Placer High School's AP Policy

PLACER HIGH SCHOOL 2022 ADVANCED PLACEMENT POLICIES AND REMINDERS

 

Thank you for registering to take one or more AP exams this year. We wish all of our students much success! Please note that all of the blue underlined website links in this document can be found on the Placer High Advanced Placement Webpage.  

1. Students and parents should check carefully the Placer AP Exam Schedule 2022 now to make sure there are no sports-related or other scheduling conflicts with the dates/times of AP exams being taken. Please report any issues to Mr. Ward immediately.

2. On the day prior to any scheduled AP exam, be sure to re-check the Placer AP Exam Schedule 2022 for any start time or location updates.

 

Below are additional important Advanced Placement policies and reminders that are essential for all students and parents to review carefully:

 

AP Testing Location & Exam Day Arrival Time

Students taking AP exams should arrive at the testing site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the exam, as exam administration will begin promptly. Once testing commences, students who arrive late will not be admitted as per College Board policy.

 

Testing Accommodation Requests

It is the responsibility of students with documented disabilities and their parents to request testing accommodations through The College Board if needed. Such accommodations are not automatic. The deadline for requesting accommodations and submitting the required paperwork is January 18, 2022. Be sure to read about AP Testing Accommodations then make contact with Mr. Ward in the Counseling Office immediately if requesting any accommodations. Please note that The College Board determines if any testing accommodations are granted, and there is no guarantee that they will approve all requests.

 

Fee Reduction Eligibility

Students who participate in the federal Free & Reduced Lunch Program are eligible for a fee reduction that brings the AP exam cost down to $20 each. Families that are not designated as Free & Reduced Lunch at school but who meet federal income criteria are encouraged to submit an online application. Please note that this fee reduction is not automatic and must be requested in the appropriate section when registering online. Students who qualify must wait to receive confirmation of eligibility for the reduced fee before proceeding with the submission of AP payments online. Students who find they qualify for a fee reduction after submitting an AP exam payment should see Mrs. Pearson in the Placer High School Counseling Office immediately.

 

Important Online Dates and Deadlines

For FALL AP Classes:

Registration for Fall AP Classes:

Sept 30, 2021 - Online AP Registration Portal Opens for Fall AP class exams

Nov 1, 2021 - Registration and payments after this date will incur a $20 per exam non-refundable late fee 

Nov 8, 2021 - Registration and payments after this date will incur a $50 per exam non-refundable late order fee

 

Refunds for Fall AP Classes:

Nov 8, 2021 - Deadline for a $95 per exam partial refund ($10 refund for reduced fee exams) for any Fall AP class exams ordered

Dec 3, 2021 - Deadline for a $55 per exam partial refund for any Fall AP class exams ordered

(No refunds for Fall AP class exams will be issued after this date)


 

Registration for Spring AP Classes:

Jan 31, 2022 - Online AP Registration Portal Opens for Spring AP class exams

Mar 1, 2022 - Registration and payments after this date will incur a $20 per exam non-refundable late fee 

Mar 8, 2022 - Online AP Exam Registration Portal closes for ALL AP class exams

 

Refunds for Spring AP Classes:

March 1, 2022 Deadline for a $95 per exam partial refund ($10 refund for reduced fee exams) for any Spring AP class exams ordered

April 1, 2022 - Deadline for a $55 per exam partial refund for any Spring AP class exams ordered

(No refunds for Spring AP class exams will be issued after this date)

 

Exam Refunds

Students who pay for FALL AP class exams then decide not to take them may request a partial refund of $95 per exam ($10 refund for reduced-fee exams) by November 8, 2021.  The last day to request a $55 per exam partial refund for any FALL AP class exams ordered is December 3, 2021.  No refunds for regular-fee FALL AP class exams will be issued after December 3, 2021.

 

Students who pay for SPRING AP class exams then decide not to take them may request a partial refund of $95 per exam ($10 refund for reduced-fee exams) by March 1, 2022.  The last day to request a $55 per exam partial refund for any Spring AP class exams ordered is April 1, 2022.   No refunds for regular-fee SPRING AP class exams will be issued after April 1, 2022.

Please note that refunds are not automatic, and students are responsible for requesting any refunds by seeing Mr. Ward in the Placer Counseling Office.

 

Exam Day Reminders

Because multiple-choice content is sometimes reused, no one other than the student may see the multiple-choice content during the exam. Multiple-choice section: Students may never give the content to anyone else; discuss it with anyone (including AP teachers), or share it through any means, including, but not limited to, email, text messages, photographs, and social media/the internet. Free-response section: Students may only discuss free-response content that is released on the College Board website two days after the regularly scheduled exam administration. If the content in the exam is not released, students may not discuss it with anyone.

 

What to Bring on Exam Day:

-       Water and a snack to consume during the exam break time.

-       No. 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils) and pens with black or dark blue ink.  

-       A sweatshirt or sweater in case the testing room is cold.

-       A watch that does not have internet access, does not beep and does not have an alarm (in the event that it is difficult to view the wall clock for self-pacing during the exam).

-       Up to two approved calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking the Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exams.   Visit https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/exam-policies/calculator-policy to find the calculator policy for your subject and for a list of approved graphing calculators. 

-       A ruler or straightedge only if you’re taking an AP Physics Exam. Protractors are not allowed.

 

What Not to Bring on Exam Day:

-       Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, laptop, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod® , etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, and any other electronic or communication devices. Cell phones should be left in the car or can be dropped off in the holding bin before entering the testing room.

-       Watches that beep or have an alarm or smartwatches.

-       Computers.

-       Books, compasses, protractors, mechanical pencils, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters, notes, or colored pencils.

-       Scratch paper. (Notes can be made on portions of the exam booklets.)

-       Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.

-       Clothing with subject-related information.

 

Students or parents who have questions or who need assistance prior to exam days should contact Theresa Pearson at tpearson@puhsd.k12.ca.us  (530) 745-5767 or David Ward at dward@puhsd.k12.ca.us  (530) 745-5717.

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