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Testing Information

Exam Dates & Registration

Students will be registering for the 2018 Advanced Placement exams online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with Internet access.

Each exam costs $65. These fees are used to pay for the exam administration, including proctors and other testing materials. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Lisa Hager.

Online exam registration will begin on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m and end on Friday, February 23rd at 3:00 p.m.
Any exam ordered after 3:00 p.m. on 2/23 will incur a late fee.
Click here to register.

To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students receive the PDF confirmation page provided at the end of the registration process. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration.
Double-check to make sure student information is correct, as this is the information that will be pre-printed on students’ answer sheets.

Important dates for registration:
  • Monday, February 5 | 8:00 a.m. - Registration begins
  • Friday, February 23 | 3:01 p.m. - Registration and payments after this date and time will incur a $20 late fee per registration
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 3 p.m. - Registration ends

Total Registration Instructions

  1. Login to Total Registration: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/242035
  2. Enter your email address, first and last name and student ID and select next.
  3. Select AP Registration at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Enter your student information.
  5. Enter your parent/guardian information. Select next.
  6. Select the AP exam(s) and teacher(s) for which you are registering.
  7. Enter your payment information.
  8. Confirm your registration.

**Make sure the student information you are entering is correct. The information you provide will be the information printed on your student answer sheet.

2018 Exam Schedule

Exam Location

Exams will be held on-site in the Blue Gym at Prior Lake High School with the exception of the AP German exam. The location of the AP German exam is to be determined. Students testing with accommodations will receive specific instructions on where to report on the day of their scheduled exam(s).

Exam Start Times

Morning Exams
General exam instructions will begin at 7:50 a.m. The exam-specific instructions will begin at 8 a.m.

Afternoon Exams

General instructions will begin at 11:50, with exam-specific instructions at noon.

Students will not be allowed to enter the testing room once exam-specific instructions have begun. If a student misses an exam due to arriving late, the student may request an alternate exam during the late-testing window but will be charged an additional fee.

Exam Duration

The length of an AP exam varies from nearly three to over four hours. Please take this into account when making after-school plans. Per College Board regulations, all students must remain in the exam room through the length of the exam. All students are dismissed at the same time at the culmination of an exam. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!

Plan ahead for athletic events, academic contests and/or after-school jobs. If you have an afternoon exam you typically will not be done until nearly 4:00 p.m.
Students who qualify for extended time for exams may have exams that last up to two hours longer than general administration.


Students with morning exams will be dismissed after their exam to eat lunch. Students with exams scheduled to begin at 12pm should plan on eating lunch prior to the start of their exam. Students with back-to-back exams will likely have a 10-15 minute break between tests. These students should bring a lunch to eat during the break.

What to bring to exams

  • Picture ID
  • Water
  • Snack/lunch
  • Calculator if taking Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics or Statistic exams.
  • Visit collegeboard.org/ap/calculators for a list of approved calculators.
  • Straight edge if taking AP Physics
  • Sharpened #2 pencils (not mechanical) and a black or blue ink pen. College Board requests NO MECHANICAL PENCILS.

What to leave at home

  • Leave electronics such as iPads and laptops at home. Electronic communication devices are not allowed in the testing room and may not be accessed during break. If you need to make a call at the end of testing, we will have phones available. If a student is found to have electronic devices during an exam, the student will be escorted from the room, a call will be made to College Board, and the student's score may be cancelled.
  • Textbooks, notebooks, dictionaries and compasses.
  • Mechanical pencils, colored pencils, highlighters
  • Watches that beep! Students may be removed from the testing room if a beep/alarm goes off during an exam.

Entering an exam room

As students enter the exam room they will be directed to store any items brought to the testing room not needed for testing. These items will not be able to be accessed for the duration of the exam, including during break. If a student is bringing a snack/water for break, those items must be stored under the student's table/desk during the exam.

Late testing

Late testing is available for specific reasons as approved by College Board:

  • Conflicting AP exams (two AP exams at the same time)
  • School sponsored events approved by Athletic Director or AP Coordinator. (eg., post-season play)
  • Family emergency such as a funeral
  • Serious accident or illness. (Doctor's note may be required)

College Board does charge an additional fee for late exams in most instances.

To Request a Late Exam email the following required information to Lisa Hager.

  • Student's name
  • Exam to be taken during the late-testing period
  • Reason for the request

Telephone requests are not accepted.

Testing Accommodations

Students with a 504 plan or an IEP who are intending to take AP Exams this spring may qualify for special testing accommodations. Information can be found on College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities.

Please contact Lisa Hager at lhager@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us if you have any questions about eligibility or the accommodation request process.