Below you will find the current AP related information for the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Advanced Placement Testing, Spring 2021
Updated: November 16, 2020
Late AP Exam Registration is open now through February 26, 2021.
The cost of each AP Exam (now with $40 late-order-fee) is $150 (AP Seminar exam is $182.)
A $80 per exam deposit is now due to initiate the exam order.
Please go to https://aptsusa.com/mmsd/ to register for exams and access full registration instructions. Information is also available on this flier: MMSD Student Instructions 2021 (in English or in Spanish).
At this point in time, the College Board plans to proceed with in-person exams in May. If details change or are updated as the year progresses and we learn more about the current state of the pandemic, updates will be posted to this webpage and communicated with students.
As family financial situations change due to the pandemic, a student’s status regarding Free or Reduced Lunch designation may also change. If you have recently applied for and been granted Free or Reduced Lunch status, you will be eligible to have all of your AP exam fees covered by the District.
To see if you qualify and to start this process, you should begin by reviewing this page.
Questions about the application process itself should be directed to MMSD’s Food & Nutrition at 608- 204-4001.
Applications must be complete and approved prior to registering for AP exams in order for students to have their fees covered. Once the status has been approved, fill out the registration form at https://aptsusa.com/mmsd/, and when prompted use the Fee Reduction code KLW98D. Code usage will be verified and approved by district staff.
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 was January 15, 2021. 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.
East High School: Kate Brien, 204-1673
La Follette High School: Amy Schwab, 204-3663
Memorial High School: Emily Cochran, 663-6064
West High School: Joanna Williams, 204-4100
Students attending Capital High School, Shabazz High School or any other MMSD School, or who are homeschooled should contact the MMSD District AP® Coordinator Sarah Wollner at firstname.lastname@example.org
A full refund of exam fees submitted is possible for exam orders through November 13, 2020 at 11:59pm CST. To cancel your exam order, please email email@example.com and include the student name, name of the school, and the exam order to cancel.
Cancellation requests submitted between November 14, 2020 and through 11:59pm April 30, 2021 will be eligible for a refund of the base exam fees. Cancellation requests submitted after November 14 will not be eligible for a refund of any applicable late registration fees. No refunds will be issued for requests submitted after April 30, 2021 or no shows on exam day.
Credit card fees are non-refundable.
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. To register, follow the same instructions found at https://aptsusa.com/mmsd/, and designate “homeschool/out of district” as your school on the web form.
College and universities AP® Credit Policies can be found on the College Board’s AP® Credit Search site – It is the student’s responsibility to verify that the college they plan to attend will accept AP credit and submit scores to their university/college of choice.
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.
Regularly scheduled Advanced Placement® exams for 2021 begin Monday, May 3 and conclude Friday, May 14. 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.
Free bus transportation will be provided from schools to the Alliant Energy Center (and returning) provided that students sign up prior to testing. Sign up will occur at each high school in the weeks prior to the exams.
More detailed information on locations and schedule of exams will be available on the MMSD Exam Day information page in April.
Students who register for the AP Chinese or Japanese language exams will be notified of their exam location by email in early April.