Families and students enrolled at a Portland Public School High School, register here for the May 2021 Advanced Placement (AP®) Exam Administration.
If you are not a student at a PPS high school, but would like to take an AP exam, please contact Anna Lortz at the PPS District AP office: 503-916-3517
- Fall Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020 (EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 2, 2020)
- Spring Registration window: January 25 – March 2 , 2021
- Fall Registration Deadline: October 13, 2020 (EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 2, 2020)
Follow these steps for AP Exam registration:
Step 1: Submit Exam Fee Deposit – Whether paying with cash, check or credit card, initiate the payment process with APTS. A $40 per exam deposit is due to APTS by November 2, 2020. Cost is not a barrier to taking AP exams! See your school’s AP® Coordinator if you require financial assistance. No AP® exam will be ordered for you if a deposit payment or financial assistance plan is not made. To begin, click the “Submit Registration” button below.
Step 2: Activate your AP® Exam – Join your AP® “exam-only” section on your MyAP account (https://myap.collegeboard.org). This process takes place with the AP teacher in conjunction to joining the teacher’s online AP classroom. October 13, 2020 is the deadline to join your “exam only” section AP exam for exams corresponding to Fall Courses.
Important: You must complete both Steps 1 and 2 by November 2, 2020 for your AP exam corresponding to a Fall course to be ordered. If you do not pay the deposit or arrange for financial assistance by November 2, 2020, you will not be able to take the AP exam in May 2021. Registrations completed after November 2, 2020 will incur $40/exam penalty fees. No new exam orders will be possible after March 2, 2021.
Step 3: Submit balance due – Although the full cost of each AP exam is $70 ($118 for Capstone), a $40 deposit will allow PPS to order your exam. Starting on November 30, parents/guardians will receive a personalized email invoice from APTS for the balance of any fees due. Full balance due by March 2, 2021.
- 2021 AP® Exam Calendar
- AP® Exam FAQs
- Approximate Length of AP® Exam Times
- Information for Parents and Students from College Board
- Submit Registration
IMPORTANT POLICIES and INFORMATION
1. EXAM DATES: May 3-7 and 10-14, 2021
- Morning exam: Doors open at 7:15 AM; Check-in begins at 7:30 AM
- Afternoon exam: Doors open at 11:15 AM; Check in begins at 11:30 AM
Morning exams conclude at approximately 12:00 pm and afternoon exams at 4:00 pm (See approximate length of exam times here). Students are not allowed to leave any AP exam early.
2. LOCATION: All AP Exams will take place at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive 97217, except for AP Chinese and AP Japanese exams, which will take place at the main PPS administration building: 501 N. Dixon St. Be sure to allow sufficient time to reach the test site before check-in begins.
If due to COVID-19 concerns exams move to an online format again, you will receive updates via student and parent/guardian emails you provide to this site as well as through your PPS school. Updates will also be available at pps.net/aptesting
3. PARKING: We recommend that students:
- Be dropped off
- Use TriMet public transit: MAX or Bus (https://trimet.org/)
- Carpool – parking is free at the Expo Center
4. COSTS: The full cost of each AP®exam is $70. AP Capstone exams (AP Research and AP Seminar) are $118 each. Any exam requested after November 2, 2020 will incur an additional $40 per exam late fee. Financial Assistance is available to PPS students (see below)
5. PAYMENTS: All students must complete the deposit payment form linked on this site on the “Submit Registration” button. Deposit and balance due payments for exams may be made one of three ways:
- Online with credit card or debit card via APTS (3% processing fee will be added to the cost of exam payments)
- Mailing in a check/money order via APTS
- Paying cash to your school’s bookkeeper
No additional processing fee is charged for mailing in a check or money order. Mail in instructions will be provided at the end of the deposit payment form. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail processing is October 26, 2020. If you choose to pay with cash, FIRST complete the online order form and then submit payment along with a copy of your order summary to your high school’s bookkeeper by November 2, 2020. Your registration will be considered incomplete until receipt of cash, check or money order payment is verified.
- Note: Registration for exams corresponding to courses that are FALL Semester based are due by October 13. For courses that start in the SPRING Semester, exam fees will be collected during the SPRING Registration window.
6. Financial Assistance is available. Cost is not a barrier to taking AP exams!
- Contact your AP Coordinator to request assistance by October 1.
- You will receive a fee reduction code to use on this APTS site.
- Use your code by the October 13 registration deadline. Unapproved code usage will result in cancellation of the exam order until full payment is received.
7. CANCELLATIONS: To cancel an exam before the March 2 deadline, please email email@example.com and include the student’s name, school’s name, and the name of the exam the student wishes to cancel. This year, full refunds will be issued for any AP exams that are cancelled or go unused. Credit card fees are non-refundable.
8. Electronic-SIGNATURE: You and your parent/guardian will be asked to provide an electronic signature agreeing to two things:
- The student has permission to travel to/from the off-campus testing site(s).
- You (the student) will adhere to test security regulations as laid out in the guidelines by PPS on this registration site as well as in the College Board “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.”
9. Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: The College Board requires students seeking testing accommodations for AP®exams to apply for approval before any accommodations may be granted. Please apply before the January 15, 2021 deadline. Families may apply after this date, but there is no guarantee the College Board will review late applications in time for the May exams. Please contact your school counselor or AP®Coordinator. PPS students testing with accommodation will test at their high school.
10. Please bring the following to your AP®exam: a facemask, a photo ID, 2 sharpened #2 pencils (not mechanical), erasers, 2 pens with black or dark blue ink and calculators. See the “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents” for approved types of calculators.
11. Please bring a snack and water/drink, separate from your purse/backpack, in a clear bag. You will place these items under your chair and may only access them at break time or after the test officially concludes. Water bottles/drinks are not allowed on the exam table.
12. ITEMS NOT ALLOWED: Electronic equipment (phones, smartwatches, or wearable technology of any kind, laptops, tablet computers, Bluetooth devices, portable listening or recording devices—MP3 player, iPod®, etc.—cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, separate timers of any type, and any other electronic or communication devices) are prohibited in the exam room and break area. If you bring any of these items to the AP test site, you will be asked to turn in them in to AP staff and they will be returned at the end of your testing. Any student found with or using any of these items during testing/breaks may be dismissed from the exam, the device may be confiscated, the student’s score may be canceled, and no retest may be permitted.
13. Backpacks/purses: You will NOT have access to these at any time during testing, including at break times.
14. Check-in & Departure: Students who arrive after the exam begins will not be admitted. No exceptions. Students are not allowed to leave any AP exam early. If you play a sport or have a job, it is your responsibility to inform your coach or employer of your AP exam obligation. (See approximate length of exam times here)
15. AP Spanish Language exam & AP Music Theory exams may require extra time to complete the audio recording portion of the exam. These students should bring extra food with them on these exam days.
16. EXAM CONFLICTS: Students who would like to register for two exams offered on the same date should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
17. LATE TESTING: College Board has strict policies about qualifying to take an AP®exam during the Late Testing (make-up) window. Additional fees may apply and documentation may be required. Contact your site AP®Coordinator for more information.
If you are ready to submit a deposit for AP exam fees, click Submit Registration
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