AP Testing Information

College Board Testing Accommodations

Students who would like to apply to the College Board for testing accommodations must submit application forms to the school before January 4, 2022 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 2021-22

As part of the FCPS FY 2022 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 Monday, October 18, 2021. Parents will be billed a non-refundable test fee of $95.00 in December 2021 for tests that exceed the six FCPS funded tests. For the 2021-2022 school year, there will be no spring cancellation option for AP/IB exams. AP students who do not complete the Opt-Out form by the October 18th deadline and cancel an AP exam after that date will be assessed a $40 cancellation fee by the College Board.  AP students who register or opt back in for an AP exam after November 10th will be assessed a $40 late registration fee by the College Board. 

AP Exam Dates 2022- College Board Calendar

 

2021-22 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 18th.

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 $95.00 (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 18th.
      • If you do not opt-out by the October 18th 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? 
    • Unlike in 2021, this year, if you do not sit for an AP exam for which you registered, you will be charge a $40 cancellation fee.
  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 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 18th, the late-registration exam deadline is March 12th.   “Exam only” join codes will be provided to students 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.