Students taking AP Courses are required to join their AP classes on the College Board website. Teachers use these online resources for some of their class assignments. In order to join their class, they must obtain a Join Code from their teachers.
Prior to Joining Your Class: Create a College Board Account
- All students need to have a College Board account in order to register for AP classes and 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.
- DO NOT create multiple College Board accounts. If you need help accessing your account please visit their Account Help Page.
Join AP Classes in College Board
- Log into your College Board account and go to AP Student.
- Students should click on the yellow “Join a Course or Exam” button and enter the unique Join Code provided to them by their teacher. Follow the steps to complete registration.
- IMPORTANT: The information entered here will be entered onto answer sheets for any AP exams taken. Make sure the information is entered accurately.
- Students cannot join their classes without their Join Codes. This should be completed for all AP courses by October 1st, 2021.
The 2022 AP Exams will be administered between May 2 - May 15, 2022. All exams will be in the traditional paper and pencil format. The exact date and time of each exam can be found on the AP section of College Board website (or below). 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.
This year each AP exam costs $99.00.
Sign up for AP Classes in Total Registration and Pay for Exams
- Total Registration will open on September 7th, 2021.
- Begin the process by registering at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/390830. If you have registered for an AP exam in the past, please use the same account to register this year.
- Any exam fees will be paid online so be sure to have a debit card or credit card available before beginning registration.
- Registration is not complete until students have reached the confirmation page.
- Payment must be completed by November 14th, 2021 to avoid a $40 non-refundable late fee.
- If a student requests a fee waiver, they will not be able to pay until it's approved by the office first.
Register for the Test in College Board
- Exams are defaulted to "Undecided" when you join a class.
- Once you have successfully paid for your exams and have joined the class, you must indicate you are taking the exam. This is how an exam will get ordered for you. This needs to be completed for each individual class.
- If you decide that you are not going to take an exam, you must indicate this to remove your name from the exam list.
- Students must indicate in College Board that they are taking the test by Monday November 8, 2021. Students must see the counseling office after this date to have it manually changed.
- Sept 7, 2021 - Registration Opens in Total Registration
- Oct 1, 2021 - Create and Sign-in to your College Board Account. Join all of your AP courses.
- Nov 8, 2021 – Students must indicate in College Board that they are/are not taking the exam. Students must see the counseling office after this date to make changes.
- Nov 14, 2021 - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $40, non-refundable late fee per exam.
- March 10, 2022 - Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund (with the exception of any late fees which are non-refundable)
- March 14, 2022 - Registration Ends. Last day to make payments. Any exams not paid by this date will be cancelled and not ordered.
Why Should I Take an AP Exam?
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.
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)