Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Information
Updated: September 13, 2022
We encourage all payments to be made online if at all possible. (There is no fee for online payments). If you need to bring cash or check, please make sure you have EXACT change to pay for your AP exams. We will not be making change.
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If your child is taking a 5th, 6th, 7th exam (those will only be $50 each), the first 4 exams will still be the $100. Please make sure you follow this when paying online.
- $100 AP Test
- $40 Free/Reduced Lunch
- November 1st, 2022-$40 non-refundable deposit
- Final Payment due on February 14, 2023
- $100 AP Test
- $40 Free/Reduced Lunch
- Final Payment due on February 14, 2023
The College Board is the organization that creates and administers the AP exams. (You might recognize their name from the PSAT -- they handle that test, and the SAT, as well!) Our course is designed to help you master “Enter your course name here” at a college level. At the end of the school year, you'll have an opportunity to take a test with College Board to demonstrate your historical knowledge and thinking skills. By scoring well on this exam, you can receive credit for this class with your college or university.
In order to get you set up for the AP exam, there are two websites you need to use. The first, Total Registration, is the site we use to get students registered to take the test. The second, AP Classroom, is the official College Board site for AP students. It's what you'll use to complete some assignments for the course and access your testing info in May. Your AP Classroom login is also what you use to look up your AP exam scores next summer!
We're going to walk you through the process of signing up for both these accounts. Please follow these steps in order. You'll need info from Total Registration to join AP Classroom.
Step 1: Sign Up in TotalRegistration
Click this link to go to TotalRegistration. Read through the directions on the first page, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to start the registration process for your AP test. As you finish each page, hit the Next button to go on.
When you reach the page with the list of exams, click the button next to your teacher & class period. If you're in multiple AP classes, you can sign up for all of them at once here.
When you reach the page shown in this screenshot, pay attention to the following.
- Write down the join codes shown here for each of your classes. You'll need these in the next step.
- Click this Download link under "Print and Save Your Registration Confirmation Documents." Save this confirmation in a safe place on your computer.
- Use this link to the district webstore to pay for your exam. We encourage you to pay online this year to minimize in-person contact. A minimum deposit of $40 per exam is due by November 1st. click here to pay online
Example photo directions below:
There's a question in Total Registration that asks if you're taking the exam or not. We encourage everyone in an AP course to take the AP exam. If you change your mind about taking the exam later, you can log back into Total Registration and change your answer to this question.
Step 2: Find Your College Board Account PART 1
If you took another AP course last year, or you've taken the PSAT or SAT through College Board: Use the login info for your existing account. If you make a second account, your AP scores from last year won't be connected to this year's, and you'll have to call College Board to fix it. If you don't remember, use the "Forgot username or password?" option.
If this is your first AP course: Click "Create Account."
SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE: Please use your personal email account (not your school email) for My AP, and write down your login info in a safe place. You'll need to get back into this account any other year you take an AP class. This account is managed directly by College Board, so the teachers & counselors don't have the ability to help you get back in. If you lose your login info, you'll have to call College Board directly for help (and it's kind of a pain). You will need access to that email for College Board information after you graduate. School email addresses are deactivated after graduation.
Step 2: Join AP Classroom PART 2
Follow the steps in the PDF below. If you have questions or get stuck, email your teacher for help. Use the Join Code you got from your Total Registration signup.
BOTH steps must be done by November 1st.
Costs: There is no cost for enrolling in AP courses.
- The 2023 AP Exams cost $100 or $40 if you qualify for free or reduced lunch.
- You have the option to pay in full or a $40 deposit per exam due by November 1st. If you pay the deposit only, the balance is due by February 14th.
- We encourage all payments to be made online if at all possible here: https://denton.revtrak.net/high-schools-8/lagrone-academy/#/list. There is no fee for online payments
- If you need to bring cash or check, please make sure you have EXACT change to pay for your AP exams. We will not be making change at this time. Cash or check should be given to Mrs. Sides at the Front Desk.
- Exams will only be ordered if both steps are completed, and deposits have been made.
- Please register carefully because NO REFUNDS will be issued.
Please contact Barbara Sides if you have questions about AP Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I get an admission ticket?
Students do not need admission tickets to enter the AP Exam testing facilities. However, each student does need a CURRENT picture ID, such as a school ID or a driver’s license. Without picture ID students will not be allowed to enter the room.
What may I bring with me to the exam room?
Students MUST bring a current picture ID, at least two #2 pencils, pens in blue or black ink, and a calculator if applicable. No cell phones or electronic communication devices are allowed. No iPods or MP3 players are allowed. No highlighters are allowed. Students may NOT bring backpacks, purses, or bags to the testing room. Water is the only liquid which may be brought inside the exam room. Snack items brought to the testing room must be stored in clear plastic bags.
When do I need to report to the testing room?
For morning exams, students need to report to the testing room by 7:30 am. For afternoon exams students need to report to the testing room by 11:45 am. We encourage students to be on time for check-in since there is identification information that must be completed before testing can begin which adds additional time to the testing time. For security reasons, students will not be admitted to the room once the exam materials have been opened. Late arrivals who are not admitted to the room are considered ‘no shows’ and are not eligible for late testing or a refund.
Do I need to excuse my absence from school during the exam?
You will automatically be excused for the class periods that are affected by the testing. You are not excused for the entire day. You are responsible for all school work missed during your absence for AP Exams.
What if I have more than one exam scheduled for the same day and same time? What if I have two exams scheduled on the same day?
College Board makes provisions for students who would like to register to take two exams that are scheduled at the EXACT same time and date. Please email Barbara Sides at email@example.com immediately to get information on late testing locations and information. Unfortunately, you would not be eligible for late testing if you are taking two exams back to back (i.e. one in the morning and one in the afternoon).
What if I decide to not take an exam? Can I get a refund?
If your child has paid for the exam already, there are no refunds. If you haven't paid for the exam yet you can cancel by emailing Barbara Sides at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1st.
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 the time is called and all examinees are excused together. If a student leaves without permission, their exam will be collected and submitted separately to College Board. Their score will be canceled and no refund will be possible. Exams are approximately 4 hours. Please be prepared for the duration of the exam.
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, please email email@example.com.