Advanced Placement

  • 2022 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

    May 2nd - May 13th, 2022

    The Mounds View School District, along with College Board, is planning for a face-to-face AP exam administration next May 2022.  While we are optimistic this will occur, our primary goal will always be the health and safety of our students and staff as we navigate the circumstances related to COVID-19.  The test administration will be handled according to the school district guidelines, the requirements of the public health officials and the Minnesota Department of Education.  Testing details will be determined throughout the school year and as we get closer to the testing dates in May 2022.

    FALL AP EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Friday, October 1st 2021

    AP students enrolled in full year and first semester AP courses, as well as independent (self study) students, will register and pay for their AP exams in the fall before October 1st, 2021 for AP exams that will be administered in May 2022.

    After the October 1st deadline, students may continue to register for their AP exams until the FINAL registration deadline for ALL students on February 11th, 2022.  However, College Board will charge an additional $40.00 late registration fee for registrations after October 1st (with the exception of AP second semester only courses).

    AP students enrolled in second semester only AP classes that start January 31st will register and pay for their AP second semester only exams during a second registration window beginning January 31st through the February 11th registration deadline.  Parents can pay for the second semester only AP exam at the same time they're paying for other AP exams before the October 1st deadline if they would like to but it is not necessary.  They can also pay for the second semester AP exam in February during the second registration window.  Although, just a reminder, the registration will not be complete until the student also joins their AP course online and this cannot be completed until second semester begins January 31st.

    NEW CHANGE THIS YEAR – College Board will be charging a cancellation fee this year and, as a result, refunds will not be issued for students that cancel or decide not to take an exam after the registration deadline.

    REGISTRATION PROCESS 

    For students planning to take AP exams in May 2022, two important steps need to be completed to register for their AP exam(s):

    Step 1-Join and Enroll in AP Course Online:  Students enrolled in an AP class will sign in to myap.collegeboard.org and perform the required digital activation and enrollment process in class with their teacher.  A join code will be required from the teacher to complete the enrollment.  (Students that are not enrolled in an AP class first semester should email aptesting@moundsviewschools.org for a join code and registration information.)

    AND

    Step 2-Register and Pay for AP Exam(s):  Parent/guardians will register and pay for the AP exam(s) in the new online SmartSchoolK12 payment system. 

    IMPORTANT – students and families enrolled in the Educational Benefits Program (Free and Reduced Lunch) will still need to register and pay for their exam(s) in the SmartSchoolK12 payment system (step 2 above) to complete their registration process.  When registering and paying online in SmartSchoolK12, the amount due will show $0 when checking out.  

    SmartSchoolK12 - REGISTER HERE

    AP Exam Registration and Payment Instructions

    AP SmartSchoolK12 Parent User Account Setup and Registration Instructions

    STUDENTS MUST JOIN AND ENROLL IN THEIR AP COURSE AND REGISTER AND PAY FOR EXAMS ONLINE IN SMARTSCHOOLK12 FOR THE REGISTRATION PROCESS TO BE COMPLETE.

    If registration is completed after the October 1st deadline an additional $40 College Board fee will apply (with the exception of AP second semester only courses).

    If you have questions or need additional support with the AP registration process, contact aptesting@moundsviewschools.org.

    COLLEGE BOARD FEES

    Exam Fee – The cost for each exam is $70.00 before the October 1st registration deadline.  All AP exam registrations or changes after the October 1st deadline (except second semester only courses) will incur an additional $40 College Board late fee and will cost $110 per exam ($70+$40=$110).

    Refunds – College Board will be charging a cancellation fee this year and, as a result, refunds will not be issued for students that cancel or decide not to take an exam after the October 1st registration deadline. 

    Alternate LATE Exam Administration Fees – Students may incur additional College Board fees for exams taken during the late alternate exam administration May 17th - 20th. 

    EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS PROGRAM (Free and Reduced Lunch)

    Students and families who are enrolled in the Federal Educational Benefits program (Free or Reduced Lunch) qualify for FREE AP exams.  Families will still need to register and pay for their exam(s) in the SmartSchoolK12 payment system to complete their registration process.  When registering and paying online in SmartSchoolK12, the amount due will show $0 when checking out.  

    TESTING SITE LOCATIONS

    Irondale High School Students – Most IDHS students will take the AP exams at the Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Drive, Mounds View 55112.

    Mounds View High School Students – Most MVHS students will take the AP exams at North Heights Lutheran Church, 1700 Hwy 96 West, Arden Hills 55112.

    AP Language Exam Testing Sites for ALL students (at both high schools):  The testing site for all AP Language Exams (Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian and Spanish) may be different and will be determined and communicated to registered students closer to the testing dates in May 2022.

    TRANSPORTATION

    Students may provide their own transportation to and from the testing site locations.  Bus transportation will also be available to and from the high school to the students designated testing location.

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    College Board Advanced Placement (AP) website

    2022 AP Exam Schedule

    AP Exam Registration and Payment Newsletter

    AP Exam Registration and Payment Instructions

    AP SmartSchoolK12 Parent User Account Setup and Registration Instructions

    AP Students - Instructions for Joining Your AP Class Section

    2022 AP Exam Alternate LATE Testing Schedule

    AP Daily Videos

    College Board Student Account Help - help for signing in to and signing up for a student College Board account 

    Updating Student College Board Account Instructions

    STUDENT 2021 AP EXAM SCORE RESULTS

    Students can view their AP scores and order additional score reports for colleges, universities, and scholarship programs by logging into their online student College Board account at apscore.org.

    May 2021 exams: Scores for exams taken in Administration 1 and Administration 2 will be available starting Wednesday, July 21, at 6 a.m. CST.

    June 2021 exams: Most scores for exams taken in Administration 3 and Administration 4 will be available by August 16. The College Board will email students when their scores have been added.

    Some scores may take longer for College Board to process due to late testing or other special circumstances.  If students don’t receive their scores by Sept. 1, contact AP Services at 888-225-5427.

    Additional information about AP exam scores can also be found on the College Board website.

    Students will be able to:

    • View, download, and print their scores.
    • Send scores electronically to colleges, universities, and scholarship programs.
      • The deadline for students to designate one free score report recipient in their MyAP account is June 20th. 
        • College Board will charge a fee for students to send score reports to additional colleges. The additional score reports will cost $15 for regular processing and $25 for rush processing.
        • The additional score report fee can be paid by credit card.  To pay by check or money order students can mail a written request to AP Services.
      • Review and track their cumulative score report and the status of all orders, which includes scores from all AP Exams they’ve ever taken, unless they’ve canceled or withheld scores.

    Helpful Tips:

    1. Students will need to use their College Board account in order to access their AP scores online at apscore.org.  Students should sign in with the same account they used to register and enroll in their AP class sections.
    2. If a student has forgotten their username or password, they can select the “Forgot Username” or “Forgot Password” links and an email will be sent with their login information. 
    3. Students should not create a new account if they already have one. Duplicate accounts can cause delays in getting AP scores.
    4. If a student changes their email address, it’s important to update it in their College Board account.

    About Sending AP Scores

    Each year that students take AP exams, they have the opportunity to send one free score report by entering the four-digit code of the college, university or scholarship program on their first or "registration" AP answer sheet. If the student did not indicate a college on their answer sheet, or if they need to send score reports to additional colleges, the student can order additional score reports for a fee by accessing their online account.  The fee for additional score reports is $15 per report.  Additional fees may apply for other score reporting services.  For more information, visit the College Board Score Reporting Services webpage or contact College Board at 888-225-5427.

    If you have questions, contact aptesting@moundsviewschools.org.