AP® Exam FAQs
Deadline to Register: November 8, 2019 (midnight EST)*
Exam Fees: $100 per exam
How do I place an AP exam order?
Step 1: Submit Exam Fee Deposit – Submit a $50 per exam deposit by November 8, 2019 at 3:00PM CST. Click 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 October 28, 2019.
Step 2: Activate Exam – Students must JOIN their AP® Class accounts on the MyAP Site at https://myap.collegeboard.org 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.)
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 need to activate exams by changing the Exam Decision Indicator from “Undecided” to “Yes.” They will also be prompted to complete the MyAP Registration Profile pages.
⇒ Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by November 8, 2019 to activate 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-activated in the MyAP system and the deposit forfeited. To reactivate the exam a penalty fee of $55 will be assessed. No exams can be activated after March 6, 2020.
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!
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
– 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 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.
If you are registering for a ‘Requested exam’ for a course not offered at Saint Louis Priory, you will receive from Mrs. Hostik a special Exam Only Join Code when the exam is approved for administration.
What if I miss the November 8 deadline to submit a deposit or activate my exam on MyAP?
Please be diligent about meeting this crucial deadline. Exams activated from November 9, 2019 through March 1, 2020 will be assessed a penalty fee of $55 per exam. No new exam orders can be submitted after March 1, 2020.
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 March 1 deadline to submit my balance due? What do I do?
Exams with a balance due on March 2, 2020 will automatically be deactivated in the MyAP system and the deposit forfeited. Exams can be re-activated through March 6, 2020 with a penalty fee of $55 added to the cost of the exam. Please be diligent in meeting this crucial deadline.
I no longer need to or want to take the exam. What do I do?
Students who wish to cancel an exam after activating the exam may receive a 100% refund less processing fees for cancellations made in writing by November 8, 2019 (3:00 PM CDT). Requests submitted after November 8 and before March 6, 2020, will be eligible for a $25 refund.
No refunds will be issued for requests submitted after March 6, 2020 or for no shows on exam day.
Cancellation requests must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, your school’s name, and the exam(s) you wish to cancel.
Exams that are activated on MyAP and have a balance due remaining as of March 2, 2020 will be deactivated, and the deposit forfeited. Re-activation of the exam will incur a penalty fee of $55. No exams will be able to be reactivated after March 6, 2020.
What day is my test?
Please review the National AP Exam Calendar posted HERE.
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 4, 2019.
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 for qualified students. If you currently are not on the approved list (see Mrs. Hostik if you have a question about this), you must petition for a fee reduction. For details on the qualification requirements for a fee reduction, please go to http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/waivers/guidelines/ap
What if I have two AP® exams scheduled for the same date and time?
Students who anticipate a conflict with another AP® exam offered at the same date and time should continue their registration. At the registration point it is subject specific information, not date specific. APTS will provide a report to your school to indicate conflicts and you will be contacted via email regarding your alternate AP® exam date assignment when processed.
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.
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