AP Student Sessions AP Information Session Shannon Bozeman, AP Coordinator February 2014
What Are You Thinking? • Why should I take the exams? • How much will it cost? • When do I pay for the exams? • What do I do on the day of the exam? • What am I allowed to bring to the AP exams? • How do I get my results?
Why Take the AP Course? • More than 3,600 colleges and universities annually receive AP Exam scores. Most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and or advanced placement for qualifying scores. • The work you do here at GHS is aligned to that which you will find at any major college/university • Successful completion of any AP course will demonstrate to universities your willingness to work/study hard and has a strong correlation to success in college/university
Why Take the AP Exams? • The cost of an AP assessment is a fraction of the cost compared to tuition for a college course • Your results will come in July via your AP College Board account • You DON’T have to achieve a 5 on an AP Exam to earn credit.
How Much Will It Cost? • $81/Test • $30 from Texas for free & reduced • Free and reduced lunch student will have at least a $26/test credit from College Board • Additional reductions will come later this spring from the state of Texas • Bottom line $81($25 F/R Lunch) per test vs. over $400/hour
How Much Will It Cost? • Late Testing Fees • $81 + $45(Late test) = $126 Regular Lunch • No late charge for F/R lunch • Bottom line $126($25 F/R Lunch) per test vs. over $400/hour • Test last week of May 21st – 23rd
How Does this Work? • After the break we will announce the window to begin payment for the exams • Students may begin to bring funds now • All funds must be submitted to Mrs. Iltis by March 26th for us to order the exams on time • One check can cover the payment of all exams
How Does this Work? • Full payment is expected before exams will be ordered • Make checks out to: Graham High School • Memo: AP exam (list your exams) • We will meet again for a pre-exam session to complete important identification information on you answer document
What Can I Bring W/Me? • Picture ID • No 2 Pencils • Blue or Black ink pen • Watch that doesn’t make sounds • An approved calculator
What Do I Leave @ Home? • Electronic devices or equipment • Rulers/Scratch Paper/Unapproved Aids • Watches that beep or have multifunction capabilities • Reference guides • Clothing with subject related materials • Food or drink
How Long Must I Wait? • All AP results will be sent to your online AP account. • NO PAPER RESULTS MAILED OUT! • Your results will be sent out in July • http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/scores/faq
Questions? • Visit the College Board website • Talk to Mrs. Dunlap or Mr. Bozeman • Talk to former students