AP Testing: 2023-2024
We are pleased that your student has chosen to take an Advanced Placement (AP) course this year and want to assist you in planning for the AP exam, which will be administered in person, at school, May 6-17, 2024. Students must register for an AP test by Friday, November 3, 2023. This must be done on the College Board’s website at AP Students | College Board. Requests received after that date may result in a $40 late fee, per test. Students who register for a test but do not take it may be charged a $40 unused test fee.
The AP exam administration schedule is included below. If your student attends the Academies of Loudoun and plans to register for an AP exam, please refer to the Academies of Loudoun AP Exam Registration Guidance Document.
This year, College Board is offering an in-school digital AP Exam option in the following subjects:
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP United States History
- AP World History: Modern
- AP Computer Science Principles
The digital exams are full length, proctored exams, administered on the same day/time as corresponding paper exams. Students will have the option to decide which format they would like to take and will need to let their AP teacher know by Friday, November 3. More information about the in-school digital exams can be found on the College Board’s website.
Students must provide their own transportation to school on the day of testing. Morning exams begin at 7:45 AM and afternoon exams begin at 12:00 PM, with exams lasting about 4 hours. Students may not be dismissed from an exam until all students have finished testing, per College Board regulations. Please make every effort to schedule vacations, appointments, or other activities on dates that do not conflict with the test administration dates, as make-up testing is permitted for verified emergencies only.
Loudoun County Public Schools will pay for up to four AP tests, per enrolled student, for the duration of their high school tenure. After those four, students, parents, and/or guardians are responsible for all financial obligations, the exception being students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch. Each exam is $89.00. Students are encouraged to contact their post-secondary institutions of interest to determine whether they accept AP scores for credit or course promotion.
Frequently Asked Questions: AP Testing
When is AP testing?
How do I register for an exam?
Step 1: Get the join code from your AP teacher
Step 2: Join AP Classroom
Step 3: Register for exam in AP Classroom by November 3, 2023
When is the registration deadline?
The LCPS AP registration deadline is November 3, 2023.
How much do exams cost?
Can I cancel my exam registration?
If a student decides to cancel a test after the November 3rd deadline, there will be a $40 cancellation fee.
What if I drop an AP class?
If a student drops an AP Class, it is the student's responsibility to unregister for the AP Exam.
If the class is dropped after the November 3rd deadline, a $40 cancellation fee will apply.
What if I decide not to take my exam?
If a student registers for an exam but does not take it, there is a $4o unused test fee, per test.
Can I change when I take the exam?
Will my test be in a paper/pencil or digital format?
Most AP exams are paper/pencil exams; however, College Board is offering a digital format option in some subjects this year.
I go to the Academies of Loudoun. How do I register for AP exams?
ACL students should register to test at the school where they attend on test day. See Academies AP Registration Guidelines
Will my college accept my AP scores?
College Board maintains a database of colleges that accept AP scores for credit. Students are also encouraged to contact their post-secondary institutions of interest directly.