Now that you’ve decided to take an AP course, find out how to register for the exam.

If your school offers AP courses, contact your AP coordinator to register. They will order the exams, collect fees, and let you know when and where to show up. 

Exam Taking Guidelines

You can take as many AP Exams as you want; in fact, with the exception of the AP Capstone Diploma program, the AP Program doesn’t require you to take an AP course before taking an AP Exam.

However, there are some rules you need to know before signing up for exams:

  • Calculus exams: You may not take both Calculus AB and Calculus BC within the same year.
  • Exam conflicts: If two of the exams you want to take are scheduled for the same time, ask your AP coordinator for information about taking one of the exams during the late-testing period.
  • Studio Art portfolio exams: You may submit more than one Studio Art portfolio exam, but each must be a different type of portfolio. You may not duplicate works or images among the portfolios and portfolios may not be combined. For example, if you want to submit a portfolio for both Drawing and 2-D Design, you will need to submit two separate portfolios with two completely different sets of artwork, and you must pay two separate fees.
  • Repeating exams: You may repeat an exam in a subsequent year. If you do, both scores will be reported unless you request that one be withheld or canceled.

What if I’m Homeschooled or at a School That Doesn’t Offer AP?

You may be able to take AP Exams by arranging to test at a participating school. Take a look at this resource for Homeschooled Students and Students Whose Schools Don’t Offer AP to find an approved test site.

International Students

If you are registering for AP Exams in India without access to AP courses in your school, visit AP in India. For students in China, please visit AP in China.