2015 AP Exam Fee Increase

The “suggested “AP Exam fee for 2015 is increasing $2.00 to $91.00 (up from $89.00 in 2014).  The good news is that schools will not retain $9.00 of the fee, a $1.00 increase from the $8.00 of the past several years.  We encourage schools to plan accordingly when setting their exam fees and communicating to their school community.

The College Board provides a $29 fee reduction per exam for students with financial need. Schools are expected to forgo their $9 rebate for these students, resulting in a cost of $53 per exam.   This does not include any federal/state/district subsidies that have been announced late (March/April) in recent years.

We found out about the exam fee increase at the AP Conference in Philly July, 10th 2014.  Here’s a photo of a page from materials some AP Coordinators received that a pre-conference workshop.

A photo of the 2015 AP exam fees found in an AP Coordinator handout from the AP Annual Conference

A photo of the 2015 AP exam fees found in an AP Coordinator handout from the AP Annual Conference

2014 AP Exam Score Distributions

For the past couple of years, Trevor Packer head of Advanced Placement has been tweeting the score distributions for the AP Exams as they become available.  You can follow @AP_Trevor on Twitter to receive these tweets.

Total Registration is once again compiling all these score distributions in table that can be easily sorted to look at the data in different ways.  The 2014 exam score distributions as well as Trevor’s insightful comments regarding each exam can be found here:

@AP_Trevor Tweets Regarding AP Score Access – July 5 – July 7

The following is a compilation of tweets from @AP_Trevor, head of AP for the College Board.  These tweets are related to online score access and are very helpful for any student having issues.  We have removed several responses to individuals that were repeats in order to make this compilation easier to read through.

Tweets from @AP_Trevor related to AP Score access:

