AP Testing Information

Spring 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

AP Testing begins Monday, May 6th. Please see the schedule below for times and locations.  Students should report for morning exams by 7:45am.  Students should report for afternoon exams by 11:45am.  Students taking afternoon exams will not finish testing until 4:30pm – please plan your transportation accommodations accordingly.   

Week 1

Morning 8 a.m.

Afternoon 12 p.m.


May 6

AP US Government and PoliticsAP Chemistry


May 7

AP Human Geography

AP Macroeconomics

AP Seminar

AP Statistics


May 8

AP English Literature and Composition 


AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP Computer Science A


May 9

AP Chinese Language and Culture

AP Environmental Science

AP Psychology



May 10

AP United States HistoryAP Microeconomics 


Week 2

Morning 8 a.m.

Afternoon 12 p.m.


May 13

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

AP Precalculus 



May 14

AP English Language and Composition



AP African American Studies

AP Physics C

AP Physics E&M (2:00 pm)


May 15

AP French Language and Culture

AP World History

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Music Theory


May 16

AP Spanish Language and CultureAP Biology


May 17

AP German Language and Culture

AP Physics 1

AP Latin


AP Testing Early Release & Late Arrival Pre-Arranged Absence

The main testing window for AP exams is below. With parent/guardian permission, McLean HS students are allowed to be released early following an AP exam and arrive late before their scheduled AP exam. All pre-arranged absence notes (no phone calls or handwritten notes please) are due to Ms. Yates in the attendance office by April 25th. Please keep in mind that all classes will continue with instruction during AP testing, and that students are responsible for all assignments from each class. Here are the links to the early release permission sliplate arrival permission slip, and printed out copies will be available in the main office.

College Board Testing Accommodations 23-24

Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2024 to meet the College Board deadline.  See the links below for the College Board accommodations request calendar and application forms.  Please note that testing accommodations listed on IEPs or 504s are not automatically granted by the College Board for AP testing, so families must apply separately to the College Board using the forms below. If a student already has College Board accommodations approved from a previous PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, SAT, or AP test, then no further action is needed. Once instated, accommodations remain in place for all College Board testing.



AP Test Opt-Out Timeline and Fees 2023-24

As part of the FCPS FY 2023 Approved Budget, FCPS is continuing to assess Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test fees. As in previous years, the fees for the first six AP tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS. Students taking AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the test fee(s). 

FCPS encourages all students to take AP tests for courses in which they are enrolled. However, students will have the opportunity to opt-out of the test(s) by filling out an Opt-Out form to be provided by the school. To assist in the decision-making process, students will be provided a report with their previous tests and current AP course enrollment. AP students must make Opt-Out decisions and return the form to Student Services by Tuesday, October 20th. Parents/guardians will be billed a non-refundable test fee of $98.00 in December 2023 for tests that exceed the six FCPS funded tests.  AP students who do not complete the Opt-Out form by the October 20th deadline and cancel an AP exam after that date may be assessed a $40 cancellation fee by the College Board in addition to the $98.00 test fee.  AP students who register or opt back in for an AP exam after November 15th may be assessed a $40 late registration fee by the College Board. The last day to sign up to self-study for an AP exam is March 8th.


2023-24 FCPS AP Exam Registration and Fees

 AP students should register for their AP exams online using the College Board MyAP platform.  AP teachers will provide students with an AP course “Join Code” that will allow students to access AP resources and register for the AP exam online.  The deadline to join AP courses in MyAP and register for exams is October 1st.

Exam Registration Instructions for AP Students:

  1.  Ensure you’ve joined your class section online by October 1st.
    • Sign in to MyAP 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*Note: AP teachers will provide “Join Codes” within the first three weeks of school.
  2. Review your registration details.
    • Once you have joined the class section for each AP course you are taking, you are automatically registered for the corresponding AP exam.  As confirmation of your registration, the date and time of your exam will appear in your class section view in My AP. 
  3. Review the AP exam calendar.
  4. Pay any exam fees that you owe.
    • FCPS pays for the first six AP exams a student takes throughout their high school career.  Each AP exam beyond the first six FCPS-funded exams will incur a non-refundable fee of $98.00 (per exam).  Student AP exam fees will be billed via MySchoolBucks in December.  Fees should be paid within 30 days of receiving the invoice.
    • FCPS AP Exam Fee Information

AP Exam Registration Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I opt-out of an AP exam?  
    • AP Opt-out forms will be distributed to students the first week of October.
      • Students should check the box next to any exam they do not want to take.
      • Students and parents must sign the opt-out form and return it to McLean HS Student Services by October 20th.
      • If you do not opt-out by the October 20th deadline, you will be billed for any exams beyond the 6 FCPS-funded tests via MySchoolBucks in December.   
  2. What happens if I register for the test, but I don’t sit for the AP exam?  
    • If you do not sit for an AP exam for which you registered, you will be charge a $40 cancellation fee, and still must pay the $98 exam fee if it's AP course 7 or above.
  3. Can I take an AP exam if I’m NOT enrolled in the course? 
    • Students may request to take one or more AP tests without being enrolled in the corresponding course.  Requests will be granted based on seat availability/testing room capacity for AP courses currently offered at McLean HS.  For exams with limited seats/capacity, non-enrolled students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Students will be responsible for the test fee(s) and these test(s) will not count towards their six FCPS-funded tests. Please email [email protected] for the electronic form to request to take an  AP test for a course you are not enrolled in.  The initial exam order deadline is October 20th, the late-registration exam deadline is March 15th.   “Exam only” join codes will be provided to students October 31st upon receiving exam fees.  Please note that students who are self-studying will not have access to the same online materials/resources as those enrolled in the courses. 
  4. For additional information regarding AP exam fees, please the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/testfees-questions.


AP Exam Registration for Self-Study Students

Self-studying means that a student plans to take an AP exam for a class they are not currently enrolled in. Each AP exam a student self-studies for will cost $98. 

Please complete the self-study google form, and pay the non-refundable exam fee in MySchoolBucks by October 27th. As you consider self-studying for an exam, please check the AP Exam schedule to ensure that you do not over-schedule yourself. Exams will only be moved to the late testing schedule for extreme circumstances. Any students who join after the November 15th deadline will be required to pay a $40 late registration fee. The last day to sign up for a self-study AP exam is March 8. If you have any additional questions, please contact the McLean Assessment Coach Elly Donlen at [email protected].