AP Testing

The College Board has made changes to the AP testing process for the 20-21 school year.  For this year only, the payment window will start on November 2 and run through February 19.  Research by the College Board has shown that students who commit to taking the exam in the fall demonstrate more follow through in the spring and achieve higher exam results.  Please see more detailed testing information below. 

Payment and Registration

Exam Fee: $95 per exam with the exception of AP Capstone Exams which are $143 per exam.
$15 per exam for students receiving Free or Reduced lunch.

Payment for Full Year Courses & Fall Semester Courses: November 2, 2020 through February ​26, 2021.  (Note: This date is prior to the date given by College Board, but due to the volume of testing and processing time, this date is the final deadline for all FISD students)

Registration for Spring Semester Courses: January 25, 2020 through February ​26, 2021 (Note: This date is prior to the date given by College Board, but due to the volume of testing and processing time, this date is the final deadline for all FISD students.)

Refunds: Refunds will be given in the form of a credit back to your OnlineSchoolFees account minus the respective fees mentioned below.  The refund could then be used for payment toward any fees paid for through OnlineSchoolFees for all students listed under that parent/guardian. Senior students who do not have any younger siblings in Frisco ISD may apply directly with their campus AP Testing Coordinator for a refund.  The method of refund will depend on time since payment.  More information about OnlineSchoolFees and refunds can be found here. 

Students may request a refund until April 30, 2021 for a previously ordered AP exam minus a $10 processing fee. There will be no refunds issued after this deadline. Please note that while the College Board does not charge for unused exams, Frisco ISD will not process refunds requested after April 30, 2021 even if a student does not take the exam. Students and parents need to make the decision on whether the student is taking the AP exam prior to April 30, 2021. 

SSD Accommodations

Students requesting accommodations must submit their request by January 15, 2021.  If accommodations are approved by the College Board, it is the student/parent’s responsibility to contact the AP Testing Campus Coordinator immediately to ensure that the appropriate test is ordered and accommodations can be arranged. 

Late Testing

Frisco ISD will permit late testing under specific circumstances that meet the Frisco ISD guidelines below and comply with College Board’s requirements.  The campus AP Testing Coordinator and principal will make the final decision on whether the campus will administer a late test for a student. 

Late Testing - No Fee: A late-testing fee will not be charged for circumstances that are beyond the control of school officials and students. Students will be permitted to register for a late test under the following circumstances.

  • Conflict with tests that are mandated at the state or national level

  • Disabilities or accommodation issues (Determined by the campus AP coordinator)

  • Emergency: bomb scare, fire alarm, other emergency evacuation or closing

  • Emergency: serious injury, illness, or family tragedy (A serious injury or illness would need to be documented by a medical professional.  The campus AP coordinator and principal will make the final determination if late testing will be permitted for an illness or injury.)

  • Language lab scheduling conflict

  • Religious holiday/observance (Documentation is required to be submitted to the AP coordinator before the regular testing registration date closes.)

  • School closing: election, national holiday, or natural disaster

  • Strike/labor conflict

  • Three or more AP Exams on the same date

  • Two AP Exams on the same date and time

  • School sponsored academic contest/event

  • School sponsored athletic contest/event 

  • Ordering error- Please note that Frisco ISD will only request late exams due to ordering issues originating from the AP Coordinator and the College Board. It is the responsibility of the student and parent to ensure that they have completed the online ordering process through OnlineSchoolFees. Parents receive a confirmation email through OnlineSchoolFees and are encouraged to review that email prior to the last day of regular AP test registration.

Late Testing - Fee: A late-testing fee of $45 will be charged to students that have a choice between accepting the scheduled date and requesting an alternate date.  The campus AP Testing Coordinator and principal will make the final decision on whether the campus will administer a late test for a student. Students may be permitted to register for a late test in Frisco ISD under the following circumstances:

  • Family commitment - These circumstances would be rare and documentation would need to be  submitted to the AP Testing Coordinator and Principal well in advance of the original testing date.

