AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to Register: November 6, 2020 (midnight EST)
Exam Fees: $5 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 November 6, 2020. 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 – To submit an AP® exam order for the May 2021 AP® Exam administration, a $5 per exam fee is due by November 6, 2020. Click on the link below to submit the fee.
Fee payments can be submitted online or by mailing in a check/money order. A payment option screen at the end of the Exam Payment Form will allow you to select your method of payment and provide detailed instructions. Postmark deadline for mail in payment is October 30, 2020.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by to successfully submit the exam order.
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 fees?
Late registration is possible from November 14, 2020 through March 1, 2021 for a penalty fee of $40 PER Exam.
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 email@example.com and include the student name, name of the school, and title of the exam to cancel.
Cancellation requests submitted by 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2021 will be eligible for a full refund of teh exam fee. (Credit card fees are not refundable.)
No refunds/cancellations will be processed after March 1, 2021.
What day is my test?
Please review the National AP Exam Calendar posted at the link below. 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
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 15, 2021. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-663-8348.