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The registration window for 2018 AP Exams will be February 5 - March 9, 2018.
Details regarding how to register will be posted on this webpage February 1.
Registration will take place using MyPaymentsPlus as in years past.
Exam Schedules and Location for 2018
Regularly scheduled Advanced Placement exams for 2018 begin Monday, May 7 and conclude Friday, May 18. With the exception of AP Chinese and Japanese exams that require the use of a computer lab, all other regularly scheduled AP exams take place at the Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison. Parking is free.
Students who register for the AP Chinese or Japanese language exams will be notified of their exam location by email in early April. Students who register for late exams will be notified of the location of their exams by email.
For students with conflicts during the regularly scheduled exams such as athletic events, DECA or the International Science and Engineering Fair, you may sign up for exams on the late schedule. The College Board charges an additional $30 for late testing when the conflict is due to activities and is not the result of signing up for exams that take place on the same date and time. Late testing is not permitted for other reasons. Any student signing up for a late schedule exam will be required to report the reason for the need to test on the late schedule.
For students who wish to register for 2 exams that take place on the same date and time, you must register for both exams on the regular schedule. You will not be charged the $30 late fee and the AP coordinator will notify you which exam will be held on the late schedule in late March.
Exam Registration for Homeschoolers and Students from Other Districts
Homeschooled students who reside within the boundaries of MMSD and students from other Wisconsin districts that do not offer AP testing, may participate in AP testing through the Madison Metropolitan School District, in most cases. However, they cannot use the electronic payment system as it is restricted to enrolled students only. If you are a homeschooled student or the district you attend does not offer the exam you wish to take, you must contact the Office of Assessment Administration to request a registration form. A copy of the completed form, along with payment, must be mailed to the district office by Friday, March 2nd. To request an out-of-district registration form, please provide the student's name and specify the school district or homeschool status and click the following email link: Homeschooled or Out of District
Did You Know?
Testing accommodations present on an IEP or 504 are not applied to Advanced Placement exams. The College Board requires students seeking testing accommodations for AP exams to apply privately for approval before any accommodations may be granted in May. This year's deadline for application for approved accommodations is February 23, 2018. Families may apply after this date, but there is no guarantee the College Board will review late applications in time for administration in May. Additional information regarding this application process may be found here. Your school has a College Board designated Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinator who can assist in the application process. Please contact your school's AP coordinator if you are unsure who to speak to regarding the process.
AP Cancellation & Waiting List Policy
To receive a $77 refund, cancellations must be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the exam. Students who fail to cancel their exams on time or who no-show exams will not receive a refund. Refunds will be processed the first week of June 2018.
Waiting List details will be posted on this webpage beginning March 19th. Waiting list requests will be reviewed daily beginning April 9, 2018. Students will be contacted via email if a seat becomes available, and must accept within 48 hours. Payment of $110 for each exam must be made to MMSD within 24 hours of accepting the seat.
Important! - A successful exam registration will have resulted in a confirmation number.
Confirmation of registration using MyPaymentsPlus is available in three ways: 1. An email is automatically generated and sent to the email address of the person registering with a summary of the transaction details. 2. You can check the "Payment History" tab in your MyPaymentsPlus, which will show a list of all valid registrations and payments. 3. It will appear on the homepage of MyPaymentsPlus while logged in to your account. If you do not have a confirmation number or do not see record using of the two steps above, the registration process may not have completed properly. These issues must be resolved by March 12th in order for us to order the proper materials.
AP World Language Credits at UW Schools
If you are planning to attend a University of Wisconsin school, please review the school's policy for AP credits before registering for your AP world language exams. In some cases, you can receive retroactive credit for high school coursework without having to take an AP exam.
From the University of Wisconsin's website: "In some schools and colleges it is possible to earn retroactive language credits for prior work completed in a foreign language. Contact the language department to learn more about retroactive credits and to determine which type of credit (AP or retroactive) will best meet your needs." To go to the UW site, click here.
Preadministration Sessions - Attendance is Mandatory
MMSD students who register for AP exams must attend one 30-minute "preadministration" session to complete identifying information that is required by the College Board. Having students complete this information on their answer sheets ahead of time can save up to 30 minutes or more on exam day. Each high school will conduct 2 to 3 preadministration sessions in April. The schedule for preadministration sessions by school are listed below.
Preadministration Sessions by School
Dates and Times for each school will be updated in March 2018.
What Students Should and Should NOT Bring to the Exams
- Bring a photo ID to the exam. You will not be admitted without one.
- Bring pens and pencils.
- Bring a calculator if the exam requires it.
- Do NOT bring cell phones or any electronic communication devices. You will be expected to turn all such devices in before testing begins.
Who is My School's AP Coordinator?
- East High School: Kate Brien, 204-1673
- La Follette High School: Amy Schwab, 204-3663
- Memorial High School: Emily Cochran, 663-5990
- West High School: Jabalja Gussine, 204-4100
Important Information for AP Students, Parents and Teachers
- Exam Cancellation and Waiting List Policy (pdf)
- Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
- What to Bring, What NOT to Bring to Exams (pdf)
College Board Documents and Links
- Estimated Timing by Exam 2017 (pdf) - 2018 version coming soon
- AP Calculator Policy and List of Approved Calculators - Link to listing by course name
- Preparing for AP Exams
- AP Scores