The 2020 AP Exams will be administered between May 4 - May 15, 2020. The exact date and time of each exam can be found on the AP section of College Board website. Southern Lehigh High School does not register students for exams or take payment. Ordering and payment will be done completely through the online services, Total Registration and through the student’s College Board account.
Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.
This year each AP exam costs $98.00. There is a multi-step process to ordering AP Exams this year.
Step 1: Create a College Board Account
- All students need to have a College Board account in order to register for AP exams.
- Students should go to collegeboard.org and click on the Sign-Up button to create an account.
- This account should be created by the student and utilizes a non-school e-mail address. This account will follow you after your high school career.
- If you already have a College Board account, ensure that you can log-in successfully.
Step 2: Join AP Classes
- College Board requires that each student joins their AP classes on the College Board website at myap.collegeboard.org or by clicking on the AP section when logged into their College Board account.
- All students will join all of their AP Classes using the appropriate Join Codes with their AP Teachers in class.
- This must be completed by October 4th, 2019. Students cannot join their classes without their Join Codes.
Step 3: Pay for the Test
- Once you have decided that you will take the AP Exam, you must register and pay for the exam using Total Registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration.
- In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website by going to the Guidance Tab, Testing, and AP Testing or visit TotalRegistration.net/AP/390830.
- Registration is not complete until students have printed the .pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.
- If you have registered for an AP exam in the past, please use the same account to register for exams this year.
- This must be completed by November 15th, 2019 to avoid a $40 late fee.
Step 4: Indicate Taking the Test in College Board
- Once you have successfully paid for your exam, you must log back into your College Board account and indicate that you are taking the test within each of your AP classes.
- This must be done for each separate exam you chose to take. If you decide that you are not going to take an exam, you must also log in to your College Board account and indicate No to remove your name from the exam list.
- Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 11:59 PM – Students must indicate on College Board that they are taking the test. Students must see the guidance office after this date.
- Sep 30, 2019 - Registration Opens in Total Registration
- Oct 4, 21019 - Create and Sign-in to your College Board Account
- Nov 8, 2019 – Students must indicate in College Board that they are taking the test. Students must see the guidance office after this date to make changes.
- Nov 14, 2019 – Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund in Total Registration.
- Nov 15, 2019 - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $40 late fee per exam.
- Jan 17, 2020 - Registration Ends
Why Should I Take an AP Test?
Stand Out in College Admissions
Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college. Taking AP is a sign that you’re up for the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer.
Earn College Credits
By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform what once seemed unattainable into something within reach. (AP Website, 2017)