A.P. Test Information

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2024 AP Exam Dates May 6 - 17

Registration information, links, and Frequently Asked Questions are found below.


OPENS on September 6 and CLOSES on November 1

Registration closes on March 1 for one-semester courses taken Semester 2.



  • $98.00/exam

Pay through the OHS pay portal or mail a check (1302 North Street SE, Olympia, WA, 98501) or pay over the phone (360-596-7000).

  • Payment is DUE November 1 for full year courses and March 1 for second-semester courses. A $40 fee is added to exams ordered after November 15 (or March 15 for second-semester classes).
  • Cancelled Test Fee: $60


Register at myap.collegeboard.org
You will need the JOIN CODE for your AP class in order to register for the exam. Get this join code from your AP teacher.
Need a walk-through? Click here.




Managing My AP Student Account

If you need any kind of help (e.g., setting up an AP account, retrieving a lost password, changing personal information), this College Board page will help you!

College Board Account Help


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What score do I need to earn on my AP exam so that I get credit from my college/university?
    Most colleges require a minimum score of 3 in order to earn college credit. (SEE THE END OF THIS DOCUMENT FOR MORE INFORMATION!) 
  2. What resources are available to help pay for exams?
    The WA State Legislature will fully subsidize the cost of 2024 AP exams for those students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. However, parents must fill out the “Low-Income Student Verification Form” (see Links) and submit the form to Ms. Violette by November 1.
  3. What if I don’t qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program but still can’t afford to pay for the exam?
    See Ms. Violette (AP Coordinator) in Room 503 or email her at [email protected]
  4. Can I receive accommodations if I have an IEP or 504 Plan?
    Having an IEP or 504 Plan does not automatically constitute authorization for accommodations. A student must be approved by the College Board’s “Services for Students with Disabilities Office.”
    Students who think they qualify for an accommodation need to see the OHS counseling office.
    The deadline for submitting requests for accommodations is January 18, 2024.
  5. What if I register for an exam and then decide not to take the test?
    Students can freely cancel tests prior to November 8.
    After tests have been ordered, the College Board charges $40.00 for every canceled test. For example, if a students decides not to take the exam that was ordered for them, that student will be charged $40.00.
  6. What if I get sick or have an emergency on testing day?
    If sickness or an emergency make it impossible for a student to test, a late test will be ordered for that student at no additional cost.
  7. What if I can’t take my test on exam day because ___________ (e.g., sports; academic competitions; academic conferences, etc.)?
    The College Board allows students to test late for many reasons, at no additional expense. However, they do charge an additional $40 for unapproved reasons.  Email or talk to Mrs. Violette (Room 503) if you need to order a late test..
  8. When is late testing?
    May 22 – May 24
  9. What are the benefits of taking AP exams?

    Thousands of schools worldwide accept AP exam scores of 3 or higher for credit or advanced placement.

    All Washington State schools are required by law (S.B. 5234) to award credit for AP scores of 3 or better (out of a 5-point scale). These credits may be offered in place of a course (e.g., English 101 requirement is fulfilled by an AP English Language score of 3 or better), or these credits may fulfill elective requirements.

    The College Board offers awards to those students who are successful on multiple exams. (https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/ap-awards/ap-scholar-awards/
    SAVING MONEY on college tuition: $98.00/AP exam v. $1000.00’s/tuition

  10. How many credits do colleges and universities offer for AP scores?https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies