It may feel like the school year only just begun – after all, we’re just barely at Thanksgiving! – but in just a few short months it will be time to begin registering and paying fees for the Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
In fact, students who may need testing accommodations for disabilities must submit their request to their AP Coordinator by February 20, 2015 – just a few short weeks away.
Additionally, it’s important – at this stage – to take a look at the AP Exam schedule, which you can find here. There are 32 separate tests administered over the course of two weeks, and while the schedule is arranged in a way that tries to eliminate the possibility of one student having two tests at the same time (ie: many of the language tests are, for the most part, scheduled together since it’s unlikely that one student would be taking more than one AP language course), it doesn’t completely solve the problem.
If you are planning to take two exams that happen to be scheduled at the same time, or may need to schedule “late-testing” for any other reason (pre-planned absence, or a serious illness), you’ll need to submit a request for late testing. To do this, you’ll want to speak with the AP Coordinator at your school as soon as possible. Of course, in the case of an illness you won’t be able to do this prior to the testing date, so be sure you do it as soon as possible upon your return, or even while you’re absent. The decision to offer late-testing is up to the discretion of the school, so unfortunately the College Board can’t guarantee it. Also, depending on the reason for your late-testing request, you may be subject to an additional $45 fee.
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