AP Exam Information
OPHS requires that all students taking an AP class must take the AP exam in order to get credit for that class.
All students taking an AP exam must register for each of their AP exams at myap.collegeboard.org by October 15, 2021, in order for their exam(s) to be ordered.
Students are required to pay a CollegeBoard fee of $96 per exam. Pleases pay attention to dates because late fees apply for late orders or late drops.
Taken each May by students all over the world, the AP Exam is the final step you take after a year of hard work in an AP class. These standardized exams are designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of the course — a successful score could even earn you credit and advanced placement in college.
Each of the 38 exams has its own unique requirements; however, almost all the exams have several things in common:
- Most exams are two to three hours long. Be prepared to tackle a challenging exam with limited breaks. Eat a good breakfast and, if you're taking more than one exam on the same day, pack lunch and snacks to keep you going.
- The first part of the exam usually consists of multiple-choice questions. You will choose one of four or five answer choices for each question and use a pencil to bubble in your choice on your AP answer sheet. Your total exam score on the multiple-choice section is based only on the number of questions answered correctly. You won’t receive or lose points for incorrect answers or unanswered questions.
- The second part of the exam usually consists of free-response questions that require you to generate your own responses. Depending on the exam, your responses could be in the form of an essay, a solution to a problem, or a spoken response. In most cases, you’ll be writing your response in pen in the free-response exam booklet.