2024 AP Exam Fees

The AP Program charges a fee for each AP Exam.

Your school will help you submit any AP Exam fees you owe—you can’t pay on this website. Talk to your AP coordinator to find out what to do.

Fee Reductions

If you have significant financial need, you may be eligible for a $36 College Board fee reduction per AP Exam. Depending on your state, there might also be additional funding available to supplement the College Board fee reduction and reduce your cost even further. Check with your AP coordinator to find out what support may be available to you.

2024 AP Exam Fees


Cost per Exam

AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research) taken in the U.S., U.S. territories, Canada, and DoDEA schools*


AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research) taken outside the U.S.*


AP Seminar or AP Research Exam taken anywhere


Late order fee

Exams ordered between November 16 and March 15 for full-year or first-semester courses incur a late order fee in addition to the exam fee. This fee doesn’t apply to exams for courses that start after November 15 and exams for students that transfer into the school.

$40 per exam in addition to the exam fee

Unused/canceled exam fee

If you decide after the November 15 ordering deadline not to take an exam that was ordered for you, the charge is $40 per exam instead of the full exam fee. The $40 fee applies to any unused or canceled exam, including an exam ordered for a student who qualifies for a College Board fee reduction. It’s important to tell your AP coordinator if you decide not to take an exam.

This fee doesn’t apply if you transfer out of a school.

$40 per exam

* “Outside the U.S.” means exams administered at schools outside of the United States, U.S. territories and commonwealths, Canada, and DoDEA schools. Fees for exams taken at authorized test centers outside the United States vary.


  • Your school may require you to pay a higher fee than listed in the table to cover proctoring and administration costs.
  • In most cases, there’s no additional fee to take an alternate exam during the late-testing schedule. If you’re planning to take an exam during the late-testing period, check with your school’s AP coordinator to confirm whether you owe an additional late-testing fee.