ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING (AP)
Exam Registration: Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
Registration is earlier than normal though the AP experience will largely remain the same - the exams will still be administered in May - but students will now commit to taking the exams in the fall instead of the spring.
All AP students have a College Board account that gives them access to new free online resources from the College Board that their teachers will be using throughout the year. This account also gives students access to their previous PSAT, SAT, and AP test scores.
Each AP Exam costs $94.00. AP Seminar or Research is $142
- If your student qualifies for Free/Reduced lunch, the State of Washington will pay 100% of testing fees. Complete the Low Income Student Verification Form along with the AP Test Registration form and turn it in to the Business Office.
- If your family needs assistance with paying for the exams or has extenuating circumstances preventing you from paying by the deadline we will work together to find a solution that ensures your child can take the exam. Please complete the "Financial Planning Sheet" along with the AP Test Registration form and submit them to Stephanie Bergere in the Counseling Office.
Please note: If a student registers for an exam in the fall and decides not to take the test in May there is a mandated $40 cancellation fee. Additionally, if a student decides to register after the fall registration due date, a $40 late fee will be assessed. These prices are set by College Board and are not negotiable.
Next Steps: Complete the AP Test Registration Form (along with payment) anytime between October 1- 31. Payments will be made to the Business Office or online through our District payment system.
Additional resources for students and parents can be found at the following sites:
- A video explaining the changes
- Student information on Collegeboard Website
- Parent information on Collegeboard Website
SAT, PSAT, ACT
College Admission Testing
SAT (Scholastic Apptitude Test)
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. For more information go to http://www.collegeboard.com/
PSAT (Practice SAT)
Results from the PSAT are powerful tools for promoting college readiness and college planning, especially when explained to students and parents and shared with colleagues.
ACT (American College Test)
The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The ACT has up to five components: English, Math, Reading, Science, and an optional Writing test. For more information go to http://www.actstudent.org/index.html
Community Colleges Requirements
Community colleges do not require an ACT or an SAT. We still suggest that students take the SAT - the score can be used for scholarships and/or for Math and English placement. Please check with your chosen community college for their placement testing requirements.