Read all sections below carefully. You will be asked to verify as part of the  process that you have understood all the policies and regulations below. Click on “Order AP Exams” when ready to place your order.

Deadline to Register: March 5, 2018

Can I change when I take the exam?
Exam times are set by The College Board. There is a late testing period from May 23rd – May 25th. (Click here for the Schedule). In order to qualify for late testing, a student must have an extenuating circumstance. Some reasons for late testing result in no additional fee, while others result in an additional $45 fee. If you have a conflict with any of the test dates, please contact AP Test Services for approval. Click HERE for the College Board Late Testing Policy.

What are the acceptable reasons for switching an exam to an alternate date? Having two exams at the same exact time, having a medical absence on the day of the regularly scheduled exam, a sibling’s college graduation ceremony requiring absence from school, a major school event that conflicts with an exam.

What are unacceptable reasons for switching an exam to an alternate date? Having to get ready for prom, sports game, would prefer more time to study, have two tests on the same day but not the same time and worries about squeezing in lunch.

How do I register for the 2018 AP Exams?
You must register for each AP exam you intend to take. All AP Exams must be pre-paid and pre-ordered.

Regular registration/ordering deadline: March 5th

Late registration/ordering deadline: March 20st

Is there financial aid available for the 2018 AP exams?
Yes. Students on the federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program qualify for a reduction of AP exam fees. Families who are struggling financially but are not on free and reduced lunch may also receive assistance with exam fees. Holliston is committed to ensuring there are no financial barriers to a student taking an AP exam. Families can contact AP Test Services for more information regarding fee reductions. If a student qualifies for a fee reduction, they will be provided with a code to enter into the registration form. To apply for a fee reduction code, please see Ms. Dominique Ross in the HHS Guidance Department.

Families have one month to register and two and half months to submit payment. This allows families to space out payments as needed.

What if I have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan?
The College Board must approve any changes or modifications to the AP exam administration. Students with a current IEP or 504 plan who wish to receive testing accommodations must contact their special education liaison (IEP) or guidance counselor (504) ASAP. The deadline to submit applications for accommodations is February 23, 2018.

What may I bring with me into the exam room?
Students MUST bring their student ID, number two pencils (mechanical pencils have the ability to tear the answer sheet and are therefore not permitted), erasers, pens with black or blue ink, and a calculator (if needed – calculator must be a College Board approved calculator – click HERE for a list of approved calculators.

What should I not bring into the exam room?
Cell phone, smartwatch, iPad, or any other digital device. If you are found to be in possession of any of these items, even if turned off, you will be dismissed from the exam. If a device is used at any point during testing or the breaks, or is not used but makes sound, the College Board requires that the exam proctor take the device and gain access to it for inspection (this policy is outlined HERE).

Back packs.

Highlighters.

Can I bring a snack and drink?
Yes. They must be in a clear plastic bag. They will be stored in a designated area of the room. Students will not be able to keep their snack/beverage with them at their testing table.

What if I finish the exam early? Can I leave early?
Per College Board’s security regulations for exams, students may not leave the test until time is called and ALL examinees are excused together. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Please notify your team coach, employer, parent, etc. regarding the timing of the exam. Most exams take approximately 4 hours to complete.

This same policy applies to students testing with extended time. Students with extended time do not have to use all the extended time provided to them, but they must use the regular allotted exam time and cannot leave before the standard time has passed.

Where can I go for additional information regarding AP exams?
Please view the College Board Bulletin for Students and Parents (click HERE). Or contact Dominique Ross at rossd@holliston.k12.ma.us.

Technical help or assistance needed with registration, please contact inf@aptestservice.com or call 1-855-663-8348

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