ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING CHANGES
for the 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
Overview:The 2021 AP exams will cover the full content in each AP course, so students have the opportunity to receive college credit and placement. Given the uncertainties of the 2020-21 school year, some students may feel unsure about taking AP Exams in May. So that students feel comfortable registering by the fall deadline, this year there will be no fees whatsoever if a student decides not to test or to cancel their exams. Every AP student should keep their options open by registering for the exam on time because there will still be a $40 fee for late orders. The College Board will support in-school testing in 2021 because administering exams in schools maximizes access and opportunity. If safety concerns still prohibit any students from testing at a school, the College Board will provide a contingency testing option that contains full course content.
Students: Create a College Board Account: Students will need a College Board account to join their AP class section, receive AP assignments from teachers, get feedback on class progress, and register for AP exams (note: parents should not create an account for the student). If you don’t have a student account go to www.collegeboard.org/register.
Already Have a College Board Account? All College Board programs are connected through one account. If an account was created for AP, PSAT/NMSQT or SAT, you just need your username and password to sign in.
Fall 2020 – AP Registration
- Registration is a two part Process (Students must complete both parts for each AP exam to be registered)
- AP Fall Registration Payment Deadline: November 13th, 2020. It is recommended that students use their Northshore email account (@apps.nsd.org) when registering for both Total Registration and the College Board. Failure to use the same NSD email on both sites may cause a student to get the incorrect AP exam.
- AP exams will cost $104. This must be paid for by November 13th, 2020 to avoid having to pay a late exam order fee ($40).
- Any students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch are eligible for a fee waiver and will not have to pay for an AP exam.
Late Registration fee mandated by College Board:
Students may register for an AP exam after November 13, 2020 (up until March 12th, 2021) but will pay an additional $40 per exam late order fee.