• AP Exams

  • While AHS does not offer AP courses, we do make AP exams available to our learners who have prepared to take one or more AP exams.  Below is basic information regarding AP exams.  If you have questions regarding AP exams, please contact your learner’s counselor.



  • AP Test Dates

    AP Exams begin Monday, May 3, 2021 and go through Friday, May 14th. You can find the exam schedule here.

  • What are AP exams?

    AP (Advanced Placement) exams are offered through Collegeboard to high school students. Typically, but not always, these students are enrolled in AP courses as part of their high school programming. For a listing of AP exams, visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse

    We are unable to offer Computer Science Principles and Studio Arts AP exams. 

  • Why do learners take AP exams?

    Most learners take AP exams with the goal being college credit. Universities offer college credit for courses if a certain score is earned on an AP exam. The exams are scored 1-5. A university may offer credit for a 3, but may require a score of 5 to earn credit. This varies from university to university and from exam to exam. It is the learner’s responsibility to check with their potential university to see what it’s requirements are and how the university recognizes credit earned through an AP exam. Taking an AP exam in no way ensures that a learner will earn college credit nor does it ensure that a learner will not need to take a course while enrolled at a university.

  • Should a learner take an AP exam?

    This is definitely a personal decision. Learners who are successful on AP exams have spent much time preparing for the exam throughout the year.

  • How much does an AP exam cost?

    Each year the price of an AP exam changes but is usually about $95.00. Collegeboard and state subsidies determine the price each year. This is a non-refundable fee.

    Students that are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program qualify for a reduced fee.

    For 2021, an AP exam costs $95.00.  

    All learners will pay for their AP exam through Rycor, which will add a convenience fee.

    Payment through Rycor using an electronic check has a $.50 convenience fee.

  • How does a learner prepare for an AP exam?

    Learners are expected to prepare for their selected AP exam/s on their own. There are online resources available to assist in that preparation as well as resources at the Collegeboard website.

  • How does a learner pay for an AP exam?

    Learners may register for an AP exam through Rycor.  If payment for an exam is not received by the stated due date, October 23, an exam will not be ordered for the learner. A learner is registered to take an AP exam when payment has been received. An AP Class Code will be given to the registered learner by November 13th.

    Information and access to Rycor can be found here.

  • When are AP exams administered?

    Collegeboard determines when AP exams are given and these dates are national testing dates. They are typically given the first two weeks in May. The calendar is available here.

  • How does an AP exam affect a learner's transcript?

    An AP exam score does not show on a learner’s high school transcript. The only record of an AP exam score lies with Collegeboard and the learner. The exam grade does not affect the high school GPA either. How a university credits the AP exam score varies from university to university. The learner must send their AP exam score to their university.



  • ACT Registration


    2019-2020 Test Dates (National)
    Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
    September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019
    October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 September 21-October 4, 2019
    December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019
    February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020
    April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 February 29-March 13, 2020
    June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
    July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020


    SAT Registration


    2019-20 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
    SAT Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes
    August 24, 2019

    July 26, 2019

    August 6, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

    August 13, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    August 13, 2019
    October 5, 2019

    September 6, 2019

    September 17, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

    September 24, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    September 24, 2019
    November 2, 2019

    October 3, 2019

    October 15, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

    October 22, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    October 22, 2019
    December 7, 2019

    November 8, 2019

    November 19, 2019 (for mailed registrations)

    November 26, 2019 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    November 26, 2019
    March 14, 2020

    February 14, 2020

    February 25, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

    March 3, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    March 3, 2020
    May 2, 2020

    April 3, 2020

    April 14, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

    April 21, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    April 21, 2020
    June 6, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 19, 2020 (for mailed registrations)

    May 27, 2020 (for registrations made online or by phone)

    May 27, 2020



    ACT/SAT Fee Waivers



    • Up to two SAT exams, with or without writing
    • Two SAT Subject Tests
    • Four free score reports to colleges and universities
    • Four college application fee waivers
    • Up to eight CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE fee waivers to use to apply to colleges and universities


    • Up to two ACT exams, with or without writing
    • Four free score reports to colleges and universities