2018 AP Exam Registration Information

AP exams are offered for subjects taught in our AP program at PALY.
Check the College Board website https://apstudent.collegeboard.org for alternative exam locations for any exam PALY does not offer.

Download printable PDF: http://paly.net/sites/default/files/2018_AP_Registration_Flyer.pdf (Note: all information in the PDF is displayed below as text.)

Important Dates:

Pick up Bulletin for AP Students and Parents in your AP classroom or ASB Bookkeeper’s office. TBA
AP Exam Registration
Non-PALY students are automatically waitlisted.
January 1 - February 28
Late Registration (*incurring a $30/exam fee) March 1 - March 30
Cancellation Deadline - Full Refund March 7
Cancellation Deadline - Partial Refund ($25 cancellation fee) April 30

AP Exam Fees:

AP Exams (register by 2/28) $115 per exam
AP World Languages for PALY Students only (register by 2/28) $145 per exam
AP Seminar (register by 2/28) $145 per exam
Cost for all NON-PALY students (register by 2/28)
Non-PALY students are automatically waitlisted.
$150 per exam
Late Registration Fee (register between 3/1-3/30) Additional $30/exam
Late Testing Fee due to conflict
Additional $45/exam

***** Please note that due to space constraints, Palo Alto High School will be unable to accommodate non-PAUSD students for AP World Languages and Music Theory. *****

All registration and payments are processed through Total Registration:
The website will be available starting at 12:01 AM on January 1, 2018

Waitlisted Students:

If you are not a Paly student, you will automatically be waitlisted. Please note that if you are waitlisted, you will not have an option to make payment until you are approved and taken off the waitlist. Once approved, you will receive an email from Total Registration to make payment.

Special Notes About AP Chinese:

  • ALL students registering for the AP Chinese exam will be waitlisted until February 28. PALY students enrolled in our AP Chinese class have first priority, followed by PALY students  not enrolled in the course by grade level seniority. This will be followed by other PAUSD high school students.
  • Due to lab size constraints, some students can expect to test on Thursday, May 24. You will be notified of your testing date.

2018 AP Exam Schedule


8:00 AM – NOON NOON – 4:00 PM
Monday, May 7 Chemistry
Spanish Literature & Culture
Tuesday, May 8 Seminar
Spanish Language & Culture
Art History
Wednesday, May 9 English Literature & Composition Japanese Language & Culture
Thursday, May 10   Chinese Language & Culture
Environmental Science
Friday, May 11 United States History  

Studio  Art: May 11th is the last day to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D/3D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. Students should have forwarded their completed digital portfolios to their teachers well before this date.

WEEK 2 8:00 AM – NOON NOON – 4:00 PM
Monday, May 14 Biology
Music Theory
Physics C: Mechanics (12-2pm)
Physics C: E&M (2-4pm)
Tuesday, May 15 Calculus AB
Calculus BC
French Language & Culture
Computer Science A
Wednesday, May 16   Macroeconomics
Thursday, May 17   Statistics

You cannot take two tests at the same time, and Paly will decide which test you take first. For example, Chemistry and Spanish Literature. You’ll take one of them as a “Late Test.” Late Tests will be administered May 20-22. No extra fee is charged for schedule conflicts. Conflicts due  to sports, college visits, or vacations must be pre-approved for late testing, and the $45 late testing exam fee will be applied. Please email Dr. Chen at jachen@pausd.org to make a late testing request.

Free or Reduced Fees: Students who have a verifiable financial need are eligible for reduced fees. Please obtain a financial assistance form from your Guidance Counselor (need counselor signature) and bring completed form to the ASB bookkeeper in the Tower Building.

Testing with Accommodations
February 23 is the final day to submit a request for testing accommodations to the College Board. Work with your Guidance Counselor or case manager to submit a request, if necessary. If you are already approved by the College Board for accommodations, you do not need to re-file.

Questions? Contact Assistant Principal Dr. Janice Chen at jachen@pausd.org.