Students enrolled in an AP class this year may take an AP Exam in May 2020 to qualify for college credit. There have been changes to the AP registration process and timeline from prior years.
First, you need to have a College Board Account. For many of you, you already have this. Your same College Board account log in is used for PSAT, SAT and AP, so if you have ever created an account for one of these, you have it done. Please do not create a 2nd account. If you do, it could prevent all of your SAT scores or AP scores from going to the correct college.
You can create an account or verify that you have an account at www.collegeboard.org. Here are some helpful hints for setting up your account or verifying the information if you already have an account:
- Make sure it is the student’s name that is on the account and NOT a parent’s name.
- The student must have their own e-mail address associated with their account. If you forget your log in, College Board will send you an e-mail to reset it, so you have to be able to get the e-mail. This shouldn’t be a parent’s e-mail address. If you already have an account, please check this and change it if necessary.
- If you have problems with your account, please contact College Board.
- Please put your College Board log in somewhere in your phone – in the notes or a photo of the username and password. You will use this multiples times in high school, so you’ll want to remember it.
AP Exam Fees – Each exam is $94. Students can begin purchasing their exams October 1 through October 31 via Total Registration at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/310005. Any student who wishes not to take the exam should inform their teacher.
Late and Cancellation Fees – AP Exams ordered between November 1 and November 14 will pay a $20 late fee per exam in addition to the cost of the exam. For those ordering after November 14, there is a $40 late fee per exam in addition to the regular exam fee until March 6, 2020 when AP exam registration is closed. Should a student not take the exam for any reason after the November 14 or March 6 dates, parents/students are responsible for the $40 unused/cancellation fee for each test.
New Classroom Resources– During the beginning of the school year, students will complete a simple online enrollment process with their teachers that will provide access to new classroom resources including a question bank that teachers can use to create in-class or practice assignments. This will assist both students and teachers in identifying areas of focus for test preparation.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding AP registration.