Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Advanced Placement is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students.

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Advanced Placement is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. Colleges and universities may grant advanced placement and course credit to students who obtain higher scores (3, 4 or 5) on the examinations. AP exams are given each year in May.  You can view the AP 2021 Exam Schedule for more details.

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AP Exam Registration Fees and Steps

We are excited to announce that for the 2020-21 school year, the Corvallis School District will cover the $95 AP exam fee with Oregon Student Success Grant (Measure 98) funds. The following guidelines will apply to this funding:

  • It must be for an AP exam, or for an AP portfolio for an AP class offered at CHS in 2020-21
  • It must be the student’s first attempt at the AP exam or AP portfolio (not a retake)
  • Students must follow the registration processes and deadlines detailed one this page
  • CSD will not cover late fees of $40 per exam for AP exams or portfolios ordered after the November 2 deadline


All students in AP classes need to take these steps by November 2 to avoid a $40 late order fee:

Step 1 – Create your College Board Account: Log in to your College Board account, or create a new College Board account, if you don’t already have one. Use one account for everything with the College Board: SAT, PSAT, AP. Please do not create multiple College Board accounts. Use your personal email address for your College Board account, and write down your CB username and password in at least 2 safe places. CHS cannot access your CB user name or password.

Step 2 – Join your AP Classroom in every AP class, regardless of whether you are taking the AP exam or not. Your AP teacher will give you a unique “join code” for each class section. Video: Join Your AP Classroom. You may also email for a join code, if you are registered for that AP class. Joining your AP classroom gives you access to instructional videos, practice questions, and more.

Step 3 – Register for AP exam: All AP students must change the “Register for Exam” student indicator in your AP account to “Yes” or “No” by November 2, or incur a $40 late fee (not the same as the cancellation fee). Note for CVHS students taking an AP class at CHS: contact your AP teacher or Lisa Corrigan for a special Exam-only join code. CV students will register to take the exam at CV, not CHS, using an exam-only join code.

Step 4 – Confirm your registration with CHS: All AP students need to take this short CHS AP Registration Survey by November 2. This required survey helps the AP coordinator cross-check the AP order before submitting it to the College Board. Please complete this survey by November 2, or the $40 late fee will be assessed for each AP exam or portfolio ordered!

AP® Exam and Portfolio Cancellations: While the College Board is not imposing a $40 canceled or unused exam fee for AP 20-21, CHS will have an AP cancellation form available online in March and early April 2021 to cancel your AP exam or portfolio. AP exams and portfolios not canceled online using this form, by the deadline (to be announced in March) will be assessed a $40 fee, if exams are held in-person. This is to help cover proctor and staffing costs for students who are late cancels and no-shows.

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