How do I order an AP Exam?

Step 1: Activate Exam – Students must activate their exams on The College Board MyAP site by JOINing their AP® Class on the MyAP Site at To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. You will then ‘Join’ your classes by entering a Join Code (Access Code) that will link you to your specific teacher and subject. ALL Students should join the online MyAP group to access resources available for the course by September 20, 2019.

Step 2: Submit Exam FeesStudents with an active exam order will receive a personalized digital invoice on September 30 for their exam fee balance due. The invoice will be emailed to the email address linked to your College Board profile. Payment can be submitted online or via mail in – details are on the digital invoice. Deadline to submit exam fees: October 20, 2019.

Students who do NOT want to take the exam will not submit fees. Exams with no corresponding exam fees submitted by October 20, 2019 will be de-activated.

⇒ Students who do not complete BOTH step 1 and 2 to activate and complete their exam order by October 20, 2019 will NOT have a 2020 exam order submitted by their school coordinator to College Board.

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 join if enrolled in an AP® Course. 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 for exam day.

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 and that is checked frequently so you can receive alerts regarding your exams

– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities

– Make sure to enter your RHS Student ID number – this enables attendance reporting on exam day and assists in checking for name errors (such as a College Board profile created under a nickname)

– Send Scores: You can log into your MyAP account and request a free copy of your AP® Exam score report sent to a college/university of your choice. The deadline to request the free score report is June 15. Log in and navigate to My AP Profile and then ‘Send Scores.’

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.

I didn’t change my Exam Decision Indicator to YES, can I still take the exam?

If your exam decision indicator is not changed to YES, then no invoice has been issued for exam fees. Both exam activation AND fee submission are needed to successfully submit an exam order.

Where do I get the Join Code to complete the join step on the MyAP site?

Join Codes are subject, teacher, and period specific. Please see your AP® teacher ASAP to complete the step by September 20, 2019.

I haven’t received my invoice for the 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 email address provided on your College Board profile – make sure to use an email that is checked frequently and to which you have access.)

I missed the deadline to submit my balance due? What do I do?

Exams that have a balance due on October 21, 2019 will automatically be deactivated. Please be timely with your balance payment.

How do I submit the exam fees?

Payment for exams may be done 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  in your e-mail invoice which will be sent to the email address you provide on your College Board profile. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is October 16, 2019.

I dropped my AP® Course and no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?

Students who decide to cancel their exams may do so by emailing – include in the email your name, name of your school, and the title of the exam to cancel. Exam cancellations submitted by October 21, 2019 will receive a full refund. Exam cancellations submitted between October 22, 2019 and April 15, 2020 will receive a partial refund of $54. No cancellations or refunds will be issued after April 15, 2020. A no show on exam day is not eligible for any refund.

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.

Where do I get an admission ticket?

Students do not need admission tickets to enter the AP® Exam testing rooms.

What may I bring with me to the exam room?

Students MUST bring pencils, pens in blue or black ink, and a calculator if applicable.

Students may NOT bring iPod, iPads, Apple Watches or MP3 or highlighters into the exam room. Cell phones and electronic communication device, backpacks and bags, including purses, should be left in your locker. Snacks and bottled water/drinks will not be permitted near desks (See Test Site Regulations for more information.)

How do I figure out where my exam will be administered?

Testing locations will be given to your AP® teacher in advance of the test.

When do I need to report to the testing room?

For morning exams, students need to report to the testing room at 7:40 a.m. For afternoon exams students need to report to the testing room at 11:55 a.m.  For security reasons, students will not be admitted to the room once the exam materials have been opened. Late arrivals who are not admitted to the room are considered ‘no shows’ and are not eligible for a refund.

How do I know when the exam is? How do I know how long the exam is?

Exam calendar is posted on the Calendar on this website. Exams are either Morning (AM) exams or Afternoon (PM) exams. On average, exams last 3 hours 30 minutes (this includes approximately 20 minutes of time spent on completing test-specific identifying information, etc.) Students should notify coaches, parents, etc. accordingly since no early dismissal is possible from the exam.

Room locations for exams administration will vary depending on space availability and needs. Your AP® teachers will advise you of specific room locations and information.

Do I need to excuse my absence with other teachers during the exam?

The attendance office will receive a copy of an attendance roster from the exam so you will automatically be excused for the class periods that are affected by the testing. You are not excused for the entire day. You are responsible for all school work missed during your absence for AP® Exams.

What if I have more than one exam scheduled for the same day and same time? What if I have two exams scheduled on the same day?

College Board makes provisions for students who would like to register to take two exams that are scheduled at the EXACT same time and date. Please email immediately to get information on late testing dates and information.

Unfortunately, you would not be eligible for late testing if you are taking two exams back to back (i.e. one in the morning and one in the afternoon). If you have two exams back to back, you will only have a short break between tests and will not have time to go to the cafeteria to buy lunch. Please bring a bagged lunch that day.

If you have a morning exam and will miss your regular lunch period, your proctor will give you a pass for the next lunch. If you have an afternoon exam and will miss your regular lunch period, please see the Rumson Guidance secretaries in the morning for a pass to an alternate lunch period.

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 email or call the emergency assistance line at 732-842-1597 ext. 269. A doctor’s note may be requested.

What if I finish the exam early? Can I leave early?

Per College Board’s security regulations for exams, students may not leave the test until time is called and all examinees are excused together. If a student leaves without permission, their exam will be collected and submitted separately to College Board. Their score will be cancelled and no refund will be possible. Exams are approximately 3 hours 30 minutes. Please be prepared for the duration of the exam.

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