Registration Deadline: November 1, 2023
Exam Fee: $100 per exam
How do I place an AP® exam order?
STEP 1: Activate your exam – (This step was likely completed in class.) 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.)
If you have never created a College Board account, create one by clicking on ‘Create Account’ on http://myap.collegeboard.org
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.
Activate the exam on MyAP by joining the online class by clicking “Add Class/Exam” and entering the Join Code.
ALL Students should complete the Join Step to be able to access the free online resources for their AP® Subject made available on MyAP.
Once the student has joined the online AP® Class group, they will be prompted to complete or update their MyAP Profile pages.
Students who want to take the optional exam, will also need to submit exam fees (Step 2.)
Deadline to complete the Join Code step: November 1, 2023.
STEP 2: Submit exam fees – Click on “Submit AP Exam Payment” below and complete the online payment form to submit your fees.
ALL students should complete the payment form, even if they have been approved for a fee waiver due to family income or hardship.
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 3.1% for payments submitted by credit or debit card. Directions for payment can be found at the end of the online payment form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the parent email address you provide on the payment form.
Deadline to postmark a mail in payment is October 26 to ensure processing before the November 1 regular registration deadline.
Both Step 1 and 2 must be completed by November 1, 2023 to activate the exam order. Failure to complete both steps 1 and 2 by November 1, 2023 means the AP Coordinator for your school cannot submit an exam order to College Board without penalty fees.
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 an SAT® or SAT® 2 Exam. You may already have an account if you have taken 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: 1-888-225-5427.
Which email address and name should I use on my College Board 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 1-888-225-5427.
Students should use an email address that they will have access to BEYOND high school.
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!
What if I qualify for Free-Reduced Lunch or other Fee Reductions?
- Students who believe that they may be eligible for a fee waiver may complete the following process to receive a fee waiver on their AP exams:
- Before completing the APTS payment form on this site,contact Waterford High School AP Coordinator Kelly White at KWhite@waterfordschools.org
- Students who are approved, will receive via email a Fee Waiver Discount Code
- Approved students:
- Return to this site to complete the online payment form before November 1, 2023.
- When prompted, respond ‘Yes’ to the question if you have been approved for a fee waiver and enter the Fee Discount Code. The code will automatically trigger a reduction in the exam fees.
- All reduction eligible students are required to submit a minimum deposit of $40 per exam. If they are confirmed to be eligible for the exam reduction price AND are confirmed to have taken the AP Exam, the subsidy will be triggered and a refund of the $40 will automatically be issued in June.
- Students who submit the $40 deposit and cancel their exam after November 1, 2023 and before April 1, 2024 will forfeit the deposit.
- Code usage will be verified by APTS
What if I miss the November deadline?
Late registration is possible with a penalty fee of $40 per exam between November 15, 2023 and March 8, 2024.
Where do I get an admission ticket?
Students do not need admission tickets to enter the AP® Exam testing facilities for in-person exams. However, each student does need a CURRENT picture id, such as a school ID or a driver’s license. Without picture ID students will not be allowed to enter the room.
What may I bring with me to the exam room?
Students may not bring into the exam room any type of backpack or bag, including purses. No study guides or materials are allowed. No cell phones, smartwatches or electronic communication devices are allowed. No iPads, iPods or MP3 players are allowed. No highlighters are allowed. Students may not bring bottled water/drinks or food to the testing room. (See Test Site Regulations for more information.) Students MUST bring a current picture ID, pencils, pens in blue or black ink, and a calculator if applicable.
How do I figure out where my exam will be administered?
Exam day specifics will be released by the school to examinees closer to exam day.
How do I know when the exam is? How do I know how long the exam is?
Exam calendar is posted on the link below. Exams are either Morning (7:30 a.m. check-in) exams or Afternoon (11:30am. check-in) exams. On average, exams last 4 hours (this includes approximately 15 minutes of time spent on completing identifying information, etc.) Students should notify coaches, parents, etc. accordingly since no early dismissal is possible from the exam.
Do I need to excuse my absence from school during the exam?
Your school will receive a copy of an attendance roster from the exam so you will automatically be excused for the class periods that are affected by the testing. You are not excused for the entire day. You must follow your school site’s protocol for checking back in when returning to class (i.e. checking in with Attendance to get a pass.) You are responsible for all school work missed during your absence for AP® Exams.
Attendance reporting is based on your student ID number – make sure you have entered that in on the MyAP® Registration profile on http://myap.collegeboard.org
What if I decide to not take an exam? Can I get a refund?
Cancellation requests submitted to the APTS Cancellation Desk before 11:59pm on November 1, 2023 will be eligible for full refund of the base exam fees (Debit/credit card fees are non-refundable.) Exam cancellation requests submitted after November 1, 2023 and before April 1, 2024 will be eligible for a partial refund (A $40 College Board cancellation penalty fee will be retained.) Students who submitted a reduced fee will forfeit their deposit. If you would like to cancel your exam, please email the APTS Cancellation Desk at email@example.com and include: student name, name of your school of attendance, the title of the exam to cancel. No exam cancellations/refunds will be processed after April 1, 2024.
What if I finish the exam early? Can I leave early?
Per College Board’s security regulations for exams, students may not leave the test until time is called and all examinees are excused together. If a student leaves without permission, their exam will be collected and submitted separately to College Board. Their score will be cancelled and no refund will be possible. Exams are approximately 4 hours. Please be prepared for the duration of the exam.
What if I get sick and can’t make the exam?
There are provisions for students who become sick or injured during or right before testing. In case of such an emergency, please contact your school AP® Coordinator immediately. Deadlines apply for ordering make up exams. You should contact your AP® Coordinator before or on the day of your exam if you are ill if possible to avoid missing make up exam ordering deadlines.
How do I get my scores?
AP® Exam scores will be available as of July via your College Board profile – for more information, click HERE.