  • High school seniors who need to send AP Exam scores to colleges by 7/15 can do so with early access to online scores, http://t.co/7JTF4x0XrG Jul 07, 2013 
  • I’ve answered a lot of questions on #APscores this weekend so make sure to check my feed for answers to FAQs. Jul 07, 2013 
  • @austinkelsch11 make sure you are trying from a dedicated internet connection, not cellular. Jul 07, 2013 
  • @isabelsong Well Done, we’re making a video if you want to submit send a DM to @APforStudents. Jul 07, 2013 
  • @mueezr23 Make sure you have a College Board account and they will be emailed when available. Jul 07, 2013 
  • @strike_echo Can you DM me the details of the error message? Jul 07, 2013 
  • @xx_jingaling It sounds like you have multiple accounts, maybe from an SAT, You will need to have your accounts merged please DM me. Jul 07, 2013 
  • @swagmaster4200 When you try to log in there is a link for “I don’t have my AP number” and we will email the number to you. Jul 07, 2013 
  • @benschwartz3 I just followed you so you can DM. Jul 07, 2013 
  • @qiretbecray have you ever used your College Board account for other exams? Jul 07, 2013 
  • Students: check @APforStudents for AP exam score release information. Jul 07, 2013 
  • AP student score access is based on the student’s physical location on the day they access their scores. Learn more: http://t.co/0uQk9dvXgC Jul 07, 2013 
  • Your score report will show your overall scores, 1-5.  Info on score reporting services: http://t.co/JGPB0K2Gey Jul 07, 2013 
  • 8/8 AP Scholar Awards: will be listed on AP score reports by 9/1. Winners will receive an email notice. http://t.co/DvgxSH54bn #APScores Jul 07, 2013 
  • 7/8 Trouble logging in (2): Try a dedicated wireless access pt, like a home network. Or return to http://t.co/0uQk9dvXgC on 7/8. #APscores Jul 07, 2013 
  • 6/8 Trouble logging in (1): We may be unable to verify location. This can happen w/cell networks. #APscores Jul 07, 2013 
  • 5/8 If you used your account to view SAT scores in the past, your acct is already validated and you do not need your AP#. #APscores Jul 07, 2013 
  • 4/8 If 2013 scores aren’t posted to your online report, note: some scores take longer to process due to special handling. #APscores Jul 07, 2013 
  • 3/8 if you don’t have your AP#, use link on the AP profile page, “I do not have my AP number” & it will be emailed to you. #APscores Jul 07, 2013 
  • 2/8 we may be experiencing intermittent high volumes throughout the day. If you cannot access the system, check back later. #APscores Jul 07, 2013 
  • 1/8 AP students: See the following tweets for answers to common questions about your scores. Jul 07, 2013 
  • Just another quick reminder- I”ll continue to try and answer as many questions as I can but check my feed first for answers to #APscores FAQ Jul 07, 2013 
  • @samm_potts You must have had a verified account another College Board program like the SAT. Jul 06, 2013 
  • Students: check @APforStudents for AP exam score release information. Jul 06, 2013 
  • Students need a College Board account PLUS their AP number or student identifier to access AP scores online. http://t.co/s8Q9MquDjF Jul 06, 2013 
  • @oopacarlystyle You will only see your overall scores, 1-5 Jul 06, 2013 
  • #APscores 1 of 3 While most scores are available, we continue to update scores throughout the summer. Jul 06, 2013 
  • Did you know you can email AP Services with customer service questions? apstudents@info.collegeboard.org Jul 06, 2013 
  • Many of the questions being asked have been answered in previous tweets – make sure to check the feed for quick answers to your questions. Jul 06, 2013 
  • Students need a College Board account PLUS their AP number or student identifier to access AP scores online. http://t.co/s8Q9MquDjF Jul 06, 2013 
  • @andrewbingy1297 you need to make sure you are entering all the correct corresponding information. Jul 06, 2013 
  • @reds_bengals_uc there are some prompts to recover forgotten information on the log in page. Jul 06, 2013 
  • 8/8 AP Scholar Awards: will be listed on AP score reports by 9/1. Winners will receive an email notice. http://t.co/DvgxSH54bn #APScores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 7/8 Trouble logging in (2): Try a dedicated wireless access pt, like a home network or return to http://t.co/0uQk9dvXgC on 7/8. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 6/8 Trouble logging in (1): We may be unable to verify location. This can happen w/cell networks. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 5/8 Hint: If you used your account to view SAT scores in the past, your acct is already validated and you do not need your AP#. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 4/8 If 2013 scores aren’t posted to your online report, note: some scores take longer to process due to special handling. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 3/8 if you don’t have your AP#, use link on the AP profile page, “I do not have my AP number” & it will be emailed to you. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 2/8 High Volume- we may experience intermittent high volume throughout the day. If you can’t access system, check back later. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 1/8 AP students: See the following tweets for answers to common questions about your #APscores. Jul 06, 2013 
  • Students: I’ll get to as many questions and DMs as I can but be sure to check my feed first for FAQs and tips, Jul 06, 2013 
  • 7/7 Trouble logging in (2): Be sure you are entering the same information from your exam and tat you don’t have multiple accounts . Jul 06, 2013 
