AP Exam Registration

AP Exam Registration

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 12:03pm

11/18/19 - UPDATE

From November 18th through March 13th, 2020, student may continue to register, but must see Dr. Kiehl in room 109 for a paper registration form.  There is a $40 per exam late fee charged by College Board.  Students who wish to cancel their registration must email Dr. Kiehl at mkiehl@hcpss.org.  College Board charges a $40 cancellation fee, meaning the refund will be $54.  

11/6/19 - Students may continue to register through the Portal until 11/8 with no penalties.  After the 8th, students must see Dr. Kiehl to register by hand.  Registration ends at the end of the school day on the 15th.

9/18/19 - AP Exam Registration Instructions

Please read all earlier information below before beginning the registration process

2020 AP Exam dates:  May 4-15 – a list of exams and dates can be found here
Late Exam Testing: May 22-24 (for extenuating circumstances, coordinated through Dr. Kiehl and Ms. Comberiate)
Location: Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, 2750 Rogers Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Mt. Hebron’s AP Coordinators: Melissa Kiehl and Amy Comberiate --  mkiehl@hcpss.org (410-313-2887) or amy_comberiate@hcpss.org

Cost per exam: $94 – credit card payments go through the school system; check, or money order made out to: Mt. Hebron High School.  Financial assistance is available if you qualify, and is requested through the Naviance registration.

Registration runs from October 1 through November 1.

For step-by-step instructions with screen shots, you can view these slides.  Registration instructions are also detailed below.


Step 1 – If you submitted your permission form to use the College Board portal for registration, log into the Portal using your account. myap.collegeboard.org
Step 2 – Your teachers provided you with a unique join code for each AP class in which you are enrolled.  If you haven’t done so already, enroll in the course. You should see a button the course page that says, “Register for Exam.”  Click that button to register and confirm your decision on the pop up window.  You will need to do this for each exam you wish to take.
Step 3 - Sign-in to Naviance (linked through hcpss.me)
Step 4 - Read the instructions for “2020 AP Test Registration” on the Naviance homepage (at the bottom, under “Pages”)
Step 5 - Click on the “About Me” tab near the top of the homepage
Step 6 - Choose “My Surveys” and then either, “Surveys not started” or “Surveys in Progress.”  Then select “2020 AP Exam Registration & Fee Waiver Request”
Step 7 - Complete the registration form
Step 8 - Print the form
Step 9 - Click submit
Step 10 - Bring the printed form with a parent/guardian signature with your online payment receipt or a check or money order made out to Mt. Hebron High School, to the administrative hallway near Student Services, and drop it off in the AP Box (please staple the payment to your form).

Rosters of students who have registered for AP Exams will be emailed to teachers on a regular basis.  Students must check these rosters to ensure they are registered.

9/16/19 - AP Exams - A Guide for Mt. Hebron Students

This week, students will receive a handout with instructions for how to register for AP exams.  Registration opens October 1st.  Students must register in BOTH the College Board Portal AND Naviance (as detailed on the handout).

8/27/19 - AP Exams – A Guide for Mt. Hebron Parents

Dear Parents,

Thank you for supporting your child through the AP course experience.  In 2019, nearly 500 students took over 1,100 AP exams – that equates to roughly 80% of students enrolled in an AP courses taking at least one exam.  If your child plans to take the end-of-course exam, please take note of the following important information.

College Board now requires students to register for exams in October. Registration is a two-step process.  Students must use the College Board Portal to elect which exams they wish to take. They will access the portal using their College Board account and a join code provided by the AP teacher. Parents must “opt in” to allow students to use the Portal.  Teachers will provide “opt in” forms to all their AP students.  (The opt in form can be found here).  Then, they will use their Naviance/Family Connections account to complete the registration process and pay for the exam(s).  This is a county process, and registration is only open to student accounts. Students must complete both steps in order to register.  They will receive detailed instructions soon.
The cost is $94/exam.  Payment must be made at the time of registration.  After students select their exams in the Portal and submit the online Naviance registration, they are asked to submit a printed copy of the Naviance form along with proof of payment (check, or print-out of online credit card payment).

 Student Registration

Exam ordered by Nov. 1


HCPSS Late Registration

Exams ordered between Nov. 6 and 15th

$94+$20 fee

College Board Late registration

Ordered Nov. 16–Mar 13

$94 + $40 fee


canceled exam

Exam that is canceled

or not taken by the student 

                                           $40 fee

*Refund before Feb 8th for on time registration - $54

**Refund after Feb 8th for on time registration - $45

If you elect to register after November 1st, there is no guarantee your registration can be processed in time to avoid fees.  Please register by the 1st. 
There is no discount for multiple exams.
Students who are self-studying or in Virtual AP courses must follow the same deadlines, but need to see Dr. Kiehl to acquire the join code for registration.
Fee waivers are available for students who meet certain financial need criteria.  Details will be available in Naviance.

Exams are held off-site at Crossroads Church of the Nazarene (2750 Rogers Ave., Ellicott City, MD 21043).  Students must provide their own transportation to and from the exam, so please plan accordingly.  Exams are generally 4 hours, and begin at 8am or 12pm (with students arriving 30 minutes prior).  The schedule of exams can be found at: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/exam-dates-and-fees
Students who can receive accommodations for disabilities must have approval from College Board to receive accommodations during AP exams.  Work with your counselor prior to February to ensure this.  If a student has approved accommodations, they should sync in the new AP Portal.
Additional information will be posted on the Mt. Hebron Homepage, Naviance Homepage, and shared through teachers.
Parents are also invited to attend county meetings to learn more about the process.

Area 1

Area 2

Area 3

Hammond High School

Sept 9th 6 pm

Howard High School

Sept 11th 6pm

Centennial High School

Sept 10th 6:30 pm

River Hill
Wilde Lake

Long Reach

Marriotts Ridge
Mount Hebron
Oakland Mills


If you have course-specific questions, please talk with your child’s teacher.  If you have questions about any of the information on this announcement, please reach out to the appropriate AP Coordinator:

Dr. Melissa Kiehl – School-Based Coordinator - mkiehl@hcpss.org or 410-313-2880

Dr. Kiehl is the point of contact for questions about registration, or other issues leading up to the exam.  She is a teacher in the building, and can be found in room 109.

Mrs. Amy Comberiate – Testing-Site Coordinator - amy_comberiate@hcpss.org

Ms. Comberiate is the point of contact during the two-week testing period.  She will be on-site at Crossroads coordinating the testing, including accommodations.  She is an English teacher on leave from Mt. Hebron.