AP Exam Information

For all AP courses at GAVS students must be in grades 9-12. No students in a grade lower than the 9th grade may take an AP course per College Board requirements. There is an exception, however. Students may take AP Spanish or AP French at GAVS earlier than the 9th grade.

Please click here for an explanation from the College Board.

Students have the opportunity to earn college credit based on the scores earned on the AP Exams. Each college and university has its own policies regarding AP credit and placement. The College Board offers information about AP credit at thousands of colleges and universities. Click here for more information on university credits.

The College Board administers AP Exams each year in May. The exams typically take 2-3 hours and include two sections: multiple-choice questions and free-response items such as essays, problem solving, document-based questions and verbal responses.

Please note: As an online provider, GAVS cannot administer AP exams. Student must register for and make payment to their local high school. Public and private school students taking AP courses at GAVS will take their AP exams at their schools.

Contact the AP Coordinator at your school to make arrangements.

Payment for AP exams will be made to the public or private school.

For example, if you are a student at Lambert High School, but you are taking AP Enviornmental Science at GAVS, you will contact your AP Coordinator at Lambert High School to register and to pay for your AP Exam.

If you’re homeschooled or you go to a school that doesn’t administer AP Exams, you’ll need to make arrangements to take exams at a local school that does administer the AP exams that are needed.

  1. Your first step is to search the AP Course Ledger. The AP Course Ledger is the official, up-to-date, comprehensive list of schools that have passed the AP Course Audit. You can search by country, state/province, or city to find a school where you might be able to test.
  2. After finding schools near you that offer the course or courses you want to take exams for, do an internet search for the school’s main phone number. Then call and ask to speak with the school’s AP coordinator to ask if the school is allowing homeschooled students to test there this year.
  3. Payment for AP exams will be made to the public or private school.
  4. Make arrangements for AP exam registration as early as possible in the school year.

Students who need testing accommodations for AP exams may request accommodations from College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities department. General information explaining how accommodations work with AP exams may be found at https://accommodations.collegeboard.org/how-accommodations-work.

The process used to request accommodations for College Board exams differs from the process used for school or state exams. An explanation of the process may be viewed at: Accommodations for AP Exams.

Accommodations requests and required documentation must be received by January 18, 2024 for AP exams offered in May 2024.