The College Board administers AP Exams each year in May. The exams typically take 2-3 hours and include two sections: multiple-choice questions and free-response items such as essays, problem solving, document-based questions and verbal responses.
Students have the opportunity to earn college credit based on the scores earned on the AP Exams. Each college and university has its own policies regarding AP credit and placement. The College Board offers information about AP credit at thousands of colleges and universities at https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement/search-policies.
Students who complete AP Exams with GaVS are encouraged to take AP Exams; however, College Board AP Exams are optional for GaVS students. All GaVS students take final exams in AP courses. College Board AP Exams do not affect grades in GaVS courses.
AP Exam Registration for GaVS Students
Public and private school students will take AP exams at their schools. Contact the AP Coordinator to make arrangements. Payment for AP exams will be made to the public or private school.
If you’re homeschooled or you go to a school that doesn’t administer AP Exams, you’ll need to make arrangements to take exams at a local school that does administer the AP exams that are needed. Your first step is to search the AP Course Ledger. The AP Course Ledger is the official, up-to-date, comprehensive list of schools that have passed the AP Course Audit. You can search by country, state/province, or city to find a school where you might be able to test. After finding schools near you that offer the course or courses you want to take exams for, do an internet search for the school’s main phone number. Then call and ask to speak with the school’s AP coordinator to ask if the school is allowing homeschooled students to test there this year. Payment for AP exams will be made to the public or private school. Make arrangements for AP exam registration as early as possible in the school year.
AP Exam Accommodations - Students who need testing accommodations for AP exams may request accommodations from College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities department. General information explaining how accommodations work with AP exams may be found at https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/how-accommodations-work. The process used to request accommodations for College Board exams differs from the process used for school or state exams. An explanation of the process may be viewed at https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/request-accommodations/request.
Accommodations Requests and required documentation must be received by January 18, 2022 for AP exams offered in May 2022.
Please note: As an online provider, GaVS cannot administer the College Board AP Exams. So, students who choose to take the College Board AP Exams in May need to make arrangements with a local school in their area.
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