Advanced Placement

  • 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

    May 3rd - May 14th, 2021

    The Mounds View School District, along with College Board, is planning for a face-to-face AP exam administration next May 2021.  While we are optimistic this will occur, our primary goal will be the health and safety of our students and staff as we navigate the extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19.  The test administration will be handled according to the requirements of the public health officials and the Minnesota Department of Education and the details will be determined throughout the school year and as we get closer to the testing dates in May.

    FALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Friday, October 2nd 2020

    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 2nd, 2020 for AP exams that will be administered in May 2021.

    Understanding the uncertainty this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, College Board has waived their regular exam cancellation fee for 2020-21 only.  If students register by October 2nd and need to change their decision after they register, they will be able to do so without financial impact and the Mounds View School District will issue a full refund.  We highly encourage all full year, first semester and independent study AP students to take advantage of this revised refund policy this year and register before October 2nd.

    After the October 2nd deadline, students may continue to register for their AP exams until the FINAL registration deadline for ALL students on February 19th, 2021.  However, College Board will charge an additional $40.00 non-refundable late registration fee for registrations after October 2nd and only a partial refund can be issued for students that need to cancel these late registrations.  (with the exception of AP second semester only courses).

    AP Second Semester Only Classes - Students in second semester only AP classes that start in February 2021 will register and pay for their AP second semester only exams during a second registration window February 1st through the February 19th 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 2nd 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 can not be completed until second semester begins in February.    

    REGISTRATION PROCESS 

    For students planning to take AP exams in May 2021, 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 new 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. 

    SmartSchoolK12 - REGISTER HERE

    AP Exam Registration and Payment 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 2nd deadline an additional $40 College Board fee will apply (with the exception of AP second semester only courses).

    Families with students enrolled in AP courses can expect to receive a mailing with registration information the beginning of September.

    COLLEGE BOARD FEES

    Exam Fee – The cost for each exam is $62.00 before the October 2nd registration deadline.  All AP exam registrations or changes after the October 2nd deadline (except second semester only courses) will incur an additional $40 College Board late fee and will cost $102 per exam ($62+$40=$102).

    Refunds - Understanding the uncertainty this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, College Board has waived their exam cancellation fee for 2020-21 only.  We highly encourage all full year, first semester and independent study AP students to take advantage of this revised refund policy this year and register before October 2nd.  For students that register before October 2nd and need to change their decision and cancel after they registered, a FULL refund will be issued.  Students that register after October 2nd will pay an additional non-refundable College Board $40 late fee and will only receive a partial refund if they need to cancel (with the exception of AP second semester only courses).  

    Alternate LATE Exam Administration Fees – Students may incur additional College Board fees for exams taken during the late alternate exam administration May 18th - 20th. 

    TESTING SITE LOCATIONS

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

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

    NOTE: The AP Chinese Language exam testing site will be at Mounds View High School, 1900 Lake Valentine Rd, Arden Hills 55112. (for both MVHS and IDHS students)

    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.

    AP EXAM RESOURCES AND TESTING INFORMATION 

    Email all questions and inquiries to aptesting@moundsviewschools.org

    STUDENT 2020 AP EXAM SCORE RESULTS

    Beginning July 15th 2020 at 7:00am, students can view their AP scores and order additional score reports for colleges, universities, and scholarship programs online at apscore.org.

    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.

    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 has been extended to June 30th. 
        • 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.