Students and families enrolled in Rancho Bernardo HS (Poway USD, CA), can submit payment here for the 2019-2020 Advanced Placement (AP®) Exams to be administered in May 2020.



New Deadlines and New Procedures to place an AP® Exam Order!

Step 1: Submit Exam Fees for courses that commence in Trimester 2 or 3– To indicate intention and commitment to take an AP® exam in the May 2020 AP® Exam administration, submit exam fees by February 28, 2020 via the link below. (Penalty fees apply between February 29 and March 4, 2020.)

Step 2: Activate Exam – Students must JOIN their AP® Exam Groups on the MyAP Site at to activate the exam order and complete the process. To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. (See FAQs for more details.) Students join the AP Class with a Join Code  (access code) and to activate the exam set their Exam Decision Indicator to ‘Yes.’

General Policies and Information:

1. AP® Exams are optional exams at Rancho Bernardo High School that correspond to AP® courses. Students choosing to sit for the AP® Exams must adhere to the following deadlines for 2019-2020 that are based on the course’s start date:

Course Start DateRegistration WindowLATE Registration Window
Exams corresponding to courses that start in AugustSeptember 4, 2019
November 1, 2019
January 21, 2020
March 4, 2020
Exams corresponding to courses that start in October, or November, or JanuaryJanuary 21, 2020
February 28, 2020
February 29, 2020
March 4, 2020

2. The cost of each AP® Exam is $100 each.

Payments for exams may be submitted by 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. SPRING Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in payment processing is February 25, 2020.

Submit AP® Exam Payment

3. Fee reduction/assistance:  Fee reductions are possible for qualified students. If you feel you may qualify for a fee reduction, please submit the Fee Reduction Application Form (Linked here) to Ms. Curry in the Rancho Bernardo HS Counseling Office. Once  eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a Fee Reduction Code that will reduce the cost of the exam(s) to the appropriate amount on the online payment form. Application forms for fee reductions must be submitted no later than February 25, 2020 to guarantee processing before the deadline. (Students who were approved for a fee reduction in the Fall do not need to apply again, but should see Ms. Curry for the Spring code to apply to Spring orders.)

4. Late payment submission and registration for those who missed the November deadline is possible between January 21, 2020 and March 4, 2020, but with a late ordering penalty fee of $40 per exam.

No exam orders will be able to be accepted after March 4, 2020.

There will be no waiting lists or stand-by testing.

5. Homeschooled or Independent students are welcome to test at Rancho Bernardo HS. Please contact the school site AP® Coordinator, Ms. Curry, to request permission. Approval will be based on space availability. Additional fees may apply. Approval is required.

6. To complete an AP® Exam order successfully, students MUST submit an exam fee payment AND complete the activation step on MyAP for EACH exam.  Without completion of BOTH steps, the AP® Exam order cannot be submitted to College Board. Failure to activate the exam on MyAP by the applicable deadline will result in the exam order that was initiated to be cancelled and fees refunded. See the FAQ section for more information about the MyAP Activation process.

7. Exam Locations: Exam Locations will be announced closer to the exam date,.

8. Cancellations: Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel before the applicable payment window closes for their exam will receive a full refund. Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel AFTER the applicable payment window has closed and before midnight on April 30, 2020, will receive a partial refund of $60 regardless of when the exam order was submitted. (The student will forfeit a $40 exam unused exam fee as well as any late registration fee.) No exchange or re-selling of tests. To cancel your exam, send an email to and include your name, name of your school (including city and state), and name of the exam you would like to cancel. Exams cancelled from May 1 onwards as well as no shows on exam day are not eligible for any refund and forfeit their fees.

Students who submitted an exam registration as a Fee Reduction student will not be eligible for any refund since the cost of the unused exam fee exceeds the payment.

REVISED Cancellation Policy (March 25, 2020):  Students who have registered and paid for an exam and want to cancel may do so before April 30, 2020 and receive a full refund minus a $2 processing fee.  *For students who registered late, the $40 Late fee will not be refunded.

To cancel please email and include your name, name of your school of attendance and the title of the exam(s) you wish to cancel.

9. Testing with accommodations: Students who are approved by College Board for testing with accommodations will receive  special exam day instructions. To submit an application for approval, please contact the school site AP Coordinator. Deadline to submit a new application to College Board is January 17, 2020.

AP exam program information is available on The College Board site. Students are encouraged to review it at

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