  • 6/7 Trouble logging in (1): We may be unable to verify location on a cell network. Try dedicated wireless access, like a home network. Jul 06, 2013 
  • 5/7 Hint: If you used your account to view SAT scores in the past, your account is already validated and you do not need your AP#. Jul 06, 2013 
  • 4/7 Delayed scores: If 2013 scores aren’t posted to your online report, note: some scores take longer to process due to special handling. Jul 06, 2013 
  • 3/7 Lost AP Number: if you don’t have your AP#, use link on the AP profile page, “I do not have my AP number” & it will be emailed to you. Jul 06, 2013 
  • 2/7 High Volume- we may be experiencing intermittent high volumes throughout the day. If you cannot access the system, check back later. Jul 06, 2013 
  • 1/7 I’m about to share answers to common questions. Jul 06, 2013 
  • AP Scholar Awards: will be listed on AP score reports by 9/1. Winners will receive an email notice. http://t.co/DvgxSH54bn #APScores Jul 06, 2013 
  • AP scores will be available to students based on their location at the time they log in starting 7/5 at: http://t.co/0uQk9dvXgC (3/4) Jul 06, 2013 
  • Students need their College Board account username and password plus either their AP number or their student ID number to log in: (2/4) Jul 06, 2013 
  • To access scores, students need to sign up for a College Board Account: http://t.co/s8Q9MquDjF (1/4) Jul 06, 2013 
  • For those interested in #APscore distributions, @totalregistration compiled a useful chart: http://t.co/PcQEtA2jtP Jul 06, 2013 
  • Did you know you can email AP Services with customer service questions? apstudents@info.collegeboard.org Jul 06, 2013 
  • @chineseniggaa AP Physics B scores 2013: 5: 15.2%. 4: 19.7%. 3: 26.4%. 2: 16.8%. 1: 21.9%. These may shift slightly as late exams are scored Jul 06, 2013 
  • @chineseniggaa AP Calculus AB scores 2013. 5: 23.8%. 4: 18%. 3: 17.4%. 2: 11.2%. 1: 29.6%. These may shift slightly as late exams are scored Jul 06, 2013 
  • @bvdabeast AP US Govt & Politics scores, 2013. 5:11.2%. 4:14.3%. 3:26.2%. 2:24.9%. 1:23.4% These may shift slightly at late exams are scored Jul 06, 2013 
  • Students: check @APforStudents for AP exam score release information. Jul 06, 2013 
  • @bvdabeast AP Comp Gov & Politics scores, 2013. 5: 18.7%. 4: 21%. 3: 19.8%. 2: 23%. 1: 17.5%. These may shift as late exams are scored. Jul 06, 2013 
  • @pricedddd AP Human Geography scores 2013: 5: 12%. 4: 20.3%. 3: 20.8%. 2: 18.7%. 1: 28.2%. These may shift slightly as late exams are scored Jul 06, 2013 
  • 7/7 Trouble logging in (2): Try a dedicated wireless access point, like a home network or return to http://t.co/0uQk9dvXgC 7/8. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 6/7 Trouble logging in (1): We may be unable to verify location. This can happen w/cell networks. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 5/7 Hint: If you used your account to view SAT scores in the past, your account is already validated & you don’t need your AP#. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 4/7 Delays: If 2013 scores aren’t posted to your online report, note: some scores take longer to process due to special handling. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • 3/7 Lost AP #: if you don’t have your AP#, use link on AP profile page, “I do not have my AP number” & it will be emailed to you. #APscores Jul 06, 2013 
  • @jake__little When you see this page, it means that your scores are delayed and you will not be able to see them today. Jul 06, 2013 
  • 2/7 High Volume- we may be experiencing intermittent high volumes throughout the day. If you cannot access the system, check back later…. Jul 06, 2013 
  • 1/7 AP students: See the following tweets for answers to common questions about your scores. Jul 06, 2013 
  • @daniellekcb Customer service is open today (Saturday) from 10am-6pm ET. Jul 06, 2013 
  • @mikeg631 Well done. Congratulations! Jul 06, 2013 
  • Parents of AP students can call the parent help line w/ specific AP questions. 888-225-5427 (US) or 1-212-632-1780 (int’l), open 10am – 6pm Jul 06, 2013 
  • @haileypaigemor1 You will only see your overall scores, 1 – 5. Jul 06, 2013 
  • If students have specific questions about AP exams/scores, they should call 888-225-5427 (U.S.) or 1-212-632-1780 (int’l) open 10am – 6pm Jul 06, 2013 
  • @thecookingpanda If you used your account to view SAT scores in the past, your account is already validated and you do not need your AP# 1/2 Jul 06, 2013 
  • @winnieechen It’s likely that you need to have multiple accounts merged. Please call customer service: 888-225-5427. Open 10-6pm ET. Jul 06, 2013 
  • @darrskin Educators see scores next week: http://t.co/rnfhXRFpMw Jul 06, 2013 
  • 7/7 Trouble logging in (2): Try a dedicated wireless access point, like a home network. Or return to http://t.co/0uQk9dvXgC on 7/8. Jul 05, 2013 
  • 6/7 Trouble logging in (1): We may be unable to verify location. This can happen w/cell networks. Jul 05, 2013 
  • 5/7 Hint: If you used your account to view SAT scores in the past, your account is already validated and you do not need your AP#. Jul 05, 2013 
  • 4/7 Delayed scores: If 2013 scores aren’t posted to your online report, note: some scores take longer to process due to special handling. Jul 05, 2013 
  • 3/7 Lost AP Number: if you don’t have your AP#, use link on the AP profile page, “I do not have my AP number” & it will be emailed to you. Jul 05, 2013 
  • 2/7 High Volume- we may be experiencing intermittent high volumes throughout the day. If you cannot access the system, check back later. Jul 05, 2013 
