We are excited that students have elected to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) course in an effort to challenge themselves and take advantage of the great opportunity to earn possible college credit while in high school. AP courses are designed to provide our students with college-level rigor while still in the high school setting and prepare them for what will be expected in their post-secondary education. To receive college credit, students must take and pass the AP exam with a minimum score of 3 or higher, dependent upon the exam and institution they plan to attend. All students enrolled in an AP course are highly encouraged to take the AP exams for which courses they are enrolled. For specific information on earning college credit by using the AP Credit Policy Info search at www.collegeboard.com/ap/creditpolicy.
This year, the Turlock Unified School District has budgeted for all students who want to take the AP exam to have the fees paid for the exam(s) this year. TUSD will be covering the cost, but students must sign up and register on time through CollegeBoard. The deadline for yearlong course registration to elect to take the exam is November 3, 2023. For Spring semester ONLY courses, the deadline to register for an exam will be March 1, 2024. Students must register by the deadline in CollegeBoard. Students taking AP courses should already be enrolled in the appropriate CollegeBoard AP Classroom, per their instructor’s direction. Codes to join were provided at the start of school year. Students can register on the College Board link if they have not already done so.
Please pay close attention to the dates above. Should a student miss the deadline dates a $40.00 late fee per exam for late registration will be applied. A cancellation fee of $40.00 per exam will be applied if a student cancels their exam after November 3, 2023.
Students requesting testing accommodations related to their 504 plan or IEP will need to reach out to their school counselor by November 15, 2023, to request an accommodation through CollegeBoard.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
- Friday, November 3, 2023 – Registration closes. Any late registration after this date will incur a $40.00 late fee per exam. Registering for an exam after November 3, 2023 will need to be completed by contacting Pitman administrator, Tanya Wright.
- Friday, November 3, 2023, is the last day to cancel an exam without a penalty.
- Friday, March 1, 2024 – Registration for Spring courses (Gov. and Macro) ends.
- Friday, March 1, 2024, is the last day to cancel a spring course exam without a penalty.