AP Exams are optional, but strongly encouraged for students enrolled in AP courses. AP exams provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit and/or placement with a qualifying score of 3, 4, or 5. These exams are offered in May at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during the school day.
AP Exam Registration
- Students register for AP exams in September for exams in May.
- Early commitment to AP exams has increased student scores on exams.
- Deadline for AP Exam Registration: September 30, 2020. Exams can be ordered after this deadline but incur a $40 late fee per exam.
Instructions to Register & Pay for AP Exams:
- Verify with your student that he/she has a College Board account!
- Students must create a College Board account in order to take AP exams. Students only need to create one College Board account. Students can sign up for a College Board account here.
- Go to https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/55826
- Click “Pay for Optional Fees”
- Log in or Click “Continue as Guest”
- Enter your last name
- Enter the 9-digit Student # (This number can be found in Skyward under Student Information “Other ID”)
- Click the green “Continue On To Optional Fees” button
- Click the blue arrow next to your name
- Select the exam(s) you want to take (NOTE: If you are experiencing financial hardship or have a demonstrated need, you may select the reduced fee option…documentation will be required)
- Enter Student Name
- Click “Add to Cart”—You can select multiple exams and pay in one transaction
- Finish the process to pay for the exam.
Exam Fees & Payment Information
- Exam fees are the responsibility of the student/guardian
- Standard Exam Fee: $95 per exam
- Reduced Exam Fee: $53 per exam
- Late Exam Fee: $40 per exam
Reduced Exam Fee Qualification
Students are eligible for the reduced fee exam if they meet any of the following criteria:
- The student is enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g., Federal TRIO programs such as Upward Bound)
- Enrolled in a federally funded Head Start Program
- The student’s family receives public assistance
- The student lives in federally subsidized public housing or a foster home or is homeless
- The student is a ward of the state or an orphan
- Their family’s annual income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service
- In households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or in some states, Medicaid benefits
2021 AP Exam Schedule
|Date||8 am||12 pm||2 pm|
|Monday, May 3||US Government||Physics C: Mechanics||Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism|
|Tuesday May 4||Calculus AB
|Wednesday, May 5||English Literature||Physics 1|
|Thursday, May 6||US History|
|Friday, May 7||Chemistry||Physics 2|
|Monday, May 10|
|Tuesday, May 11||Psychology|
|Wednesday, May 12||English Language|
|Thursday, May 13||Statistics|
|Friday, May 14||Biology|
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Accommodations are available for eligible students meeting one of the following:
- The student has a documented disability
- Participation in an exam is impacted (such as functional limitations related to reading, writing, or sitting for extended periods of time)
- Other—such as a short-term disability or other extenuating circumstances
- For additional information regarding accommodations for students with disabilities, click here.