What is the deadline to order my AP Exams?
Deadlines to submit your exam registration are based on the commencement date of the AP course that you are enrolled in, and are broken by College Board into a November or February deadline. (For example, if your course commenced in Quarter 1, you will need to meet the October deadline. If your course commenced in Quarter 3 (Spring), you will need to meet the February deadline.)
Course Commencement Date
Exam Registration Opening Date
Exam Registration and Payment Deadline
Fall - Quarter 1/2
September 23, 2020
November 8, 2020
Spring - Quarter 3/4
January 25, 2021
February 28, 2021
Students who are enrolled in courses that commence in Spring-Quarter 3 may submit fees during Quarter 1 but it is not required nor recommended since certain fees are non-refundable.
Late registration is not possible.
How do I place an AP® exam order?
STEP 1: Activate your exam – Log into the College Board MyAP site at http://myap.collegeboard.org using your College Board profile and apply the ‘Join Code’ (access code) you receive from your teacher for each of your subjects.
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.)
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.
Students enrolled in courses that commence in the SPRING (Quarter 3-4) Semester, will be able to register and activate the exam by completing the Join Step once the course commences.
See the deadlines above.
STEP 2: Submit exam fees – Click on “Submit fees for AP Exams” below and submit your 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 at the end of the online registration form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the parent email address you provide on the registration form.
See deadlines above.
Exams that are active on MyAP without a corresponding fee submission will be deactivated and not ordered.
Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by the applicable deadline means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order as initiated with College Board without penalty.
Note that students who are enrolled in courses that commence in Spring Quarter 3 may submit fees before November 8 but are not required to do so, and are not recommended to so since credit card fees and processing fees are non-refundable. Please wait until your course commences before you decide about the exam.
Where do I find my Join Code?
Join Codes are issued by your course teacher. They are subject, teacher and SHS Class period specific. Please see your teacher ASAP.
What if I can’t log into my College Board profile or can’t remember if I have one?
Students create College Board profiles to access their AP®, PSAT® and SAT® scores or to register for a SAT® or SAT® 2 Exam. You may already have an account if you have taken any of these exams in the past.
Don’t create a second account!
Each student should have only ONE College Board account during their high school careers which houses AP®, PSAT® and SAT® scores and information. For log in help visit: https://pages.collegeboard.org/account-help or https://myap.collegeboard.org
Students may also call College Board AP® Services for Students: 1-866-630-9305.
Which information should I provide on my College Board MyAP Registration Profile?
Students should use their legal name (to match school records), so that the name will also match the student’s School ID or driver’s license at exam check in. College Board also sends scores electronically to colleges/universities. A discrepancy in name can result in score reporting issues and delays. To update a name or correct a name, contact College Board at 1-866-630-9305.
Students should use an email address that they will have access to BEYOND high school and where they can receive alerts from College Board or APTS.
Students should provide a student ID number on the registration profile – this will enable easier attendance reporting to the SHS attendance office on exam day as well as enable identification of any errors in student name (for example, nicknames versus legal names.)
College Board does not collect Social Security numbers, so your account is identified as unique based on your email address, School Student ID number, and name. Be consistent in how you enter information!
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. View the national calendar at the link below.
Is there financial aid available for the 2021 AP® exams?
Fee reductions are available to students who are currently on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. If you are currently on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, the fee is $5 per test. In order to register for AP® tests at the reduced price, please complete the application available at the link below and submit it to Ms Ward at email@example.com no later than November 2. If your application is approved, you will receive a Fee Reduction Code. Once you receive your code you will be able to register on the APTS payment website at the reduced amount. Code usage is verified with APTS. Deadline to register using the fee reduction is the same as the regular deadlines.
What if I have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan?
The College Board must approve any changes or modifications to the AP exam administration.
Students with a current IEP or 504 plan who wish to receive testing modifications must contact their case manager and submit a request for accommodations no later than January 15, 2021. They will work with you to file the appropriate paperwork with College Board to allow testing modifications.