  • 1/7 I’m about to share answers to common questions. Jul 05, 2013 
  • If you can not view #APscores it may be because you have more than one College Board account 3 of 3 Jul 05, 2013 
  • If you can not view #APscores it may be because some scores take longer to process due to late testing or other special circumstances 1 of 3 Jul 05, 2013 
  • I’ll continue to answer as many questions as I can, but if I don’t get back directly please make sure to check my feed for FAQs on #APscores Jul 05, 2013 
  • Students: #APscores if you don’t have your AP # the fastest solution is to use the link on the AP profile page “I do not have my AP number” Jul 05, 2013 
  • @keetonkeepers Yes- that is correct. Here’s more info about AP Scholar awards http://t.co/SZus5GNkpw. Jul 05, 2013 
  • @yoyomah_ You will need to have your accounts merged. Please call 888-225-5427 and speak to someone in customer service. Jul 05, 2013 
  • I know everyone is excited to get scores and we appreciate your patience while we work through system delays. Jul 05, 2013 
  • We’re experiencing high volumes and apologize for the delays. If today is your early access window, please try logging in later. Jul 05, 2013 
  • If students have specific questions about their AP exams/scores, they should call 888-225-5427 (U.S.) or 1-212-632-1780 (int’l) Jul 05, 2013 
  • @jdelnano Yes- scores from current and previous years are posted on the online system. Jul 05, 2013 
  • High school seniors who need to send AP Exam scores to colleges by 7/15 can do so with early access to online scores, http://t.co/0uQk9dvXgC Jul 05, 2013 
  • @sayheyDK #TeamUpSince5AMforAPscores me too. Jul 05, 2013 
  • Students using early access today: if you do not have your AP # please use the link on the AP profile page “I do not have my AP number” Jul 05, 2013 
  • If you can not view #APscores it may be because you have more than one College Board account 3 of 3 Jul 05, 2013 
  • If you can not view #APscores it may be because you are accessing during the wrong period or via a cellular service device 2 of 3 Jul 05, 2013 
  • If you can not view #APscores it may be because some scores take longer to process due to late testing or other special circumstances 1 of 3 Jul 05, 2013 
  • If you log in and are unable to view your current #APscores make sure you are accessing on the correct preview day for your location. Jul 05, 2013 
  • If a student can’t remember his/her AP student number or student ID, s/he can call 888-225-5427 (US) or 1-212-632-1780 (international) (4/4) Jul 05, 2013 
  • Students need their College Board account username and password plus either their AP number or their student ID number to log in: (2/4) Jul 05, 2013 
  • To access scores, students need to sign up for a College Board Account: http://t.co/s8Q9MquDjF (1/4) Jul 05, 2013 
  • 2/2 Try a dedicated wireless access pt, like a home network. If it doesn’t work, you’ll need to come back to http://t.co/0uQk9dvXgC on 7/8. Jul 05, 2013 
  • 1/2 Students w/ early access today: If you can’t log in, it’s probably b/c we can’t verify your location. This can happen with cell networks Jul 05, 2013 
  • Students using early access: if you have used your account to view SAT scores your account is already validated and you do not need your AP# Jul 05, 2013 
  • Students using early access today: if you do not have your AP # please use the link on the AP profile page “I do not have my AP number” Jul 05, 2013 
  • @JoeRockstri you will need to click on the log in. Jul 05, 2013 
  • Parents of AP students can call the parent help line with specific AP questions. 888-225-5427 (in the U.S.) or 1-212-632-1780 (int’l). Jul 05, 2013 
  • Some scores take longer to process due to late testing or other special circumstances. Jul 05, 2013 
  • If you have specific questions about your #APscores you can call AP Services at 888-225-5427. They will be open starting at 8 a.m. ET Jul 05, 2013 
  • AP online scores early access for students is open. From 7/5-7/7, students get access based on location. http://t.co/0uQk9dvXgC #apscores Jul 05, 2013 

2013 AP Exam Scores Available Beginning July 5th

apscores2Access to AP* scores for the 2013 exams begins Friday, July 5th.  First students can access their scores, then teachers and finally AP Coordinators and Administrators.  The access schedule is as follows:

  • July 5-7 – Early access for Students.  Depends on location.  See www.APScore.org.
  • July 8 – Access for all Students regardless of location
  • July 10-11 – Access for Teachers – Time depends on location. View schedule here.
  • July 15 – Access for AP Coordinators and Administrators

Students will need a College Board account in order to access their AP scores.  Beginning this year, the College Board will no longer mail scores to students. Students that do not have a College Board account should create one now at  apstudent.collegeboard.org/apscores.

When students and teachers access their scores, they may be interested in comparing them to the 2013 AP score distributions.  Total registration has compiled these from tweets by the head of AP, Trevor Packer.

2013 AP Exam Score Distributions

For the past couple of years, Trevor Packer head of Advanced Placement has been tweeting the score distributions for the AP Exams as they become available.  You can follow @AP_Trevor on Twitter to receive these tweets.

Total Registration is once again compiling all these score distributions in table that can be easily sorted to look at the data in different ways.  The 2013 exam score distributions as well as Trevor’s insightful comments regarding each exam can be found here: