The 2017 AP administration runs from Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 12th. The full exam schedule can be found on the Allendale Columbia School calendar in MyAC. Unless otherwise specified, AP exams will be administered in the Gannett Gym.
Both students and parents are encouraged to read through the “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2016-2017” prior to the AP administration. This publication is available online on this website and hard copies are available in my office for anyone who would like one. It is important to remember that the College Board administers the AP program, and we must uphold the College Board’s test regulations and guidelines. For example, it is imperative that students arrive at least 15 minutes before the test begins (i.e. 7:45 a.m. for the 8:00 a.m. start and 12 p.m. for the 12:15 p.m. start); the AP proctor must begin the test promptly at the designated start time and late students will not be admitted. It is advisable for students to arrange transportation well in advance of their AP exam. Please note that students who normally take a bus should arrange for other transportation on their AP exam days.
Another important AP exam policy to take note of is that cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited from the exam room and may not be used during the break. We recommend that students keep their cell phones locked in their lockers in the Upper School. If a cell phone goes off or is discovered during an AP exam or during a break, that student’s score will be canceled. Students, you have worked too hard this year to compromise your exam scores, so please familiarize yourselves with the AP Test Administration policies outlined in the “Bulletin for AP Students and Parents” and follow all instructions given on exam day by your proctor.
Please note that the cost for each exam is $93, and you will receive a bill from FACTS Tuition Management for the total cost of exams. This bill must be paid directly to FACTS or the AC Business Office by Friday, April 28th, 2017. If you have any questions about payment, please contact Angie Burch at email@example.com or 585.641.5218.
Students will be able to access their AP scores online through their College Board accounts in July 2017. Paper score reports are no longer mailed home. All AP students must create a personalized College Board account before the start of the AP administration. Students who accessed their College Board account after the PSAT or registered for the SAT or SAT Subject Tests already have College Board accounts established. To confirm login information or create a new account, please visit this website: http://www.collegeboard.org
Looking ahead, AP scores of 3 and above can often be used for college credit or placement. Please note that AP credit policies will differ from college to college, and links to these policies can be accessed through the College Board’s website: www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy. Beyond the possibility of college credit, enrollment in an AP course is a valuable college preparatory experience and colleges acknowledge the College Board’s AP program for its challenge and rigor. Upon request, AP scores can be noted on official transcripts sent from Allendale Columbia.
To reduce the amount of time spent on administrative tasks during exam time, all AP students will participate in a pre-administration session on Thursday, April 6th at 11 a.m. in the Dining Commons. On the days of your scheduled AP exams, you are only required to be in school for the exam (i.e. if you have a morning exam, you may sign out at Reception after the exam). Students who choose to be on campus on the days of their AP exams are encouraged to go to class, and students who choose to stay home the morning before an afternoon AP exam must be called in. Should you have any questions regarding AP administration, please do not hesitate to contact Kristin Merriman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585.641.5219.
Best wishes to you in your preparations for the 2017 AP exam administration!