2019-20 AP Exam Registration & Fees

  • AP Exam Registration
    Deadline - October 4th
    Beginning this year, students register for AP Exams through their College Board student account.
    Click here for Exam Registration Information

    AP Exam Fees
    Amount Charged to Student Fee Accounts: $60 per exam*

    This year, the following fees may apply:
    New - Late order fee: $40 per exam
    New - Unused/canceled exam fee: $40 per exam
    Late-testing fee: $40 per exam (Note: Most reasons for late testing don't incur an additional late-testing fee. Review the AP Students Late Teststing for details.)

    *At West Linn High School, we encourage 100% participation of students in AP Courses taking AP Exams. If you have significant financial need, you may be eligible for a fee reducation per AP Exam. Please check with your School Counselor or Paul Hanson, AP Administrator to find out what support may be available to you.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

  • Advanced Placement courses are an excellent opportunity for any student to take college level courses in high school. You'll get to dig deeper into subjects you love while building the skills and confidence you need to succeed in college. We encourage all students to consider taking an Advanced Placement course during their time at West Linn High School.

    West Linn High School offers AP courses in 25 subjects, each of which culminates in an exam in May. Most U.S. colleges and many international ones have an AP Credit Policy that allows students who have taken AP courses or exams to earn college credit, placement, or both. Regardless of your AP Exam score, taking AP courses can have a positive impact on your college applications. Admissions officers know college faculty play a big role in developing AP courses, so they know students who took AP pushed themselves to take challenging, college-level courses.

    It is the philosophy of West Linn High School that no student be denied the opportunity to participate in any AP Course or Exam because of financial hardship. West Linn High School will provide the necessary materials to any student who indicates a financial need.

AP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What are the benefits of taking an AP course?

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    AP courses are a full-year class that cover the material of an introductory college course.   They provide an opportunity for understanding concepts in greater depth and detail. The courses also prepare students for college academics and may lead to college credit, advanced placement or both. Explore specific colleges’ guidelines on accepting AP scores for credit and placement by searching AP Credit Policy Database.

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  • How many AP classes can I forecast for?

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    We recommend no more than two to three AP courses per year for most students. When deciding how many AP classes a student can comfortably handle, keep in mind commitments to co-curricular activities, athletics, and/or work, along with the time commitment associated with each AP Course.

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  • Are AP courses weighted?

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    Yes, AP course grades are “weighted” on a 5-point scale rather than the standard 4-point scale. The additional point will be added to the cumulative GPA points.

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  • What is the AP course workload?

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    AP courses give students access to rigorous college-level work. AP students build confidence and learn the essential time management and study skills needed for college and career success. Students need to carefully consider their entire schedule, co-curricular activities, athletics, and outside of school commitments when considering enrolling in AP courses.

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  • If I take an AP class, do I have to take the exam?

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    Yes, participation in the AP Exam administration in May is required as part of the AP designation at West Linn High School. Scores earned on an AP exam are not included as part of the final grade in the AP course, although the exam is a requirement for the AP weighted grade and designation on your transcript. Students are responsible to pay the $94.00 AP exam fee and it is charged to the student’s account for each class with the exception of Economics. A fee of $188.00 is assessed for two exams, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

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  • When are the AP exams?

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    An exam schedule is provided by the College Board with different exams given during morning and afternoon sessions over a two-week period in May. Here is the link to the AP Calendar.

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  • How do I register for the exam?

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    Students will regiser for AP Exams in the fall online through their College Board account. 

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  • How do I pay for the exam?

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    Students will be charged a fee of $94.00 for each exam. The exception to this is Economics. A fee of $188.00 will be assessed for two exams, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Fee waivers are available upon request, see WLHS AP Coordinator for more information.

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  • Can I take an AP exam if I’m not enrolled in the class?

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    Yes, AP exams may be taken without taking the course. If a student plans on taking an AP exam for a course they are not enrolled in at West Linn High School, email WLHS AP Coordinator before October 4th.

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  • Can I take the AP exam for courses not offered at WLHS?

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    Yes, exams may be taken without taking the course. Contact the AP Coordinator, before October 4th.

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  • How long are the AP exams?

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    The total time for administration of the exams varies from 3 to 4.5 hours. The student arrival time for the morning exams is 7:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. for afternoon exams. Students may not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended. Afternoon exams end between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. If a student plays a sport or has a job, it is their responsibility to inform their coach or employer of the AP obligation and arrangements should be made accordingly.

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  • Where can I find out more about specific AP courses and tests?

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    Read the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents given to students in their AP class, visit the College Board Website, and/or contact your counselor.

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