*** UPDATES Regarding 2020 AP Exams from The College Board:

Please review the new calendar and the Revised Cancellation Policy below.


Registration deadline: October 31, 2019 (midnight CST)*


NEW Deadlines and Procedures:

Step 1: Submit Exam Fee DepositSubmit a $40 per exam deposit between August 1 and October 31, 2019. Click below to submit the deposit.*

Step 2: Activate ExamStudents must activate their exams on The College Board MyAP site by JOINing their AP® Class on the MyAP Site at To access the site, create or use a College Board Profile. Students registering for an exam and NOT enrolled in an AP® Course should see Ms. Fairchild for a special Join Code. Deadline to activate your exam is October 1, 2019. (See the FAQs for more information.)

Step 3:  Submit balance due -In December, students who successfully initiated an exam order by completing steps 1 and 2, will receive a personalized invoice for the balance of fees due via email. Balance due paid in full by March 1, 2020.

1. Advanced Placement (AP®) Examinations must be pre-ordered by completing Step 1 and Step 2 above no later than October 31, 2019.*

2. The cost of each AP® exam is $94.

3. The online deposit submission system accepts credit card or debit card as well as mail in payments.. There is an online payment fee of 3% for payments submitted by credit or debit card. To submit an order using a check or money order, which has no additional fee, please complete the deposit form online and follow the directions to mail in your order form and payment to the address on your confirmation email. Postmark deadline for mail in payments is October 26, 2019.

4. Students who have successfully initiated an exam order by submitting deposit and activating the exam on MyAP, will receive in December a customized digital invoice to the parent email address provided on the deposit form. The full balance is due paid in full by March 1.*

NOTE that students who fail to activate the exam on MyAP by October 31, 2019 will NOT have a successful exam order initiated and will not have an exam ordered. See FAQs for more information.*

5. Fee Assistance: Fee reductions sponsored by the College Board and the State of Texas are available to families who qualify.

All students must submit a $40 deposit per exam, but students currently enrolled in free or reduced lunch will qualify for a significant fee reduction on AP® exams.

    • Students who are eligible for a total reduced fee of LESS than $40 per exam AND who sit for the exam administration may be eligible for a refund at the end of May.

Please see the FAQs for more information or contact Ms. Tiffany Fairchild, Campus Assessment Coordinator at Summer Creek HS for more information BEFORE you submit your deposit.

6. REFUNDS: There will be no refunds issued after March 1, 2020. Students who order and pay for an exam but decide to cancel must submit a written request to – include the student’s name, their school name, and the name of the exam the students wishes to cancel. Refund requests submitted before November 1, 2019 will be eligible for a full refund. Requests submitted after November 1, 2019 and before midnight March 1, 2020, will be subject to $40 retained per exam to take into account the College Board unused exam fee. Students who received a fee waiver may not eligible for a refund after November 1 due to the cost of the unused exam.

REVISED Cancellation Policy (April 3, 2020): Due to the extended school closures with COVID-19, students may choose to cancel their AP exam and receive a full refund of their base exam fee ($94 per exam, or the modified fee for fee reduction eligible students). Cancellation requests must be submitted to by April 30, 2020 and include student name, name of their school (including city/state), and the title of the exam(s) to cancel. Late registration fees and any applicable credit card fees are not eligible for refund.

7. If registering for two exams scheduled for the exact same time and date, please contact for assistance.

8. Students that miss their AP® test may qualify to take an alternate late exam.  Documentation will be required and will need to be submitted to your campus AP® Coordinator, Ms. Fairchild. Alternate late testing is allowed by College Board under the following circumstances:

No Additional Late Fee Incurred Additional Late Fee of $40 Incurred
  • Conflict with state mandated test
  • Academic Contest/Event
  • Emergency: bomb scare or fire alarm
  • Emergency: serious injury, illness, or family tragedy
  • Religious holiday/observance
  • School closing
  • Sport Conflict/Competition
  • Three or more AP® Exams on the same date
  • Two AP® Exams on the same date and time

  • Family commitment
  • Ordering error
  • Other school event

Alternate late exams will be given on May 20-22, 2020 as per College Board policy.  For more information regarding alternate late testing, please contact APTS at

* Students enrolled in AP® US Government and/or AP® Macroeconomics that are offered in the SPRING/Second Semester (i.e. the course does not commence until January 2020), may submit their deposit in the fall but are not required to do so. These students, and ONLY these students, will be allowed to place exam orders for these subjects without penalty fees between February 1 and March 1, 2020.

Questions or need assistance? Please send an email to

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