Can I register for an AP Exam if my school doesn’t offer AP courses or administer AP Exams?

Yes. You can’t order AP Exams directly, but you should be able to arrange to take exams at a nearby high school that administers AP Exams. Here’s how.

Your first step is to contact AP Services for Students via our online form or call 888-225-5427 (toll free in the United States and Canada) or +1-212-632-1780. That office can give you contact information for local AP coordinators who may be willing to test outside students. We recommend you do this no later than September 4.

You are then responsible for contacting coordinators on that list to see if one of them can arrange testing for you. You should do this no later than October 4. Note that schools may have their own local deadlines for receiving requests from outside students to test at their school.

When you find an AP coordinator able to administer your AP Exam(s), he or she is responsible for ordering your exam materials, telling you when and where to report for the exams, and collecting the exam fees.