REGISTRATION FOR AP EXAMINATIONS SPRING 2021
At this time the College Board is planning for exams to be in-person & on-site. Should conditions with COVID-19 force school closures as they did in the spring of 2020, the College Board will communicate back-up exam procedures to students directly.
Three reasons why you should take an AP Exam:
1. A good score may earn college credit: 90% of US colleges and universities provide credit and/or advanced placement of qualifying AP exam scores. College credit awarded based on AP exam scores can save you a lot of money. A good exam score DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY qualify you for college credit. You should check with the college you wish to attend and read their AP policy. Most schools provide this information on their website or in their catalog.
2. Your score on the exam provides good feedback. AP Exams can serve as a good indicator of your preparation for college. A good score conirms that you have gained college-level knowledge in your tested area. It can also be a sign of the study and retention of skills necessary to do well in college.
3. You may win an AP Scholar Award: The College Board grants some high school students who perform exceptionally well on the AP exams the AP Scholar Award. While the award does not have monetary value, it is an excellent addition to college admission applications.
Registration: September 21, 12:01 a.m. – November 12, 11:59 p.m. Please sign up and pay for your specific subject AP Test(s) online through the Kaneland Webstore, www.kaneland.org. Only KHS students may take AP exams at KHS. All AP students must join their subject areas’ AP Classroom. See your teacher for more details.
Testing: May 3 - May 14
|2021 SPRING AP EXAM SCHEDULE|
|Biology||Friday, May 14||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM||$95.00|
|Calculus AB||Tuesday, May 4||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM||$95.00|
|Calculus BC||Tuesday, May 4||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM||$95.00|
|Chemistry||Friday, May 7||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM||$95.00|
|Computer Science A||Thursday, May 6||12:00 PM - 4:00 PM||$95.00|
|English Language & Composition||Wednesday, May 12||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM||$95.00|
|English Literature & Composition||Wednesday, May 5||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM||$95.00|
|Environmental Science||Friday, May 14||12:00 PM - 4:00 PM||$95.00|
|French Language & Culture||Monday, May 10||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM||$95.00|
|Human Geography||Tuesday, May 4||12:00 PM - 4:00 PM||$95.00|
|Physics 1 (Algebra-Based)||Wednesday, May 5||12:00 PM - 4:00 PM||$95.00|
|Physics 2 (Algebra-Based)||Friday, May 7||12:00 PM - 4:00 PM||$95.00|
|Spanish Language & Culture||Tuesday, May 11||8:00 PM - 12:00 PM||$95.00|
|Statistics||Thursday, May 13||12:00 PM - 4:00 PM||$95.00|
|US History||Thursday, May 6||8:00 AM - 12:00 PM||$95.00|
|Studio Art||This exam is online digital portfolio-based.|
Contact Ms. VanDelinder-Birchfield for more information.
* Students currently receiving Free and Reduced Lunch may waive the $95 AP Exam fee provided they are currently enrolled or have previously completed the corresponding AP class at KHS. If you qualify, you must sign up for your exams in person at the Student Services office.
*Students may order an exam after the November 12 deadline until March 12, 2021. College Board charges an additional Late Fee of $40 per exam. Students will need to register online and pay the exam and late fee if they miss the November 12 deadline. The online registration will reopen on Dec. 7 - March 12.
AP Ordering Deadlines and Policies
One of the most significant changes for AP schools is that AP Exam orders must be submitted in the fall.
Moving the exam taking decision toward the start of the AP course benefits students and boosts the learning culture in AP classrooms. When students commit to the exam from day one, they invest themselves in their classes, teaming with their teachers and classmates to do the daily work needed to earn a score on the AP Exam that will qualify them for college credit and/or placement.
Fall Ordering and Student Outcomes
More than half of the schools that offer AP currently require students to make exam-taking decisions in the fall. At these schools, AP-ready students are more likely to earn a score of 3 or higher; students take AP courses at the same rates as students at schools that require exam-taking decisions later in the year; and educators report seeing increased engagement from students from the start of the course.
In the 2017-18 school year, we piloted fall exam registration with 40,000 students. We saw an increase in scores of 3 or higher across multiple groups. Moving the time of registration made a difference across the board, but it had the strongest effect for students who are traditionally underrepresented in AP: