The What & Why of Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
AP Exams are your opportunity to show what you know and can do. Taken each May by students all over the world, the AP Exam is the final step taken after a year of hard work in an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of the course. Furthermore, a successful score on the AP Exam could earn you college credits, advanced placement in college, and competitive scholarship awards. Taking the Advanced Placement exam is an important part of all AP courses; Kingsway Regional High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes in which they are enrolled.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses, developed by College Board, give students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school—whether they're learning online or in the classroom. And through taking AP Exams, students can earn college credit and placement.
For more information about the benefits of AP Courses, click HERE.
Benefits of Advanced Placement
The latest data on score outcomes indicate all AP students benefit from taking both AP courses and exams. By taking AP Exams, students show they can tackle challenging course content and complete college-level work. While taking the exam is optional, the benefits make it worth a try. Research shows students who take AP courses and exams have better college outcomes than their peers. Even if they don’t earn scores that qualify them for credit or placement, students who achieve AP Exam scores of 2:
- Are still more likely to attend college and graduate on time (than academically similar students who don’t take AP).
- Do significantly better in introductory college classes (compared to academically similar students who don’t take that corresponding AP Exam).
- Often they earn a higher score in the subsequent AP Exams they take.
This article extends these new findings to real-life perspectives from fellow educators on the impact taking an exam had on their students who didn’t score a 3.
AP Exam Information & Registration
The 2024 AP Exam window is May 6 - 12, 2024. To visit the College Board’s AP website and exam schedule by course, click here.
Kingsway's exam registration will begin on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 12:00 AM and end on Thursday, November 5, 2023 at 11:59 PM. The AP exam registration process is two steps, but both can be completed in one sitting when the student and parent/guardian do this together. Both steps must be completed in order to have AP exams ordered:
Begin the process by registering at www.TotalRegistration.net/
AP/311445. Here you will indicate any AP courses you are taking this year and the AP exams you wish to take. Any exam fees will be paid online using a debit or credit card. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been completed while avoiding mailing a payment.Step 2: College Board (Join Course)
Use the join codes provided by your AP teacher (also presented at the completion of step one) to confirm enrollment in the student's AP courses with the College Board system.
This year each AP exam costs $98.00. Kingsway Regional High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact their school counselor.
Important dates for the Registration Process:
- Mon, Oct 2, 2023 at 12:00 AM - Registration Begins
- Sun, Nov 5, 2023 at 11:59 PM - Final Payment
- Mon, Nov 15, 2023 - REFUND POLICY: Date by which a student can receive a Full Refund.
- Mon, Nov 16, 2023 - Late registrations and payments after this date will incur a $40 late fee per exam
- Fri, March 1, 2024 - Registration ends
- Fri, Mar 11, 2024 - Last day to cancel an exam with a cancellation fee of $56.00.
Please contact Mr. Michael Schiff (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions regarding AP Exam registration.