AP test information
Advanced Placement exams are subject-specific tests given each May at the end of college-level courses taught in high school. A student who does well on the tests may receive college credit or advanced placement in college. It is highly recommended that you review your preferred college(s) for their AP credit policy. Penn State AP Credit policy can be reviewed here.
- Sign in (or make an account) at MyAP at College Board. Students will need to add each class using a join code provided by the teacher of their class. (Homeschool students, or SCAHS students planning self-study for an AP exam, should contact Michele Rowland to request a join code for an exam only class section. )
- After entering the join code, students will need to click the yellow “register for exam” button, then click “confirm registration.” This will change their exam registration from “undecided” to “yes.”
- Pay for the selected exam through the SCASD Community Education website. INSTRUCTIONS for Community Ed payment
- $15 drop fee between Oct. 6 - Nov. 8. This fee reflects our cost to process payments through Community Education
- Late test add (between Nov. 15 - March 1): $40. This fee is charged by College Board
- $55 drop fee fee between Nov. 9 - May 1. This fee reflects our cost to process payments through Community Education plus the $40 drop fee charged by College Board
- No refunds for exams dropped after May 1
- August 24 - October 5 Fall Semester test registration/payment
- January 17 - January 31 Spring Semester courses (Gov/Comp Gov/Psych) test registration/payment
- May 3 - May 13 Regular test administration
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I know if the college I am attending will accept AP credit? You can go directly to the college's website.
- If I am taking an AP course must I take the exam? No, you do not need to take the exam.
- May I take an AP exam if I am not enrolled in an AP course? Yes, you may take an exam, for example many students take Advanced World History in 10th grade and then take the AP World History Exam in May. Contact the AP Coordinator to ask for a join code for an exam-only section.
- I need testing accommodations for the AP exams. How do I apply for these? If you have an SSD # you will use that number. If you do not have an SSD # then please talk with your current special education teacher to apply for a number. ACCOMMODATIONS MUST BE IN PLACE BY January 17 to qualify for the May exams. Need more information? click here for testing with accommodations.
- How much do exams cost? AP exams will be $105.00 per exam. Alternate exams may incur a late fee of $40 if reason is not an approved school activity. Registering late for an exam will be assessed a $40 late registration fee from College Board.
- I cannot afford an AP exam; are there scholarships? Students who receive free or reduced lunches qualify for a reduced fee of zero to $25 per exam. Please go to the Counseling Office before registering for AP exams to start the sign-up process.
2022 AP Exam Dates
- Test coordinators will inform students (by email) when and where to report for the exams a week prior to the exams - please check your emails.
- Early testing or testing at times other than those published by the College Board is not permitted under any circumstances. AP Online Registration Directions
- Late exams will be administered for any conflict between AP exam times (conflicts are only for exams offered at the identical time, not exams on the same day). For all other conflicts, we cannot guarantee test administration sessions beyond the regular test dates.
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