AP Exams: Updated 9/13/22

Important Changes for 2022-23 School year.    Any test not paid for by November 15, 2022 will not be ordered.  The cost of each test is $97.00.  After November 15th, the cost of an AP exam goes up an additional $40.00.  No exceptions. The absolute last day to purchase an AP exam is March 15, 2023.  This price will include the late fee. AP testing will take place IN PERSON this year.

Important Dates for 22-23 AP Testing:

  • October 11, 2022 – student communicates intent to take or not take AP Test on AP platform.
  • October 15, 2022 -Scholarship Form due for students who do not qualify for Fee Waiver Program
  • October 18, 2022 – Fees will be 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 the additional $40 late fee.  Any tests cancelled after this date will incur the $40 unused test fee.
  • January 18, 2023 – Last day to request accommodations thru Collegeboard.  Please see your counselor to verify.
  • March 15, 2023 – Final Day to order any AP exams – includes $40 late fee

BSD Scholarship form is available from our Accountant, Andrea Olsen (olsena@bsd405.org).


2023 AP Exam ScheduleIf you have any questions regarding AP, please contact the Testing Coordinator, Ms. Tomlinson (tomlinsona@bsd405.org)

Our goal is for all Sammamish graduates to receive an education that prepares them to continue their education at the college level. Nationally, only about 50% of the students who begin college graduate within ten years. Preparing students to begin college is not good enough. They must have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and work ethic to complete college. In higher education, students must make connections among disciplines, integrate the knowledge and skills from all the disciplines, and apply them effectively to new and unfamiliar challenges. One way we work toward this goal is through the AP Program at Sammamish High School.

Students who are prepared to be successful in college, career, and life need to develop essential Key Cognitive Strategies, Key Content Knowledge, Academic Behaviors, and Contextual Skills and Awareness. Students are able to build these essential knowledge and skills in Advanced Placement courses.

How do AP courses in high school increase success in college?

  • High school graduates who do not take any AP courses graduate from college at a rate of only 33% by age 30.
  • Students who take only one AP course nearly double the likelihood of college graduation to 59%.
  • Students who take two or more AP courses raise the likelihood to 76%.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.