Where do I get an admission ticket?
Students do not need an admission ticket for AP exams. Each student MUST have a CURRENT picture id (school ID or driver’s license). Without photo ID, you will not be allowed to test.
How do I qualify for a fee reduction?
Students who believe they may be eligible for a fee reduction must speak with their counselor. Applications for fee reductions may take several days. Approval for fee reductions will be based on criteria established by the College Board, including that students eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch receive a discount from College Board. In past years, the State of NJ has subsidized an additional fee reduction for these students. If that is the case again this year, those students will receive a refund equal to the amount of the state subsidy.
What should I bring to the exam room?
Several # 2 pencils, pens with blue or black ink, calculator (if applicable), erasers, ruler (only if you are taking the AP Physics exam)
What cannot be brought to the exam room?
No cell phones, no smartwatches, electronic devices (other than approved calculators), purses, backpacks, highlighters, books. No food or drink.
How do I know where to report for my exam?
An AP exam testing schedule with assigned rooms will be posted on the guidance bulletin boards – one in the guidance office and one on the hallway bulletin board near the restrooms on the first floor. This will also be emailed to all students registered for AP exams via your Family Connection account.
When do I need to report to the testing room?
Morning exam: Report to your period 1 class for attendance, and then report to the testing room location at 7:45am. Testing will begin at 8:00am.
Afternoon exam: Report to the testing room location at 11:45am. Testing will begin at 12:00pm.
What if I am late?
Students will not be permitted to the testing room late for security reasons. Late arrivals who are not admitted to the testing rooms are considered “no shows” and are not eligible for refunds or make up exams.
How do I know when the exam is?
How do I know how long each exam is?
On average exams last 4 and half hours. Plan accordingly.
What if I have more than one exam scheduled for the same day and same time?
College Board makes provisions for students who wish to register to take two exams that are scheduled at the EXACT same time and date. Please email email@example.com immediately to get information on late testing registration and information.
What if I have two exams scheduled on the same day?
You will take the exams back to back (one in the morning and one in the afternoon)
What if I decide not to take an exam?
All exams orders must be prepaid. If you decide not to take an exam for which you have paid, you must submit in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 28 to your exam’s scheduled date to be eligible for a full refund. Your email must include your name, student ID number, the school you attend, and the title of the exam that you would like to cancel. No refunds will be processed after March 28.
If I cancel an exam, will I get a refund?
If you follow the above procedures and cancel in writing no later than March 28, 2018, you will get a full refund of the exam fees. Students who cancel after March 28 or do not show up on the day of the exam are not eligible for any refund.
What if I finish early? Can I leave early? Can I leave early because I have sports, work, other commitments?
Under no circumstance will a student be permitted to leave an AP exam early. This is per College Board’s security regulations.
What if I get sick and can’t make the exam?
There are provisions for students who become sick or injured during or right before testing. In case of such an emergency, you must notify Ms. Cosmi-Godau by calling the guidance office at 973-697-1701. A doctor’s note may be required.
What happens if I register for the wrong exam?
If a student inadvertently registers for the wrong test, they must contact APTS (email@example.com) no later than April 5, 2017. You must also notify Ms. Cosmi-Godau (firstname.lastname@example.org). The registration fee may be applied to the correct test; however, there will be an additional $15 fee to cover the cost of returning the incorrectly ordered AP exam.
Are there any circumstances that allow for an alternate late testing date?
Per College Board regulations, there are some circumstances that allow for a student to take a late exam on an alternate testing date. Depending on the circumstance, there may be a late testing fee charged.
The following are permissible late testing reasons with no additional fee:
- Conflict with state mandated test
- Emergency: bomb scare or fire alarm
- Emergency: serious injury, illness, or family tragedy
- Religious holiday/observance
- School Closing
- Three or more AP exams on the same day
- Two AP exams on the same day and time
The following are permissible late testing reasons with a $45 late testing fee:
- Athletic contest/event
- Academic contest/event
- Family commitment
- Ordering error
- Other school event
Alternate late exams will be given on May 23-25, 2018 as per College Board. For more information regarding alternate late testing, please refer to your AP student pack or collegeboard.com.
How can I practice for the AP Exams?
Review released free-response questions at www.collegeboard.org/apstudents to get to know the exam. Complete released exams are also available for sale at store.collegeboard.org.