New Policies in Advanced Placement (AP) Coming in 2019-20 AP School Year

If you have not heard already, there are going to be some major changes in the College Board’s AP Program Policies beginning next year (2019-20).

What’s Happening (The Three Big Changes)

  • A new system of resources and supports launches in the 2019-20 school year. Teachers and students will have access to new instructional resources that will help students master the content and skills for success in the course and the exams.
  • The registration and ordering of AP Exams will be streamlined and made easier.
  • Students will sign up and pay for AP Exams in the Fall instead of the Spring and this will be done in the new AP Classroom system online.

What do These Changes Mean

  • The AP Exam Fee for 2019-20 is not changing and will still be $94.00 per exam.
  • However, all students in AP classes will have to sign up and pay for their AP Exams by November 15 (Fall registration).
  • You can still sign up and pay for your AP Exams between November 16 and March 13 but you will have to pay a late registration fee of $40.00 in addition to the $94.00 exam fee (Late registration)
  • If you do not take the exam or cancel the exam you ordered, you will have to pay a $40.00 fee (Unused/cancelled exam)

So, What’s New?

  • Order your AP Exams by November 15 and take all your AP exams or there will be a $40.00 fee for late exam registrations and unused or cancelled exams!

Next Steps for Students

  • Students should be currently signing up for their AP classes at school with their Counselors.
  • Students visit apstudent.collegeboard.org to learn more about AP courses and exams.
  • Students who do not already have a College Board account should create one and set their password. Just complete this form https://account.collegeboard.org/iamweb/smartRegister. Make sure you create only one account with the College Board as it is all you need to manage all your College Board activities (including AP, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and BigFuture). Creating multiple accounts could make it difficult to access your information. It is preferred that you use your school email.

For more information, refer to the Handout for Parents and Students below.

College Board Publication: AP STUDENTS Charting a Path to College Credit