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Important Updates

For more information, please see the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1.

Payment is not due to College Board at the time of ordering. Although exam ordering deadlines are now earlier in the school year, the postmark deadline for invoices and payment to College Board remains June 15. Schools continue to determine when and how to collect and track exam payment. As in previous years, students’ checks or money orders should be made payable to the school administering the exam, not to College Board.

For practical guidance from AP coordinators about fee collection, visit Best Practices for Managing Fee Collection.

The cost per AP Exam and the amount of the College Board fee reduction ($32) remain the same, and schools still retain a $9 rebate per exam.

Exam Fees, Rebate, and Fee Reduction

Exam fee for on-time exam orders (November 15, 2019, for full-year and first-semester courses; March 13, 2020, for courses that start after November 15)

  • $94 per exam
  • $124 per exam at schools outside the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada, with the exception of DoDDS schools (Note: Fees may vary for exams at College Board–authorized test centers outside the U.S.)
  • $142 per exam for AP Capstone Exams (AP Seminar and Research)

School rebate

  • $9 per exam

College Board fee reduction for eligible students

  • $32 per exam

This year, the following fees may apply to exams ordered after the November 15 final ordering deadline or exams that are canceled, or not used.

Other Fees

New! Late order fee

Additional fee applied to each exam ordered between November 16, 2019 and March 13, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET.

$40 per exam (in addition to base exam fee).

(Note: This fee won’t apply to exams for courses that start after the November 15 exam ordering deadline—for example, second-semester or spring block courses—and exams for students who transfer to your school.)

New! Unused/canceled exam fee

$40 per exam for:

  • Exams canceled in AP Registration and Ordering after November 15 and by March 13 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Exams that aren’t taken and are indicated as unused in AP Registration and Ordering before your school’s invoice is generated. (Invoices are generated the day after late testing ends.)

The original exam fee is removed from the invoice.

(Note: There are some scenarios for which the unused/canceled exam fee doesn’t apply. See the 2019-20 AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1 for details.)

Late-testing fee

$40 per exam (in addition to base exam fee) as applicable for alternate exams for late testing.

(Note: Most reasons for late testing don’t incur an additional late-testing fee. Review the late-testing policies for details.)

Fee Reduction Resources

For more information about exam fees, please see the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1.