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Important AP Exam Deadlines at Big Picture School:


  • The cost of each test is $97.00.
  • Tests not paid for by November 15, 2022 will not be ordered.  Tests paid after November 15, 2022 will be charged an additional $40.  This is the late fee charged by College Board.



  • Each student needs a College Board Account.
    • Many students already have an account.
    • The same College Board account login is used for PSAT, SAT and AP. If a student ever created an account for one of these, the student should use the same login for all College Board activity.
  • Students should not create a second account. If a student creates a second account, it could prevent the student’s SAT or AP scores from going to the correct college.
  • Go to to create a new account or verify an existing account.
    • When creating a student account, please be sure the student’s name is on the account. The student does not want a parent’s name on the account when submitting scores to colleges.
    • If there are problems verifying an existing student account, please contact College Board. High Schools aren’t linked to these accounts. The College Board will not talk to a school representative on the student’s behalf.
  • The student should save his/her College Board username and password in a safe place. The student will log-in multiples times in high school and needs to remember the username and password. 



  • September – October 10, 2022 Student communicates intent to take or not take an AP exam on AP platform.  Their AP teacher will give them the exam JOIN CODE.
  • October 14, 2022 Scholarship Form is due for students who do not qualify for Fee Waiver Program.  This form is available in the Counseling Office.
  • October 18, 2022 Fees are loaded onto the POS system.
  • November 1, 2022 Payment deadline for May 2023 AP Testing.
  • November 15, 2022 Any tests ordered after this date will incur an additional $40.00 fee.  Any Tests cancelled after this date will not be refunded.
  • January 18, 2023 Last day to request accommodations through College Board.  Please see Amy Stevens ( – high school counselor) to verify/request accommodations.
  • March 15, 2023  Final Day to Order tests – includes $40.00 late fee.



Scholarship Form:  Available in Counseling Office for students needing financial assistance but who don’t quality for a fee waiver via free/reduced lunch application.  $65 for first exam, $35 for each subsequent exam.

Fee Waiver Form:   Fee Waiver Form

  • Students must apply for the Fee Waiver Program to avoid payment for AP Testing.  The $97 exam fee is waived, but the $40 late fee, (if applicable is not)

IN-PERSON:       All tests will be in-person.


  • All SSD students who have already been approved by College Board to receive accommodations should register on BSD SSD site, as well as his/her home school site by Nov 1, 2022.  See Beth Zimmerman (AP Testing Coordinator) in the counseling office for the SSD join code.
  • New students seeking accommodations should apply as early as possible – January 18, 2022, is the final day to request accommodations for the May 2023 testing.

AP Program:

  • The AP Program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school.
  • For all AP Program details, go to AP Central.

AP Courses:

  • For a list of AP Course offerings at BPS and BSD, go to the BSD Course Catalog.
  • Students can self study for an exam for a course not offered at Big Picture.  See Beth Zimmerman in the Counseling Office for details or email her at

AP Exam Dates:

  • The 2023 AP Exams will be administered May 1-5 and May 8-12.
  • For a complete exam schedule, go to AP Exam Dates.

AP Scores:

  • To access and send your exam score(s), go to AP Scores.


  • Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for accommodations on AP exams.
  • Go to College Board SSD for details or contact the BP Counseling Center.
  • Requests and all documentation, including College Board’s Parent Consent Form, for BP students must be submitted to the School Counselor prior to the SSD deadline.
  • Once approved for accommodations, with limited exceptions, students remain approved until one year after graduation and do not need to submit another request.

AP Questions?

  • If you have any questions regarding AP, contact the Testing Coordinator, Beth Zimmerman (
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