AP Testing



Taking an AP exam is optional, but we encourage students to consider the opportunity.


Please review the steps below to ensure that you are registered for your AP exam(s) or that you have communicated your desire to not take an AP exam.


Step 1: Make sure you have joined your AP class section on College Board; an exam CANNOT be ordered for you if you don’t join your class section!

a. College Board profiles are the same accounts used to collect prior year PSAT/NMSQT® or AP® Exam scores. Do not create a new account if you already have one.  If you have never created a College Board account, create one by clicking on ‘Create Account on http://myap.collegeboard.org.

b. Log into the College Board MyAP site at http://myap.collegeboard.org using your College Board profile and apply the ‘Join Code’ (access code) you received from your teacher for each of your subjects. Join Codes are subject, teacher and class period specific. 


c. ALL Students need to complete the Join step to be able to access the free online resources for their AP® Subject made available on MyAP, and for exam registration.  The default is set to ‘YES’ for taking the exam (your registration will be complete once payment is made).  


If a student is opting out of the exam, please email champer@helenaschools.org and include your full name and the exam(s) you are NOT taking.  


Step 2: Pay your exam fee $100 per exam by November 4.

a. Pay online at https://helenaschools.revtrak.net/.

b.  If you are on free/reduced lunch, the fee is $47 per exam (you will indicate this in the RevTrak system)



How will the AP exams be administered this year?

The 2023 AP Exams will be full-length, paper and pencil only administered in schools (locations TBD).  


When will the AP exams be administered?

TBD. See AP exam calendar for complete schedule https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/exam-calendar


What if I miss the November 4 deadline for payment?

It is CRUCIAL to meet the deadline so that we may secure a test for you. If you order an exam past the November 4 deadline, you will be subject to a late order fee of $40 per exam.


What if I can’t pay by the November 4 deadline?

Please work back with your school counselor if payment of fees creates a financial hardship.


Will I be able to cancel my exam?

A $40 cancellation fee will be applied to any refunds requested after November 15.  To cancel, email champer@helenaschools.org and include your full name and the title of the exam(s) to cancel.


If you have any questions regarding AP registration and payment, please contact Capital High School’s AP Coordinator:


Ms. Hamper