AP exams are designed to test a student’s knowledge in the specific subject area and NCHS strongly encourages all students currently enrolled in an AP course take the corresponding AP exam. Some universities grant college credit to students who score a 3, 4 or 5 out of 5 on the exams. More universities grant college credit to students who score a 4 or 5 out of 5 on the exams. Students should always confirm AP credit with their school of choice. Additionally, the experience of taking the exam will be beneficial for the college-bound student. Online registration is required.
Students taking first semester only and yearlong AP courses must register by 11:59 pm, November 5, 2021. Between November 6th and March 4th, students can still register for a $40 late fee. Those students taking second semester ONLY AP courses, will register between January 6, 2022 and March 4, 2022.Students begin the registration process online at: NCHS AP Registration*We cannot accept any additional registrations after March 4th due to the ordering process. All payments due: November 5th. Exams ordered and not paid for by this date will be canceled.Complete registration information can also be found here: 2022 AP Exam Information
What are the fees for AP exams?
For 2022, each AP exam will cost $98.00 for NCHS students. If students register during the late registration period (November 6th, 2021 through March 4th. 2022), there will be an additional $40.00 late fee per registration.
Can I cancel my AP registration?Students may cancel their AP exam registration for a FULL refund until November 5th, 2021. A partial refund of $58 will be given for exam cancellations received by March 4th, 2022. After March 4th, no refunds will be given for exam cancellations, however, it is still important for students to notify the Testing Coordinator if they do not intend to take a AP exam.
When can a student qualify for an Alternate AP Exam?Alternate (late) AP exams may be an option for students who have specific (CollegeBoard approved) reasons for an absence (one example is sudden illness). In some cases, there is a $45 additional fee for ordering an alternate AP exam. Please see the Testing Coordinator, for information on Alternate AP Exams.
Test Day InstructionsALL AP exams will be administered on campus. A list of specific testing rooms will be distributed to students and parents in April.
What should I bring on test day?Students need to bring their photo ID, #2 pencils (not mechanical pencils), a black or blue pen, and an eraser. Some AP exams will require a CollegeBoard approved calculator.
Can I bring a snack?Students are encouraged to bring a snack for their break, or a brown-bag lunch, if they are taking more than one exam a day. Snacks/drinks must be in sealed containers and they will need to be left in the back of the testing room during testing. Students can take their snack into the hallway during break time.
Can I bring my cell phone?Students may not have access to cell phones and electronic devices in testing rooms. If a cell phone is brought into the testing rooms, the Proctor will collect the phone before the exam. The phone must remain completely powered off for the duration of the test, including breaks.A student who gains access to their phone, or has a phone that sounds (ring/text/alert), at any time during the exam or break, will be dismissed from the exam and an irregularity report will be submitted to Collegeboard which will result in the score being canceled.
Score Reporting InformationAP scores will be available to students online beginning in early July at apscore.collegeboard.org/scores. Students must sign-up for a College Board account at www.collegeboard.org/apstudents in order to access their scores.For more specific information regarding AP exams, please visit the CollegeBoard website: www.collegeboard.org/student/testing/ap/about.html