AP Exams: Important Information for Parents of AP Students

AP Exams: Important Information for Parents of AP Students 

Why take the exam?

  • Students may earn college credit or place out of college courses based on their exam scores (colleges’ policies vary)
  • High AP scores can strengthen college applications
  • A student with a low AP exam score may choose not to report that score on college applications
  • Colleges reviewing applications usually look for AP exam scores from AP classes taken junior year or earlier

Why not take the exam?

  • Each exam costs $94
  • Some colleges offer credit only for scores of 4 or 5, which are difficult to obtain

The College Counseling office will order AP exams according to students’ confirmation.  Those who have requested an exam may cancel at any time for a fee of $15. Please contact the office with questions (262.752.2627 / [email protected]).