Register for AP Exams

Starting in school year 2019-20, you’ll need to join your class section online in order to register for the exam. Your school’s AP coordinator will order your exam materials and collect all fees. The deadline to register for exams is in the fall, but specific deadlines may vary by school—be sure to check with your teacher or AP coordinator.

Instructions

Ensure you’ve joined your class section online.

Sign in to My AP with your College Board account and make sure you’ve joined your class section. If you haven’t, you’ll need to follow the steps to join your section online.

Check the date of the exam.

AP Exams are administered every year over two weeks in May. Late testing may be available under certain circumstances.

Confirm your exam registration.

If your school requires you to indicate your exam registration, you'll see a Register button in your class section view in My AP after you join your class sections. Clicking this button will let your coordinator know that you plan to take the exam, and they will order it for you. If you don’t see that button, it means that your school is automatically ordering you an exam. 

If you’d like to register for an exam after November, your order may be subject to a late fee. You’ll need to ask your AP coordinator to update your registration. If your class doesn’t start until the spring or you’ve transferred to a new school after the exam ordering deadline, don’t worry—your coordinator will be able to order your exam, and you won’t be charged a late order fee.

Pay any exam fees that you owe.

Your coordinator will order your exam materials and collect any fees due from you. Talk to your coordinator about the details.

Review your registration details.

Once you have selected to register, the date and time of your exam will appear in your class section view in My AP. The morning exam administration begins between 8 and 9 a.m. local time and the afternoon exam administration between 12 and 1 p.m. local time. The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam administration begins between 2 and 3 p.m. local time.

Note: Schools in Alaska begin the morning exam administration between 7 and 8 a.m. local time and the afternoon exam administration between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. local time. The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam in Alaska begins between 1 and 2 p.m. local time. These times will not be reflected in My AP.

Your AP coordinator will notify you when and where to report for the exams.

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