AP Testing Information

AP Test Opt-Out Process

AP Test Opt-Out forms will be distributed by AP teachers during the first week of October. Students will only receive one opt-out form for all of their AP classes this year. If students do not receive an opt-out form from one of their AP teachers by October 8th, then they should talk to AP Testing Coordinators, Mrs. Thompson (2nd floor subschool) or Mrs. Koo (3rd floor subschool). Students should check the box next to any exam they do not want to take this year. Students and parents must sign the opt-out form and return it to Centreville HS Student Services by October 22nd. If you do not opt-out by the October 22nd deadline, you will be billed for any exams beyond the six FCPS-funded tests via MySchoolBucks in December.   

AP Test Opt-Out Timeline and Fees 2021-22

As part of the FCPS FY 2022 Approved Budget, FCPS is continuing to assess Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test fees. As in previous years, the fees for the first six AP tests taken for courses in which students are enrolled for high school credit will be paid for by FCPS. Students taking AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the test fee(s). 

FCPS encourages all students to take AP tests for courses in which they are enrolled. However, students will have the opportunity to opt-out of the test(s) by filling out an Opt-Out form to be provided by the school. To assist in the decision-making process, students will be provided a report with their previous tests and current AP course enrollment. AP students must make Opt-Out decisions and return the form to Student Services by Friday, October 22, 2021. Parents will be billed a non-refundable test fee of $95.00 in December 2021 for tests that exceed the six FCPS funded tests. For the 2021-2022 school year, there will be NO spring cancellation option for AP/IB exams. AP students who do not complete the Opt-Out form by the October 22nd deadline and cancel an AP exam after that date will be assessed a $40 cancellation fee by the College Board.  AP students who register or opt back in for an AP exam after November 10th will be assessed a $40 late registration fee by the College Board. 

AP Exam Dates 2022- College Board Calendar

2021-22 FCPS AP Exam Registration and Fees

AP students should register for their AP exams online using the College Board MyAP platform.  AP teachers will provide students with an AP course “Join Code” that will allow students to access AP resources and register for the AP exam online. 

Exam Registration Instructions for AP Students:

  1. Ensure you’ve joined your class section online by October 1st.
    • Sign in to MyAP with your College Board account and make sure you’ve joined your class section. If you haven’t, you’ll need to follow the steps to join your section online.  *Note: AP teachers will provide “Join Codes” within the first three weeks of school.
  2. Review your registration details.
    • Once you have joined the class section for each AP course you are taking, you are automatically registered for the corresponding AP exam.  As confirmation of your registration, the date and time of your exam will appear in your class section view in My AP. 
  3. Review the AP exam calendar.
  4. Pay any exam fees that you owe.
    • FCPS pays for the first six AP exams a student takes throughout their high school career.  Each AP exam beyond the first six FCPS-funded exams will incur a non-refundable fee of $95.00 (per exam).  Student AP exam fees will be billed via MySchoolBucks in December.  Fees should be paid within 30 days of receiving the invoice.
    • FCPS AP Exam Fee Information

AP Exam Registration Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. How do I opt-out of an AP exam? 
    • AP Opt-out forms will be distributed to students the first week of October.
      • Students should check the box next to any exam they do not want to take.
      • Students and parents must sign the opt-out form and return it to Centreville HS Student Services by October 22nd.
      • If you do not opt-out by the October 22nd deadline, you will be billed for any exams beyond the six FCPS-funded tests via MySchoolBucks in December.   
  2. What happens if I register for the test, but I don’t sit for the AP exam? 
    • Unlike in 2021, if you do not sit for an AP exam for which you registered, you will be charge a $40 cancellation fee.
  3. Can I take an AP exam if I’m NOT enrolled in the course?
    • Students may request to take one or more AP tests without being enrolled in the corresponding course.  Requests will be granted based on seat availability/testing room capacity for AP courses currently offered at Centreville HS.  For exams with limited seats/capacity, non-enrolled students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Students will be responsible for the test fee(s) and these test(s) will not count towards their six FCPS-funded tests. Please email Mrs. Koo, @email, or Mrs. Thompson, @email, for the electronic form to request to take an AP test for a course you are not enrolled in.  The initial exam order deadline is October 18th, the late-registration exam deadline is March 12th.   “Exam only” join codes will be provided to students upon receiving exam fees.  Please note that students who are self-studying will not have access to the same online materials/resources as those enrolled in the courses. 
  4. For additional information regarding AP exam fees, please the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/testfees-questions.

College Board Testing Accommodations

Students who would like to apply to College Board for testing accommodation must do so before January 18, 2022.  See the links below for the College Board accommodations request calendar and application. Please contact Ms. Pandazides, @email, with accommodation questions.