This is the time of year to begin thinking about the AP exams in May.
The College Board has published the 2017-2018 AP Bulletin for Students and Parents,
which contains descriptions of the tests, test dates, scoring information, and information about how to prepare for the exams. The back cover has this year’s AP exam schedule for your reference. Please review this document carefully.
The AP exams are rigorous, cumulative exams that require a lot of studying. Please take time to discuss with your student or their AP teacher the seriousness and preparation required for these exams. Students who score high enough on AP exams have the potential to earn college credit based on the policies of the colleges or universities they choose to attend.
Below is important information about the ordering process.
- We will begin the AP exam ordering process at Collegiate Academy in late February. Students will receive order forms in homeroom on or about February 26. Orders will be taken in the guidance office February 27–March 16.
- The cost for each exam is $94 ($142 for Capstone exams).
- Fee waivers will be available for those families with proven financial need as defined by the Federal Poverty Guidelines Income — you can read more details about fee reductions here. Proof or financial need can be a copy of your filed income taxes, verification that you receive cash or food stamp assistance, or proof you receive Medicaid.
- Final costs for the exams for students eligible for a fee waiver will be published as soon as we receive information from both the state and federal level regarding additional fee reductions.
- Please note that while the exam at full price is $94 each, a three-credit, non-dual enrollment college course can range from $1700 to $2000 plus fees at local universities. We encourage you to use the next few weeks to decide which exams to take and to discuss the exams with AP teachers and counselors.