AP Exam FAQs

Deadline to Register: March 22, 2019 (midnight CST)

Exam Fees: $94 per exam

What day is my test?

Please review the 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

Please keep in mind that many colleges will award credit for AP Test scores of 3 or higher. West High School therefore recommends that you participate in taking the exam(s). Current school board policy states that you must take the exam in order to earn additional points on the final student grade point average. You will have the option of sending scores to colleges you may want to attend.

When is the deadline to register for a test?

The deadline to register for the 2019 tests will be on March 22th, 2019, midnight CST.

What happens if I miss the registration deadline?

Late registration will run from March 23 through April 11 for a $20 late fee (set by AP). No orders will be accepted after April 11.

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 registration form and in your e-mail confirmation which will be sent to the parent email address you provide on the registration form. Postmark deadline to ensure timely mail in payment processing is March 18, 2019.

Is there fee assistance available?

Fee reduction/assistance – Fee reductions are possible for qualified students. If you feel you may qualify for a fee reduction, please submit the AP Fee Waiver Application Form (Linked here) to Ms. Bast in the counseling office. Once  eligibility has been confirmed, you will be provided with a Fee Reduction Code that will reduce the price of the exam(s) on the registration form to the appropriate amount.

What happens if I change my mind about taking an AP test after I register?

Unfortunately, once the tests have been ordered, changes can not be made.  No refunds are issued. Notify the school counseling office as soon as possible and we may be able to get another student to take your place.

What if I have two AP and/or IB exams scheduled for the same date and time?

Students who anticipate a conflict with another AP exam offered at the same date and time OR with an IB exam, should continue their registration. At the registration point it is subject specific information, not date information that is being gathered. APTS will run a report for your school to indicate conflicts and you will be contacted via email regarding your alternate AP exam date assignment when approved.

How do I prepare for an AP exam?

See the AP website for previous test questions, study tips and more: AP Exam Prep

Are the AP tests given at West High School?

Exam Locations will be announced closer to the exam date, but they may be off campus. It is therefore necessary that West HS must receive a completed field trip form and Medical release for all students registering for AP Exams. Please download the form, complete it and return it to the WHS counseling office by April 11.. 

Click here to download the Off Campus Permission/Medical Release Form and submit it by April 11, 2019 to the WHS Counseling Office. 

What happens if I do not show up to take my exam on the day of the test?

Certain circumstances allow for a student to take the exam on the late test day.  However, most students that fail to show up but still want to take an exam on the late test day will be responsible for the $15 unused test fee, purchasing an additional test at $94, a late fee of $45 and covering the cost of a proctor.

How do I receive my scores?

During AP pre-administration sessions in April, you will receive an AP number and information on how to create a College Board account.  Scores are usually available in July.

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