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.

Update for 2020-21: Due to this year’s unusual circumstances, the unused/canceled exam fee won’t be applied this year. Register for your exams by the deadline indicated by your school—this is the best way to keep your options open because if your situation changes and you ultimately decide to not take your exams in 2021, we won’t charge your school for those exams. However, the late order fee does still apply this year if you decide after the ordering deadline that you want to take an exam.

Fee Reductions

If you have significant financial need, you may be eligible for a $33 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.

Exam Fees

Description

Cost per Exam

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

$95

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

$125

AP Seminar or AP Research Exam taken anywhere

$143

Late order fee
Exams ordered between November 14 and March 12 incur a late order fee in addition to the exam fee. This fee doesn’t apply to exams for courses that start after November 13 and exams for students that transfer into the school.

$40 in addition to the exam fee

*This means exams administered at schools in the United States, U.S. territories and commonwealths, Canada, and all DoDEA schools.
**This 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.
Note:

  • 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 cases. 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.

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