Dear Tam Students and Parents:
I hope that all are doing well and having a good start to the school year! If you are currently taking an AP class, it is time to register for the 2023 College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Exam registration is now open and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, October 21, 2022. Registrations made after the deadline will incur a $50 late fee . No exam orders or changes can be made after November 4, 2022. We want every student to be able to take their AP exams! Students with acute financial need can apply for financial aid through the registration site. Financial aid requests must be submitted by October 21st. Please contact your counselor or the Assistant Principal’s Office for more information.
The AP exams provide students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of materials covered in AP classes and, depending upon results and individual university policy, possibly earn college credit. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the catalogs of colleges of interest in order to determine each college’s policy with regard to AP exams. Students enrolled in an Advanced Placement class at Tam High, may take the exam. Students are encouraged to consult with their AP teacher to determine their readiness for the exam. Taking the AP exam is not required.
Registering for your AP exams is a two-step process. Failure to complete both steps will result in you not being able to take the exam. Please read this communication in its entirety and follow the steps closely. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. If you do not intend to take the exam, please go to http://myap.collegeboard.com/and indicate “no” for “order exam” for each AP course. If your AP course is not listed, please speak with your AP teacher to receive a join code for your AP Classroom account or see Ms. Mathews in the Assistant Principals' Office.
1st step: Paying for exam
Go to www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/051975. Login and follow the specific instructions. Registration is not complete until you are directed to the payment confirmation page that is provided at the end. If you have not already joined your AP class on AP classroom, you will receive the join code after payment to use for step 2.
2nd step: College Board Registration (This step may already be completed in your AP Class)
Login to http://myap.collegeboard.com/and enter the “join code” for your courses and select “yes” indicating that you are taking the exam. You may have already joined during your AP class. Here are some helpful hints for setting up your account or verifying the information if you already have an account:
Online Registration begins todays and will end on Friday, October 21st at 11:59pm. This year each AP exam costs $106.00. Any orders received after October 1st will incur a late fee of $50.00. No orders will be accepted after November 4, 2022.
Here are the important dates for the registration process. Please note deadlines for ordering AP Exams are set by the College Board
Students with testing accommodations should confirm they qualify for accommodations with the College Board. Only students who have been pre-approved by the College Board are eligible for extended time and other testing accommodations.
AP exam dates and locations are posted on the Tam High website under the “Academics” section. Additional information on AP policies, procedures, and a description of each of the AP exams is provided at apstudents.collegeboard.org. The 2023 AP Exams will be administered at school over two weeks in May: May 1st – 5th and May 8th –12th. If students and parents are curious to find out which colleges and universities offer credit or placement for AP Scores, please use this tool created by College Board - AP Credit Policy Search.
If you have any conflicts with test schedules, contact the Assistant Principals' Office, 415-380-3514. There are VERY LIMITED circumstances under which the College Board will approve a student for an alternative late testing date. If approved, an additional $50 late testing fee may apply.
Contact the Assistant Principal’s office for any questions regarding Advanced Placement exams, (415) 380-3514 or firstname.lastname@example.org
♦♦♦Joining the College Board AP Classroom does not order the student an AP exam. Total Registration must be used to order and pay for each exam. ♦♦♦
Why Should I Take an AP Test?
Stand Out in College Admissions
Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college. Taking AP is a sign that you’re up for the most rigorous classes your high school has to offer.
Earn College Credits
By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores. These credits can allow students to save college tuition, study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform what once seemed unattainable into something within reach.AP Credit policies vary between and sometimes within institutions. For more information visit and search college's credit policy: www.collegeboard.org/.
What if I need to cancel my exam?
We understand that on rare occasions students must cancel an exam. Here is our refund policy:
- Students who cancel an exam by Fri - Sep 24, 2021 are entitled to a full refund of the exam fee.
- Students who cancel an exam by Fri - Oct 1, 2021 are entitled to a refund of the exam fee minus a cancellation fee of $40.00 (per exam canceled).
- After Fri - Oct 1, 2021 there are no refunds.
- Late fees are nonrefundable.