Exam Fees

The AP Program charges a fee for each AP Exam. 

How students pay for their AP Exam is different from school to school. 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 $32 College Board fee reduction per AP Exam, depending on the state in which you attend school. Most states provide federal or state funds, or both, 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.

Exam Fees

Description Cost per Exam
Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research) taken in the U.S., U.S. territories, and Canada* $94
Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research) taken outside the U.S.** $124
AP Seminar or AP Research Exam taken anywhere $142
Late order fee
Exams ordered between November 16 and March 13 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 in addition to the exam fee

Unused/canceled exam fee
Exams canceled after November 15, or ordered exams that are not taken, incur an unused/canceled exam fee. This fee doesn’t apply to exams originally ordered for students who transfer out of the school.

$40

*This means exams administered at schools in the United States, U.S. territories and commonwealths, Canada, and U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools.

**This means exams administered at schools outside of the United States, U.S. territories and commonwealths, and Canada, with the exception of U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). Fees for exams taken at authorized test centers outside the United States vary.

Note:

  • Your school may require you to pay a higher fee than listed in the table to cover proctoring and administration costs.
  • If you are approved to take an alternate exam during the late-testing period, you may have to pay an additional $40 per exam late-testing fee. Note that many reasons for late testing do not incur the late-testing fee. Check with your school’s AP coordinator to learn more about late-testing policies and any fees.

Additional Fee Policies

AP Seminar and AP Research

Once your school’s AP coordinator orders an AP Seminar or AP Research Exam for you, the full exam fee of $142 will be charged. 

AP Computer Science Principles

For AP CSP, once your school’s AP coordinator orders the end-of-course exam for you, the exam fee of $94 will be charged. 

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