AP Exams at Batavia High School
AT A GLANCE IMPORTANT DATES:
January 15th, 2018- AP Exam Registration Opens
March 7th, 2018- AP exam Registration Closes
March 16th, 2018- Last day to cancel for full refund
April 12th, 2018- Mandatory AP Pre-Administration Session
May 7th-18th- AP Exams
What is AP?
AP is a program offered through College Board. Students take college-level course-work to prepare and possibly earn college credit via an exam that is taken in May.
How do students earn college credit?
College credit can be given to students who earn certain scores on the AP Exams. AP Exams earn a score of 1-5 and generally students need a 3, 4 or 5 to earn credit for the corresponding college course. Each college determines which scores they will accept, and for which course they will give the student credit for. Research or contact your colleges to determine which tests they will accept, which score that you need, and what course they will give you credit for. If you are not certain which college you will attend, you can contact some area colleges to get an idea of how colleges use your AP credits. Use this handy sheet to see some of our top schools
When are AP exams?
AP exams are the May 7th- May 18th. Please click the link below or HERE to see the full schedule and check for your test date.
AP Exam registration for 2018 will open on January 15th, 2018 and close March 7, 2018. As a reminder, students must access the form while signed into their BPS101.net account. Parents will not be able to access the form. Students will need to click on “EdPuzzle” below to watch the informational video before registering for exams.
Please note that due to space and staff restrictions, we are unable to offer AP tests to students who do not reside within our district. Home-schooled or students enrolled in a private school who live within the district and wish to take an AP test, need to check with an AP coordinator before registering for an AP test.
How much do AP exams cost and how do I pay for them?
The fee for testing is $96 per exam. Students who choose an exam for which a course is not offered at Batavia High School will be charged $135 per exam.
AP Exam fees will be added to your PowerSchool account within 7 days of your registration. Please pay the fees before March 9th, 2018. Students who cancel an exam after March 16 will only receive a partial refund.
What should I do if I have approved testing accommodations at Batavia High School?
If you (or your child) is currently receiving testing accommodations (with a 504 plan or IEP), and will need these accommodations on an AP exam, you must complete the Parent Consent Form.
Important: Students who have approved accommodations for SAT or a previous AP exam will not need to reapply for this AP exam. Only students who have not taken an AP exam or who are not taking the SAT this year as a junior need to apply for accommodations.
For more information about the accommodations process click here.
Before testing, all students need to complete required paperwork for the College Board AP program during a pre-administration session. Students will fill out demographic information on their answer document during this session as well as receive their AP number and important testing day details. AP Pre-Administration is April 12, 2018 starting at 7:15 am in the Batavia Fine Arts Center. Students will need to bring a pencil, their student ID and something to write on. Students must attend pre-administration in order to take AP exams.
What can I bring to the testing room?
Your student ID is required for entry. You should also bring pencils, blue or black pens and an approved calculator. Plan on leaving your cell phone and Chromebook in your locker during testing. College Board policy strictly prohibits electronic devices in the testing room. Students with an electronic device, including cell phones, will NOT be allowed to take the test and will NOT be refunded their fees. BHS staff cannot hold cell phones or other devices for students. Students are also not allowed to bring bags, backpacks, or purses to the exam rooms.
What should I do if I am having trouble accessing the AP Exam registration form?
Only students can access the AP exam registration form. Please make sure you are signed into your BPS101.net account and ONLY that account. On occasion if you are also logged into another gmail account on Chrome, the form will try to open with that account. You can tell if you are logged into another account by opening your email, and clicking on your picture in the right corner. If there is another account listed, you must hit “Sign Out” and then log back in to your bps101.net only. Then it should work. If you are still having trouble, please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Stern.
What should I do I decide not to take the exam?
Please contact Mrs. Stern immediately.
Where is my AP exam?
Please visit this document for AP exam dates, reporting times and locations.