AP Registration for exams in May 2021

Registering for exams are as easy as 1 – 2 – 3

1st – Make sure student has a College Board account and knows the login.

2nd – Register in class w/join code no later than October 30th.

3rd – If you want to take the exam, the process to pay for each exam ($95.00) is online here: www.touchbase.bsd405.org

Questions? Need more info? Detailed instructions on how to Register for an
AP Exam are below.

1st – A College Board account is needed

Your student will need to have a College Board Account! For many, they already have this. The same College Board account log-in is used for PSAT, SAT and AP, so if they have ever created an account for one of these, it is done! Please do not create a 2nd account. If they do, it could prevent all of your student’s SAT scores or AP scores from correctly going to their selected college.

If you need to create an account or verify that you have one, please go to myap.collegeboard.org

Here are some helpful hints for setting up your account or verifying your account information:

  • Make sure it is the student’s name that is on the account. You don’t want mom or dad’s name on your student’s AP or SAT scores when they apply to college.
  • If there are problems with the account, please contact College Board. High Schools are not linked to them at all, so we cannot help with issues. College Board will not talk to us on your behalf.
  • Please put your College Board log-in somewhere safe. You will use this multiples times in high school, so you’ll want to remember it.  Students will register for AP exams in their AP classes


2nd – Register for the exam.

  • In-class Registration dates:  Now until Friday, October 30th.
    • Students will register in each class using “join codes” given to them from their teacher in order to join the class section. If you are self-studying for an exam or taking a class that is not geared specifically for an exam, please email Ms. Tomlinson (tomlinsona@bsd405.org) for an exam only join code.

3rd – Pay for the exam – Exam prices are $95 this year.

For this year ONLY, College Board will offer a full refund on unused AP exams. Because of this, BSD has extended the payment deadline to March 1stAs long as you have registered for each exam you plan to take by October 30th, an exam will be ordered for you. Payments will need to be made by March 1st, 2021 in order for registration to be finalized and an exam given to the student in May.

  • Payment Options – Please pay online HERE with InTouch in both of the below options.
    1. Pay now with the “shop” option on InTouch. Please review this document on “Paying for AP TESTS Online” if you need assistance with the online site. If you choose this option, your registration will be complete.


    1. After the October 30th, 2020 registration deadline, we will reconcile and put a fee on student InTouch accounts for each exam that you have indicated YES during the registration period. Payment of these fees are due by March 1st, 2021. Fees will be cleared after this date and exam decision changed to NO and no exam given.
      • If you decide to NOT take the exam, please contact Ms. Tomlinson to let her know and the fee will be taken off from your student account. You will be under no obligation to pay any fee if you change your mind from YES to NO.
  • If you need financial assistance:
    • Scholarship paperwork – please email Ms. Healy (healym@bsd405.org) for paperwork. Deadline to be considered for a reduced fee is:  February 12th, 2021 (adjusted exam fee only – no late fees will be covered by scholarship)
    • Any students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch, should apply now for the 2020 – 21 school year.  The cost for qualifying students is $0.00. If your student qualifies for free or reduced price meals, they may be eligible for decreased fees to participate in other school programs (such as AP exams). Make sure to complete Part 5 of the application (Sharing Information) to give permission to Nutrition Services to share school meal eligibility information with other school programs – https://bsd405.org/services/nutrition-services/free-reduced/

Payment Deadline:  March 1st, 2021

Cancellation and Late Fees mandated by College Board:

  • Students who cancel an exam registration after November 13, 2020 WILL be issued a refund for this year only. Refunds will be not be given until after testing is complete in June.
  • Students who decide to register for an exam or change their decision from a NO to a YES after November 13, 2020 will pay a $40 late fee per exam.
  • Testing Accommodations
  • Students with a 504 plan or IEP who have testing accommodations they use at school should speak with their counselor if they want to access these accommodations on the AP test. All accommodations needed for AP must be pre-approved by the College Board.
  • Have any questions? Feel free to speak with Ms. Tomlinson (tomlinsona@bsd405.org)