2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Open

Mon, 10/09/2023 - 7:07am

The Registration period for the 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams are open. Here are some key dates to keep in mind as you make your final AP exam choices: 

Students must have their exam choice selected in the AP Portal by 11/10/23. Make your exam choices by choosing yes or no. Undecided exams in the AP Portal will not be ordered. If you have not joined and selected yes in the AP Portal, we will not order you an exam.  

Invoices for AP exams will be sent out starting on 10/13/23. The invoices will reflect your choices in the AP Portal - so you will only receive an invoice for the exams for which you choose "YES". Invoices will be sent to your parents'/guardians' email addresses that are in Synergy.  You will be able to see the exams for which you are registered in Synergy.    

If you plan on taking an AP exam for a class you are not currently enrolled in, please email amy_weinberg@hcpss.org for an exam only join code.   

Students who are eligible for an AP Exam Fee Reduction:   

Review the College Board Fee Reduction Criteria to determine eligibility.   

Please email amy_weinberg@hcpss.org if you meet the eligibility criteria.  


The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future law also requires students who meet the Maryland State Department of Education College and Career Readiness (CCR) standard in both English and mathematics to have free access to AP testing.  

Students and parents can access the HCPSS Connect system (http://www.hcpss.org/connect/ Standardized Test Scores Tab) to review the scores for the English and mathematics exams. Fees will automatically not be charged to students who meet both the English and mathematics standard. SAT data will continue to be added as students assess during the year.  


Below are the CCR standards:  

English Requirement: Earned a Performance Level 2 or 3 on the Early Fall 2021 English 10 exam or a 3 or 4 on the Spring 2022, Winter 2022/23 or Spring 2023 English 10 exam.  

Math Requirement: Earned a Performance Level 2 or 3 on the Early Fall 2021 MCAP Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II exam, 3 or 4 on the Spring 2022, Winter 2022/23, or Spring 2023 MCAP Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II exam, earned 4 or 5 on the PARCC Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra II exam, or earned a minimum score of 520 on the math section of the SAT.  

Payments for AP exams are due by 11/10/23. Exams that are not paid for will not be ordered. Payment can be made online by paying the invoices sent through My School Bucks, or by check made out to River Hill High School. Check payments MUST be dropped off to Ms. Amy Weinberg’s office (RM 229). Exams are $98 each this year.    

Registration for an exam or cancellation of an exam after 11/11/23 will incur a late fee of $40 per exam.  Please keep this in mind when making your exam choices.    


AP Timeline  

Until November 10th: Make/confirm exam decisions.  
October 13th – November 10th: Pay exam fees. Payment can be made via cash, check or through My School Bucks  
November 11th – March 11th: Late exam registration ($40 late fee charged)  
May 6-17th: Exam window