Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the AP® Program is introducing new resources and processes.
Here’s what you and your student(s) need to know:
AP class and exam registration sign up will take place online through College Board. Please encourage your student to sign up for a College Board account. All College Board programs are connected through one account, so if your student created one for the PSAT/NMSQT® or SAT®, they’re all set. They’ll just need to have their username and password available. Additionally, students will need to know a join code in order to access their AP classes online and to register for the correct exams. Teachers will give out the appropriate join codes needed for registration. See attached worksheet for more information about how to join your AP class section.
Students will be asked to register for AP Exams in the fall of this year. AP Exams will continue to be given in May, see AP Exams schedule.
If you intend to take an AP Exam and you are not registered for a corresponding course, you need to see Ms. King in Guidance ASAP.
Our standard exam fee is the same from last year - $98 per exam. The College Board has added additional fees for late processing, cancelled exams, or unused exams. If you register for AP Exams after November 15th, you will be charged an additional $40 on top of the $98 exam fee. Additionally, if you cancel an exam or do not show up for an exam, you will also be charged an additional $40 per exam.
Belmont High School will collect fees in the Guidance Office from November 4th to November 8th. This will allow us enough time to place our order before College Board’s deadline. We will only be accepting checks, no cash will be accepted. Please print your students name and the tests they are signing up for in the notes portion of the check.
Students will get personalized feedback through new digital tools that provide daily support for every AP classroom. Their teachers will be able to track their performance throughout the year using monthly personal progress checks.
Learn more at parents.collegeboard.org.