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AP Testing

2020-2021 AP Students and Parents,

Taking the Advanced Placement exam is an important part of all AP courses.  Holy Spirit High School suggests that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they are enrolled.  Scoring well on an AP exam can earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount of future tuition.  

The College Board has made several changes to the AP program and we want to share the information.   AS AP students and parents, there are several things you need to know, and a couple of things you have to do to be able to take an exam in May.  I encourage you to keep a copy of this message for your reference.  

First, students need to have a College Board Account.   For many of you, you already have this.   Your same College Board account login is used for PSAT, SAT and AP exams.  Please do not create a 2nd account.  If you do, it could prevent all of your SAT or AP scores from being reported correctly.   

The next step is to sign in to using your College Board student account login.  This is the same login you use to access your AP scores, PSAT/NMSQT scores, or register for the SAT.  Click the Join a Course or Exam button.   Before you do this, make sure you have the join code from your teacher.  You’ll need it to join a class section.  Enter the join code your teacher gave you and click Submit.  Next you will simply make sure the information that comes up is for the course you’re taking.  If it is, click Yes. Then you will need to fill out some basic registration information.  

Once registered, you need to decide if you plan to take your AP exam.  Joining the class does not enroll you in the exam. Students must change the exam setting from “Undecided” to “Yes” if they wish to take the AP exam in May.  The final step is paying for the exam.  Each exam costs $94, and a check must be written out to Holy Spirit High School and delivered to the Guidance Office no later than Friday November 6, 2020.  We will then send all exam orders and payments to College Board on November 13th.  This is the deadline, and there are no exceptions.  If you sign up and submit your payment past the November 13th deadline, you will be required to pay a late fee of $40 per exam.  


OCTOBER 15, 2020 AT 4PM