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AP Exams

The final round of AP exams - called Exception Testing - will be held June 22 through June 30. Students can get more information HERE.
 
Students who have registered for a makeup exam should also complete THIS FORM so that the PVPHS AP Coordinators can track the makeup request.
Some AP subjects - Studio Art, Seminar, and Computer Science Principles - require students to submit portfolios in lieu of testing. These portfolios must be uploaded no later than 9pm on Tuesday, May 26. Students in these classes are encouraged to complete their portfolio upload by Friday, May 22 in case they encounter technical difficulties.
 
 
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL AP STUDENTS TO REVIEW THIS LIST AND THIS LIST OF TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FROM COLLEGE BOARD. THEY HAVE ADDRESSED ISSUES THAT HAVE PREVENTED STUDENTS FROM SUCCESSFULLY UPLOADING THEIR EXAM  ANSWERS DURING THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF TESTING.
 
 
EXAM TIPS
  • Before Exam Day
    • Make sure you can locate your E-Ticket well in advance. It will be available 48 hours before your exam.
      • CollegeBoard will send it to your email on file AND post it to your CollegeBoard account (myap.collegeboard.org)
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    • Prepare your testing environment
      • Select a quiet area of your home
      • Print out a copy of College Board's Exam Day Checklist for each of their AP exams, fill it out, and have it nearby when they start their exam.
        • IMPORTANT - Write your AP ID (available in your CollegeBoard account and on your E-Ticket) on your checklist - you will need to access it several times during testing
      • Gather required exam-specific documents HERE
      • Review course-specific information HERE
      • If you will be writing your answer(s) by hand, prepare several pieces of paper by writing your AP ID and initials at the top of each page
      • Extra pen and paper for notes
      • Reference materials at hand
      • Device(s) plugged in and able to access the internet
 
  • On Exam Day
    • Ask family members to stay off of the broadband
    • 30 minutes BEFORE the exam start time click the Click Here To Go To Your Exam link on your E-Ticket to step through all of the id / security screens before the exam starts
    • Do not refresh your browser during the exam
    • If you lose connectivity you can click the Start Exam link on your E-Ticket and the exam should resume 
    • Save your work often
    • Keep the exam countdown clock visible
      • The last 5 minutes of the countdown clock will turn red and are designed for you to upload your response.
      • You MUST hit the SUBMIT button before the timer reaches 0:00
 
  • Something go wrong?
    • You should receive a confirmation on your screen that your response has been received
    • If you have technical difficulties or some other unforeseen event prohibits you from completing your exam you can request a June makeup exam. You will need to complete the CollegeBoard's Request Makeup Form within 48 hours of your exam. We also as k that you complete THIS PVPHS FORM so that we can help track the request.
 
 
 
Questions or concerns? Please talk to your AP teacher or contact AP Coordinators Katie Clovis (clovisk@pvpusd.net)  or Susan Breitenstein (breitensteins@pvpusd.net)