Families and students NOT enrolled in Portland Public High Schools (Portland, OR), can register here for the 2020 Advanced Placement (AP®) Exam Administration.

There are policy changes in place for 2019-2020. Please review all information carefully and then click on “Order AP® Exams” below to submit an order.

Order deadline for non-students: November 1, 2019

New Deadlines and New Procedures!

Step 1: Submit Exam Fee To indicate intention and commitment to take an AP® exam in the May 2020 AP® Exam administration, $94 per exam is due to APTS by November 1, 2019. (Click on Submit AP® Exam Fees below.)

Step 2: Register for your AP Exam To complete AP exam registration, students must then JOIN their AP® Exam-Only Group at myap.collegeboard using the join code emailed to them after the exam fee deposit is paid.  November 1, 2019 is the deadline to register for your AP exam with PPS

NOTE: BOTH payment and exam registration must be completed by November 1, 2019 to enable the AP® Coordinator to submit the exam order to College Board. Students who do not have both steps completed by November 1 will incur a $40/exam penalty fee. No new exam orders will be possible after March 1, 2020.

EXAM DATES & TIMES:  May 4-8, 2020 and May 11-15, 2020

    • Morning exams. Doors open at  7:15; Check-in begins at 7:30; Exams end at approximately 12 pm.
    • Afternoon exams. Doors open at 11:15; Check-in begins at 11:30; Exams end at approximately  4:00.
    • Students are not allowed to leave any AP® exam earlyStudents who have after-school sports or jobs are responsible for informing coaches or employers of their AP® exam obligations.
    • Late Arrival – Students who arrive after the start of the exam administration will not be admitted.
    • Absence –  All absences from AP® exams will be reported to your high school. If you miss the exam for College Board approved reasons, you may be able to take a late exam.
    • AP® Music Theory may run later than noon due to audio recording requirements. Please bring an extra snack.


    • Most AP® Exams will take place at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, OR 97217- conveniently located on the TriMet MAX Yellow Line.
    • AP® Chinese and AP® Japanese exams which will take place at the main PPS administration building, 501 N. Dixon St. Portland, OR 97227. Be sure to allow sufficient time to reach the test site before testing begins.
    • Students testing with a College Board approved disabilities accommodation will take their exams at their high school.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND that students are dropped off, carpool or use TriMet.

~ Allow sufficient time for traffic in order to reach the test site before check-in begins. ~

Students parking at the Expo Center will receive a free parking voucher at the end of the exam.

REGISTRATION: You must complete online registration between October 1 and November 1 to be able to participate in AP® testing.   

    • Permission: You and your parent/guardian will need to provide an electronic signature agreeing that:
    • You have permission to travel to/from the off-campus testing site.
    • You will adhere to test security regulations as laid out in the guidelines by PPS on this registration website as well as in the College Board’s Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.
    • Registration is mandatory: Students will not be allowed to “walk-in” on the day of an exam for which they have not previously registered.  You MUST register by November 1st, 2019.
    • To register for two exams offered on the same date, complete the payment form fully and submit payment. The student will be contacted by APTS to alert them which of the two AP® Exams they have been assigned to for an alternate date.
    • Students may not sit for both AP® Calculus AB and BC in the same year. Select carefully.
    • Be careful when registering for English LANGUAGE or English LITERATURE.  Choose the right one. Check with your AP® Teacher if you are unsure.
    • Due to space constraints not all exams are open to non-PPS students. We apologize for the inconvenience.

PAYMENT: Exam fees must be paid in advance.  Registration is incomplete until deposit payment is received. Remaining balance due will be invoiced monthly by email from APTS until the final payment deadline in March 2020.

    • Cost:  Each exam is $94.  (AP Capstone exams are $142.)
    • Credit or Debit: Pay online using this system.
    • Refunds are possible until November 1, 2019. After that date, refunds less the $40/exam deposit are available.


Please bring the following:

    • Your photo ID (either a government or school-issued photo ID)
    • At least two sharpened #2 pencils with erasers (mechanical pencils are not permitted)
    • At least two black or dark-blue ballpoint pens for free response (highlighters and white-out are not permitted)
    • A graphing calculator for Biology, Calculus AB/BC, Chemistry, Physics, and Statistics (see calculator guidelines at www.collegeboard.com/ap/calculators).  Students may bring 2 calculators but are not permitted to share calculators during the exam.  Make sure your calculator has fresh batteries.
    • Ruler or straightedge (for the Physics exams only)
    • Snack and water in a clear Ziploc bag kept separate from purse or backpack
    • Warm clothing for layering

Note: You will NOT have access to your purse or backpack at any time during testing, including break.


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 photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, separate timers of any type, watches that beep and any other electronic or communication devices) are prohibited in the exam room and break area.

If a student uses or is seen with any of these electronic items in the testing room or during the break, they will be confiscated and the student will be dismissed from testing.  If a phone, watch or other electronic device rings, vibrates, beeps, etc. in the exam room during the test, it may invalidate EVERYONE’S test in the room.

By clicking on the link below, you acknowledge that you have fully read and understood the AP® exam registration policies outlined above. You will be required to digitally sign the deposit form to complete the attestation.

Submit AP® Exam Deposit

Questions or need assistance? Please email us at info@aptsusa.com