AP Exams at Batavia High School
AT A GLANCE IMPORTANT DATES:
January 15th, 2019- AP Exam Registration Opens
March 6th, 2019- AP exam Registration Closes
March 8th, 2019- All AP Payments Due
March 15th, 2019- Last day to cancel for full refund
April 18th, 2019- Mandatory AP Pre-Administration Session
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 6th- May 17th. Please click the link below or HERE to see the full schedule and check for your test date.
AP Exam registration for 2019 will open on January 15th, 2019 and close March 6, 2019. 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 $97 per exam. Students who choose an exam for which a course is not offered at Batavia High School will be charged $135 per exam. For information on fee waiver costs, please click here.
AP Exam fees will be added to your PowerSchool account within 7 days of your registration. Please pay the fees before March 8th, 2019. Students who cancel an exam after March 16 will only receive a partial refund.
What if I paid for Dual Credit for my AP Course?
Several AP courses at BHS are also offered as Dual Credit. This means that if you pay the fee at the beginning of the course to Waubonsee Community College and you are successful in the course, you will earn college credit that is transferable to many colleges. Many colleges will not also require you to take the AP exam to earn this credit. It is important that you contact your college to determine whether or not they will require the AP exam if you have already earned the college credit for the course. AP courses that are also Dual Credit are: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Psychology.
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 18, 2019 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.
How do I access my AP score?
AP scores are released in July and you will access them on the College Board Website. It is important that you have your AP number available as you will need it to access your score. If you do not already have a College Board Account, you can create one here. We do not have access to your account information; if you are having trouble accessing your scores, please contact College Board.
What is the change for 2019-2020 for AP Exam Registration (next year)?
- Students will need to register and pay for their AP exam in the semester they are in the course. This may mean students will register twice (once in the Fall, once in the Spring)
- Students will register BOTH on the College Board website AND on the BHS website.
- Students who register late (after Nov. 15th in the Fall and after March 12th in the Spring) will need to pay a $40 late fee to College Board.
- Students who cancel exams after the deadline for each semester will pay College Board a cancellation fee of $40 (you will be refunded $57 of your payment).