  • Other school event

Home-Schooled Students

The Texas legislature amended TEC 29.916 that requires school districts to allow home school students the opportunity to participate in PSAT/NQMST and Advanced Placement (AP) testing that each district provides enrolled students. The statute also requires the district to notify the public via its website or local newspaper: of the dates of PSAT/NQMST and AP tests; that home school students are eligible to take the test; and the procedures for registering for such tests. This public notice must be posted or published at the same time and with the same frequency as the notice of the tests given to students attending the school district.

Home schooled students desiring to take an Advanced Placement exam should contact the College, Career, & Military Readiness Facilitator of the high school where they are zoned to attend and request to take the exam(s). Home-school students must register and submit payment by February 19, 2021.  Home-school students may only take AP exams that are offered at their zoned high school. Proof of residency will be required prior to registering for any exams. Home-school students sitting for exams on campus will be required to follow the FISD Student Code of Conduct. It is the responsibility of the home-school student to pay for all AP exam fees, should there be any fees. All testing dates are posted on the Frisco ISD website. (FISD Board Policy EK Legal)

Frisco ISD Students Requesting AP Exam Only

Current Frisco ISD students may register to take an AP exam even if they are not taking the AP course. Students must contact the campus CCMR Facilitator to register and pay for the AP exam by November 9, 2020. Registration and payment from November 10, 2020-February 19, 2021 will incur a $40 late fee per exam.

Testing Dates - Week 1

Test Dates Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 p.m.
May 3, 2021
 AP United States Government and Politics  AP Physics C: Mechanics
Special Exam time.
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
is the only exam given at 2 p.m.
May 4, 2021
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Human Geography

AP German Language and Culture

May 5, 2021
AP English Literature and Composition
AP Japanese Language and Culture

AP Physics 1: Algebra-based
May 6, 2021
AP United States History
AP Art History
AP Computer Science A
May 7, 2021
AP Chemistry
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
AP European History
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based<
Art and Design - AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing: Last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.

Testing Dates - Week 2

Test Dates Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 p.m.
May 10, 2021
  AP French Language and Culture
AP World History: Modern
AP Macroeconomics
May 11, 2021
AP Seminar
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Psychology
May 12, 2021
AP English Language and Composition
AP Microeconomics
AP Music Theory
May 13, 2021
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP Statistics
May 14, 2021
AP Biology
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Chinese Language and Culture
AP Environmental Science

Testing Day Procedures

Due to the large volume of testing and confidential nature of the testing process, it is very important that students adhere to the following schedule:

Arrival & Start Times: Students are expected to arrive at the testing room by 7:30 AM. Personal Identification directions will begin at 7:45 AM. Exam specific instructions will begin promptly at 8:00 AM and students will not be let in after this time.  

Students are expected to arrive at the testing room by 11:30 AM. Personal Identification directions will begin at 11:45 AM.  Exam specific instructions will begin promptly at 12:00 PM and students will not be let in after this time.  

Students who are taking a morning and afternoon exam on the same day should plan to bring their lunch and may have an abbreviated time for lunch between exams.

If a student arrives late and misses the exam, no refunds will be given, nor will the student be able to register for late testing.

What to Bring to Testing Site

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, for all responses on the multiple-choice answer sheet. 

  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.

  • A watch that does not have internet access, does not beep, and does not have an alarm.

  • Up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities for the AP® Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics exams. Visit the College Board Calculator Policy page to find the calculator policy for each subject and a list of approved graphing calculators.

  • A ruler or straightedge for taking the AP Physics exam. Protractors are not allowed.

What NOT to Bring to Testing Site

  • Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, laptop, table computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod®, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, and any other electronic or communication devices. School-owned handheld recording devices are allowed only for the AP world language and culture exams and the AP Music Theory Exam.

  • Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes, or colored pencils (unless highlighters or colored pencils have been pre-approved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam date).

  • Scratch paper; notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets or, for Chinese Language, and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture, on scratch paper provided by the proctor.

  • Watches that beep or have an alarm, or smartwatches.

  • Computers (unless this has been pre-approved as an accommodation by the College Board Services for Students with Disabilities office prior to the exam).

  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.

  • Clothing with subject-related information.

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