Advanced Placement (AP)

2020-21 AP Exam Registration – Deadline: Friday, Nov. 6

Important Information:

  • If your student has not taken an AP exam prior to this year, it will be important to set up a College Board account.  Go here to create an account (if you do not have one already).
  • Registration has multiple steps:
  1. Students log in to their College Board account, enter a specific join code to become part of AP Classroom for that course, and choose “Yes” to indicate if they plan to take the AP exam.  See a step by step handout for this process here.
      • If a student is taking multiple AP classes, they will have a different join code for each class.
  1. Students submit this online form by the end of the day on Nov. 6, 2020 (they must be logged into their Office 365 account).  Exam fee/s will be added to a student’s account after their form responses are reviewed.
  2. Families go to Pay Online to complete payment.  Please contact our ASB Bookkeeper, Ann Fullington, if you have questions about how to complete payment.
  • What is the cost of an AP exam? 
    • Each AP exam costs $95. 
  • Is financial assistance available?
    • Yes.  If a student requests financial assistance through the online form, an administrator will check with them before any fees are assessed.  Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can receive financial assistance for the full cost of any AP exam fees.  Please contact your student’s administrator if you have questions about financial assistance.
  • Can a student cancel their exam and receive a full refund?
    • Yes, a student can decide to cancel their exam after Nov. 4 for any reason and they will receive a full refund.
  • Can a student order an exam after Nov. 6?
    • Yes, though there is a $40 late fee per exam ordered and all orders must be completed by Mar. 5.
  • How does a student set up College Board-approved accommodations for AP testing (such as extended time)?
    • Students who feel that they need accommodations should contact their counselor to ensure that all paperwork is submitted promptly.  The deadline to begin the accommodations process for AP exams is Jan. 15, 2021. 

Note: Mrs. Armstrong will be out on maternity leave for the first few months of the school year, so please contact Mr. Krogstad with any questions about AP registration.

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

Advanced Placement (AP) is a College Board program (like the PSAT and SAT). The AP exam is a culmination of content learned in a year-long course. These courses are college-level and accelerated. Liberty HS offers 20 AP courses that span all subject areas.

AP College Board Advanced Placement Program logo

Before considering taking an AP course, it is important to familiarize yourself with what an AP course actually entails. This is time-consuming, challenging coursework, so make sure you actually like the subject, want the challenge, feel confident with the material, and have time to devote. The AP course descriptions in the Course Guide will give you an idea of what is expected in each course, what prior knowledge and experience may be helpful, etc. For more information about our AP course offerings, please refer to our Course Guide.

The AP exams occur in the first two full weeks of May of each year and are 2-3.25 hours long (length varies by subject area). AP exam scores are available in July and students can send scores to colleges to receive college credit. Each college will have their respective AP exam score policy. AP exam scores are not required for college admission.

General AP information via College Board:

AP Courses

Subject Area Course (Teacher Website)

2-D Art (Cooper)
3-D Art (Helmick)


English Language and Composition (Daughters)
English Literature and Composition (Dragavon)

Social Studies

US Government and Politics (Cooke)
US History (Darnell)
World History: Modern (Kurtz)


Calculus AB (Kennedy)
Calculus BC (Kruzich)
Statistics (Kruzich)


Biology (Stephens)
Chemistry (Schneider)
Environmental Science (Dennis)

Social Sciences

Human Geography (Antrim, Fannon)
Psychology (Henry)


Computer Science A (Woffinden)
Computer Science Principles (Woffinden)

World Languages

French (Maciel)
Japanese (Abe)
Spanish (Noon)