2019-20 AP Update

2019-20 AP Update

2019-2020 Advanced Placement Updates

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Advanced Placement program.  The College Board has made some changes regarding student exam registration and payment.  We want to make sure parents and students are aware of these changes before the school year begins. 

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the College Board is introducing new resources and processes designed to help students earn college credit and placement in their Advanced Placement program. 

Here’s what you and your student need to know: 

  • Students are required to pay for AP Exams in Part One of the Quick Start process.
  • Lane Tech will begin to collect fees online at Quick Start and payment will be available on the Lane Tech Fee Website.  
  • Students who qualify for free or reduced meals do not pay for AP exams.  Each year all students must fill out the Family Income Form ( part of the Quick Start set of forms).  This form must be filled out by September 15 to benefit from this fee waiver. This is the only form that determines both a waiver for AP fees and the Standard Fee. 
  • AP (non-Capstone) Exam Fee: $94      AP Capstone Exams (AP Seminar and AP Research) Fee: $142 
  • If students believe they will qualify for free or reduced lunch, you may postpone paying AP fees until your status for free and reduced lunch has been confirmed. This is usually at the beginning of October. 
  • According to College Board policy, students will be charged a $40 fee for late registration/payment and a $40 fee for unused exams or cancellation.
  • Students will be joining AP virtual classrooms via their College Boards accounts to gain access to new resources offered by the College Board at the beginning of this year.

Finally, your student’s college board accounts are the gateway for AP scores, PSAT, and SAT scores.  They will be using this account regularly throughout high school in the classroom, registering for exams, monitoring AP practice progress, and checking scores. Please have your student sign in to their college board accounts to make sure they know their passwords and have access.  It’s possible your student may not have an account, but can create one at this FAQ sheet for College Board accounts.