The AP Exam Payment Process is Changing on February 15th!
On Tuesday, February 15th, we will be implementing a new system for paying for AP Exams. This new system will send invoices by email to the parent of any student who has not yet paid for their AP exams. The emailed invoice will be from My School Bucks and will provide a link to pay for the exams with a credit card (there will still be a 4% fee). Parents/students can also still opt to pay via check or cash, brought directly to Ms. Hubbard in the Media Center or placed in the drop box in Student Services. Once the invoice is paid, parents can check on Synergy through the Parent Portal to see that the exams are registered and paid. Parents will receive reminder emails from the My School Bucks system until the invoice is paid in full.
Here are some common questions and answers about the new system:
REGISTRATION DEADLINE March 13th
Steps to Register and Pay for AP Exams
A student who wishes to take an exam for a course they are not enrolled in should use the same survey, but must work with Ms. Hubbard to add the exam.
Steps to Verify Registration and Payment for AP Exams
Exam Fees and Deadlines
Students have two options for payment: online payments using a credit card, or check made out to MHHS. Students can make as many online payments during the window of registration as necessary (thus creating an individualized payment plan for multiple exams). Any payment made by check must be for the full amount and payable to MHHS. There is a 4% handling fee for online payments.
Economic issues should not prevent a student from taking an AP exam. College Board allows fee reductions for students with acute financial need. Additionally, there are Howard County funds that provide assistance. Students who are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunches (under the National School Lunch Act) qualify for fee reductions for each exam they take. If you do not qualify for one of the College Board approved aides, but are experiencing financial hardship, please contact Ms. Hubbard directly.
Late Testing (May 17th – 20th)
Late testing is available for students who have conflicts with exams. Students who have two exams that are administered at the same date/time have already been notified by Mrs. Comberiate that one exam has been rescheduled. If you need to schedule an exam during the Late Testing interval, contact Mrs. Hubbard or Mrs. Comberiate as soon as possible. The primary reason for Late Testing is for students who are taking two exams that are scheduled for the same session. There are additional approved circumstances under which Late Testing (with an alternative form of the exam) can be arranged. Some of these circumstances require additional fees. Since there are often conflicts with graduation events, seniors should consider their schedules very carefully before requesting Late Testing.
Students who cancel their exam registration will receive a refund, less the $40 cancellation fee charged by College Board. Refunds will be processed after May 27th.
Services for Student with Disabilities (SSD) are available to students with documented disabilities. If you have a disability but have not yet documented it with College Board, please contact your school counselor Student Services immediately.
Thanks for your cooperation and as always, please contact us if we can be of assistance!
Ms. Suellen Hubbard and Ms. Amy Comberiate
The Regular Registration window for AP Testing closed on 11/15/21. We are still able to make changes to the testing choices, but there are now charges associated with those changes. If you decide to take an exam that you are not signed up for, there is a $40 late registration fee. If you would like to cancel an exam for which you are currently registered, there is a $40 cancellation fee. These fees are charged by College Board, and we do not have the ability to remove them.
Any changes you might want to make must be made by the AP Coordinators, Ms. Hubbard or Ms. Comberiate. You can reach Ms. Hubbard in the Testing Office in the back of the media center, or email@example.com, and Ms. Comberiate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exam fees will be collected starting in late January. Please watch for updates and Canvas emails regarding how and when to make the payments.