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AP Exams 2018

AP exam scores

College Board begins releasing 2018 AP exam scores on July 5th. For information on how to access your scores, use this link:

AP/IB Exam Times and Locations 2018





Updated: 5.12.2018

Volunteers Needed!!

Volunteers are needed for AP Exams! We are currently looking for adult volunteers to help with check-in, distribution of materials, and being an extra set of eyes to prevent possible cheating. The exams are held from May 7th until May 18th, with 1-2 sessions per day. It also acts as an opportunity to get an inside look at what your student should expect to experience when they take their own AP exam.


If you are interested in signing up to help during one (or more!) exam session, please use this link:


Thank you for your support!!

Day of the Exam

Check-in time for AP exams is 7:30 a.m. for the morning administration and 12pm for the afternoon administration. Students may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended; DO NOT ASK TO LEAVE EARLY if you finish before the end of the exam. If you play a sport or have a job, it is your responsibility to inform your coach or employer of your AP Exam obligation, and arrangements should be made accordingly.



Attendance Information:

Class absences while a student is testing will be cleared automatically. However, if the student will not be attending his/her other classes that day, a parent needs to call the SCHS Attendance Office to clear the absence. 


Get a good night’s rest before your exam, and eat a nutritious breakfast. It is advisable to dress in layers, as the testing room may not always be at your comfort level. 


You are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and SCHS during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP Exam score.  Be sure to review the 2017-18 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents (available in the Guidance Office, classrooms of AP teachers, in the top right corner of this site, and on the College Board website). Although there will be NO REFUNDS available, if you decide not to take an exam, please inform Mrs. Brizeno as soon as possible prior to the test administration.


If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mrs. Brizeno in the SCHS Guidance Office, or at Good luck!!

What to Bring/What Not to Bring

What Students Can Bring

  • Photo ID (school or state-issued ID)
  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets. 
  • Pens with black or dark blue ink only, for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
  • A watch that doesn't have internet access, doesn't beep, and doesn't have an alarm.
  • Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if taking Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics. Review the Calculator Policy page of the College Board website for the specific calculator policy:
  • Snacks and water are allowed, but you need to remove the labels and keep items in clear plastic bags or clear containers. These can only be accessed during the ONLY DURING THE BREAKS (with the exception of pre-approved medical accommodations).
  • A ruler or straightedge if they are taking the AP Physics exam. Protractors are not allowed.
  • Social Security number (for U.S. citizens) for identification purposes (optional).
  • If you are testing at a different school site (ex. for the AP Physics exam), please see Mrs. Brizeno BEFORE your exam. You will need to bring your AP Student Pack and a photo ID.


What Students Cannot Bring

  • CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE TESTING ROOMS. Students need to leave their phones in their cars or lockers.
  • Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, smartwatch or other wearable technology, laptop, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod®, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, or any other electronic or communication devices.
  • Highlighters, books, reference materials, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, No. 3 pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, notes, or colored pencils
  • Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture, on scratch paper provided by the proctor.
  • Clothing with subject-related information.
  • Ear plugs.

***Registration for AP exams begins January 18th***


Date Registration Fee
Jan. 18 - Mar. 5 Regular

$100 per exam

Mar. 6 - April 19 

Late $155 per order (and pre-bubbling session)


Please order your exams early.  This will assist us in preparing for a smooth administration of the AP exams.


Unlike in years past, students are NOT required to attend a pre-administration session (aka "pre-bubbling") if they sign up for the exams on Total Registration by March 5th. We are receiving pre-printed answer sheets for students that order by the regular deadline. 





*** No refunds will be granted for exams that are cancelled after 3/5/17 at 11:59pm ***

How to Register

  • SCHS students pay for all AP exams using the Total Registration website. NO payments will be accepted on campus.
  • If you took an AP exam last year, be sure to use the same email address when accessing the Total Registration site. 
  • Print a copy of your AP exam registration and payment confirmation for your records.
  • Mark your calendar for your AP exam date(s).
  • Pick up a “Bulletin for AP students and Parents Handbook” from one of your AP teachers, or in the upper right corner of this site. This bulletin will answer many of your questions regarding how to prepare for the exams as well as the test administration policies and procedures.


Financial assistance:

  • To see if you might qualify, click here: AP Fee Waiver 2018.doc
  • ​If you need financial assistance you MUST visit the Guidance Office as soon as possible. Please see Mrs. Brizeno no later than February 28th for a forms and approval. Students will also need a copy of their Free/Reduced Lunch confirmation letter (OR tax returns from last year)


IB  Exam or CIF Sport Conflict:

  • IB Students:  It is your responsibility, not the school’s, to figure out if you have a scheduling conflict with IB exams. See Guidance as soon as possible to order an alternate exam.
  • Student Athlete:  It is your responsibility to confirm with your coach if your (only sanctioned) CIF events will conflict with an AP exam.  Once the conflict is confirmed by the coach, an alternate test may be ordered for an extra fee. See Guidance to order.                           


  • If you currently receive testing accomodations or need to apply for approved accomodations through College Board, you need to speak with Mrs. Brizeno in Guidance by February 20th. College Board takes several weeks to complete the approval process. 


2018 AP Exam Schedule

Week 1 Morning (check-in 7:30am) Afternoon (check-in 12pm)
Monday, May 7th Chemistry Psychology
Tuesday, May 8th Spanish Language Art History
Wednesday, May 9th English Literature (12th grade) Japanese
Thursday, May 10th Government Environmental Science
Friday, May 11th US History  
Week 2 Morning (check-in 7:30am) Afternoon (check-in 12pm)
Monday, May 14th Biology  
Tuesday, May 15th Calculus AB & BC Computer Science A
Wednesday, May 16th English Language (11th grade) Macroeconomics 
Thursday, May 17th   Statistics
Friday, May 18th Microeconomics European History


Bulletin for AP Students and Parents

Student/Parent AP Bulletin - Everyone needs to read! Hard copy available from any AP teacher. 

Clearing Absences

Students will no longer be using special forms to get excused from classes on their exam days. The district is going to automatically excuse students from classes held DURING THEIR EXAM. No action is needed by the student/parent/teacher for this.


However, if a student is deciding not to attend classes prior to the exam or after the exam, THEY WILL NEED TO BE CALLED OUT/EXCUSED BY A PARENT, just like any other school day.

Key Dates to Remember

January 18

AP Exam Registration Opens (via Total Registration)

February 20

    Last day to request SSD    accommodations 

February 28

Last day to submit Fee Reduction Eligibility Form

March 5

Payment Window Closes - ends $100/per exam*

March 5

Last Day to Request a Refund**

March 6-April 19

Late Registration w/ $55 fee per exam & pre admin session

May 7 – 11

1st  Week of AP Examinations 

May 14 – 18

2nd Week of AP Examinations 

May 23 – 25

Alternate/Late AP Examinations (pre-approval required)


Please email Stephanie Brizeno at, or visit: 

for additional information.