AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to Register: November 12, 2019 (midnight EST)
Exam Fees: $94 per exam
How do I place an AP exam order?
Step 1: Activate Exam – Students must join their AP® Class accounts on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org by October 18, 2019. To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile.
College Board profiles are the same accounts used to order SAT exams, or to collect prior year PSAT/NMSQT or AP Exam scores. Do not create a new account if you already have one (see below for tips.)
If you do not already have a College Board account, or if you aren’t sure if you have one, we recommend start here at College Board Account Help. Return then to http://myap.collegeboard.org to log in once your account has been set up.
Students will obtain a Join Code (access code) from their AP® Course teachers. Join Codes for the MyAP Site are subject, teacher and class period specific.
Once the student has joined the online AP Class group, they will be prompted to complete the MyAP Registration Profile pages.
Step 2: Submit Exam Fee Deposit – To submit an AP® exam order for the May 2020 AP® Exam administration, a $40 per exam deposit is due by November 12, 2019. Click on the link below to submit the deposit.
Deposit payments can be submitted online or by mailing in a check/money order. A payment option screen at the end of the Exam Deposit Form will allow you to select your method of payment and provide detailed instructions. Postmark deadline for mail in payment is November 7, 2019.
? Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by to successfully submit the exam order.
Step 3: Submit balance due – On or around November 25, students with an active exam order (i.e. they completed Steps 1 and 2 above), will receive a personalized digital invoice via email for the balance of fees due. (Invoices are sent to the parent email address provided on the deposit payment form). Balance due paid in full by March 1, 2020.
Balance due can be submitted online with debit/credit card or Apple Pay, OR via mail in with a check or money order. Detailed instructions are on the invoice.
?Exams with a balance due on March 2, 2020 will automatically be de-actived in the MyAP system and the deposit forfeited. Exam Re-activation is not possible.
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. No more pre-administration sessions!
An activated exam will show a message like this:
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 don’t miss important alerts.
– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities
– Make sure to enter your School ID number into the Student Identifier field for accurate attendance reporting to your school.
– Students are able to submit a request via the MyAP Profile for one free score report to be sent to colleges/universities. Navigate to “Score Send” and enter your school’s name before June 15th to qualify for the free score report.
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 need to create an account, please start here with the College Board Account Help page – this is also a good place to go if you want to check if you have an active account or not. Make sure to return to http://myap.collegeboard.org to log into MyAP and NOT the general College Board site.
If you have an account from previous exams or years and you are unable to access the account, try using the ‘Forget Password?’ link on http://myap.collegeboard.org OR email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. The codes will be distributed in class. If you were absent, please see your AP® teacher ASAP.
What if I miss the November deadline to submit a deposit?
No deposits will be accepted after November 12, therefore no new orders will be initiated after November 12, 2019. Please be diligent about meeting this crucial deadline.
I haven’t received my invoice for the exam fee balance that is due?
Please email email@example.com 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.)
I missed the deadline to submit my balance due? What do I do?
Exams with a balance due as of March 2, 2020 will be deactivated and cancelled.
I dropped my AP® Course and no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?
To cancel the exam order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the student name, name of the school, and title of the exam to cancel.
Cancellation requests submitted by 11:59pm EST on November 12, 2019 will be eligible for a full refund. Requests submitted between November 12, 2019 and March 1, 2020 will be eligible for a partial refund (the exam deposit will be retained to cover the cost of the unused exam fee.)
No refunds/cancellations will be processed after March 1, 2020.
What day is my test?
Please review the National AP Exam Calendar posted HERE. Exam location information will be communicated to students closer to the exam period.
How can I earn college credit through AP®?
If you take the AP®exam at the end of the Spring semester, you can earn college credit by earning a score of a 3, 4, or 5 or the exam. To determine what score you will need at one school, use the College Board’s website: AP® Credit Search
How do I submit the exam fees?
Deposit and 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 at the end of the online deposit form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in deposit processing is November 7, 2019. Late payments will be accepted only online.
Invoices for the balance due will be emailed out to the parent email address provided on the deposit form. Invoices will have the same payment options as above. Postmark deadline for timely submission of your balance due will apply.
Is there fee assistance available?
Fee reductions are available to qualifying students which reduces the cost of exams significantly. To apply for a fee reduction, see Ms. Hatfield to request a reduction and to obtain a Fee Reduction Discount Code. Once you have the discount code, you can complete your online deposit submission form on this website. Where prompted, enter the code to reduce the exam price appropriately. Students who qualify for the exam Fee Reduction will submit the exam deposit of $5 per exam. All exam Fee Reduction Code usage will be verified by APTS with the school. Verified students will have no remaining balance due and will not receive an invoice in November.
What if I am eligible for accommodations on my exams?
Only students pre-approved by College Board to receive accommodations on their AP exams may have accommodations on exam day. Deadline to apply for accommodations on the May 2020 exams is January 17, 2020. Please see your counselor or the school site AP Coordinator for more information about the application process.
What may I bring with me to the exams?
Please review the Test Site Security regulations linked HERE carefully. Failure to adhere to the regulations can result in your exam score cancelled as well as additional consequences from the College Board.
How do I receive my scores?
By completing the exam activation process on the MyAP site, you will be issued a unique AP ID number. Scores are usually available in early July by using the AP ID and your College Board log in to retrieve scores at http://apscores.org
Additional assistance needed? Email email@example.com or call 1-855-663-8348.