: Activate ExamStudents must JOIN their AP® Class accounts on the MyAP Site at 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.)

Step 3:  Submit balance due – Starting on November 15, students who committed to an exam by paying the deposit will receive a personalized digital  invoice for the balance of fees due via email. Balance due must be paid in full by February 15, 2020.

⇒ To complete an order for the optional AP® Exams, ALL three steps above MUST be completed. Failure to complete all steps will mean that your AP Coordinator cannot submit the order to College Board. A student who joined the MyAP system and did NOT submit a deposit will have their exam automatically set to ‘Not Testing’ as of October 31.

Failure to submit the balance due will mean that the exam cannot be taken and submitted for scoring. Students with a balance due on February 16 will have a $40 late penalty fee added to the cost of each exam. Late penalty payment deadline is March 1, 2020. Students with a balance due on March 1 will automatically have their exam orders cancelled in MyAP and will forfeit their non-refundable deposit.

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 should join if enrolled in an AP® Course, even if they are not planning on taking the optional exam in May. 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 in advance of exam day. No more pre-administration sessions!

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 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. 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 is October 30, 2019.

Joining the online class does NOT order the exam – payment of a deposit and balance due must be submitted as well.

What if I miss the October 30 deadline to submit a deposit?

A penalty period for late payment submission is available November 5 through March 1, 2020. Click on ‘Submit a deposit for AP Exams’ below. A penalty fee will be added to the each exam of $40 per exam.

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

Please email 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 to the parent email address provided on the deposit submission form.)

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 (deposit submission and Joining on MyAP ) an exam order cannot be fully initiated.

I’ve decided that I do not want to take the exam in May. What do I do?

A full refund is possible if a student decides to cancel before October 30, 2019. From October 31, 2019 and through March 1 students will be able to receive a partial refund (minus the non-refundable deposit.) See the Information page for instructions on how to request a cancellation.

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?

5. 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 see 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 October 25 by 3 PM. You must then register for your AP® exam(s) with APTS by the October 30 deadline.

No refunds are possible for fee reduction priced exams. If a student does not take the exam, a $35 (per exam) administration fee will be charged to the students’ PLHS account.

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 location information will be shared with examinees closer to testing.

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.