AP Exam FAQs
Registration Deadline: November 8, 2020
LATE registration deadline: December 1, 2020
How do I place an AP® exam order?
STEP 1: Activate your AP Exam on MyAP – All students will log into their College Board profiles via the College Board MyAP system at http://myap.collegeboard.org and JOIN the online equivalent for the AP® Courses with a Join Code (Access Code.)
College Board profiles are the same accounts used to order SAT® exams or to collect PSAT/NMSQT® or AP® Exam scores from prior years. If a student does not yet have such an account, they will need to create one (See tips below for profiles).
Make sure you know your College Board profile log in details since you will access the MyAP account frequently in class and at home.
Join Codes will be distributed in class by AP® teachers. Join Codes are subject and teacher specific. (Students taking more than one AP® Course/Exam will repeat the step as needed.)
Once joined, students will be prompted to complete the online MyAP Registration Profile. (Students who have completed the profile for SAT® exams or other exams should review the information to ensure accuracy. See tips below.)
Deadline to Activate your exam without penalty fee is November 8, 2020.
STEP 2: Submit exam fees – Exam fees are $97 per exam ($145 per Capstone Exam). Click on the link below to submit the fees. Deadline to submit exam fees is November 8, 2020.
All exams must be prepaid via the online payment form (at link below), which accepts credit card payments as well as debit cards. To submit an order using check or money order, please complete the payment form online and follow the directions to mail your payment to the address on your confirmation email. There is no service fee for submitting registration and payment with a check or money order via U.S. mail. Deadline to postmark mailed payments is November 2, 2020.
Any active exams on MyAP that do not have a corresponding payment submitted by November 8, 2020 will be deactivated. Re-activation will qualify as a late registration and will incur a penalty fee. No exams can be reactivated after December 1, 2020.
Late registration will run from November 14 through December 1, 2020 and will incur a $50 penalty fee. Late payments will be accepted ONLY online. No orders will be accepted after December 1, 2020.
BOTH payment submission AND exam activation MUST be completed for an exam order to be fully processed.
Why do I need to activate an exam on The College Board MyAP System?
The College Board MyAP system provides students a variety of excellent, College Board vetted FREE resources to apply to their AP Course and AP® exam preparation – resources such as practice questions, content explanation videos and more. In addition, students will now JOIN the AP ®Class on MyAp 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 completing the student personal information by hand on the scantron test materials.)
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 you check frequently so that you do not miss important alerts or messages from APTS or from College Board.
– Make sure to enter your COMPLETE legal name to prevent issues with sending score reports to colleges and universities
– Navigate to the ‘Send Scores’ section of your MyAP Profile to request copies of your AP® Exam score reports to be sent to colleges and universities. Score reports are sent out in July after the exams. Each student receives one free score report from College Board. Deadline to submit the Score Send request and qualify for the free service is June 15. Requests submitted after June 15 will incur a fee from College Board.
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 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. Please see your AP® teacher ASAP to complete the step by November 8, 2020 and avoid penalty fees.
What if I miss the November 8 deadline to submit a payment?
To enable your school coordinator to forward the exam order to College Board, it is required to initiate your exam order by activating your exam on MyAP AND to submit the exam fees. Late registration will run from November 14, through December 1, 2020 and will incur a penalty fee of $50 per exam.
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 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 2, 2020.
Late registration is possible ONLY online.
Can I cancel my exam?
No cancellations or refunds are possible.
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. Exams administered at St. John’s Country Day School will be at the following dates and times set by The College Board: CLICK HERE.
Is there financial aid available for the 2021 AP® exams?
Fee reductions sponsored by the College Board are available to families who qualify. If you quality, your school AP® Coordinator will contact you with a discount code. Apply this discount code to the online payment form when you register. It will reduce the amount due.
When and where do I need to report for the exam?
Exam location information and exam day details will be distributed to registrants in April by the school.
Check in for morning exams will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Please arrive at your testing location for a morning exam at 7:15 a.m. Afternoon exam check in will begin promptly at 12:20 p.m. Please arrive at your testing location for an afternoon exam at 12:00 p.m. Exam administration will begin as soon as check in is completed, so students must arrive promptly at the time check in opens. Students who arrive after the actual exam administration begins will not be admitted. No exceptions. Exams will take approximately four hours. Please notify your sport’s coaches of AP® exam dates and times and plan accordingly. Students are not allowed to leave any AP® exam early.
What do I need to bring to the exam room?
Please bring the following to your AP® exam: at least 2 sharpened #2 pencils, erasers, at least 2 pens with black or dark blue ink, and calculator (if applicable-see AP® Security Rules for approved types) with fresh and extra batteries.
Please bring a snack and water/drink or lunch if you have 2 tests back to back on the same day. These items will be placed on a table or counter where you may access them at break time or after the test officially concludes. You will be provided a drink at the break.
Students must be in school dress code for the AP® Exam.
What may I NOT bring to the exam room?
Cell phones, Smartwatches, iPods, MP3 players, books, written materials, study guides, etc. are not permitted in the testing room.
Backpacks will be placed outside of the exam room, and you will not have access to them at any time during testing, including during break.
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