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.

Please note that due to space constraints, Palo Alto High School will only be accepting registration from PAUSD students.

Download printable PDF: 2019 AP® Registration Flyer (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
GUNN students will be waitlisted.
January 28 - February 28
Late Registration (*incurring a $40/exam fee) March 1 - March 8
Cancellation Deadline - Full Refund March 7
Cancellation Deadline - Partial Refund ($40 cancellation fee) April 5

AP® Exam Fees:

AP® Exams (register by 2/28) $115 per exam
AP® World Languages, AP® Seminar and AP® Research (register by 2/28) $145 per exam
Late Registration Fee (register between 3/1-3/22) Additional $40 per exam
Late Testing Fee due to conflict  

All registration and payments are processed through Total Registration:
The website will be available starting at 12:01 AM on January 28, 2019
https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/52350

Waitlisted Students:

Please note that all GUNN students will be waitlisted. 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 automatically be waitlisted. PALY students enrolled in our AP Chinese class have first priority, followed by PALY students not enrolled in the course by grade level seniority.

  • PALY freshmen - Please note that due to the high demand of the AP Chinese exam, it is unlikely that you will be able to take the test here at PALY.

Capacity Limitations - AP® English Language & Composition and AP® Chinese:

Due to capacity limitations, some students can expect to test on the late-testing dates. You will be notified of your testing date. Late testing dates include:

  • AP® English Language & Composition - Wednesday, May 22 at 8AM
  • AP® Chinese Language & Culture - Thursday, May 23 at 12PM

2019 AP® Exam Schedule

WEEK 1

Morning: 8:00 AM – NOON Afternoon: NOON – 4:00 PM
Monday, May 6   Chinese Language & Culture
Environmental Science
Tuesday, May 7 Seminar
Spanish Language & Culture
Japanese Language & Culture
Wednesday, May 8 English Literature & Composition French Language & Culture
Thursday, May 9 Chemistry
Spanish Literature & Culture
Psychology
Friday, May 10 United States History Computer Science Principles

Studio  Art: Friday, May 10 - Last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8PM EST) and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical assembly. Teachers should have forwarded students' completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.

WEEK 2 Morning: 8:00 AM – NOON Afternoon: NOON – 4:00 PM
Monday, May 13 Biology Physics C: Mechanics (12-2PM)
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism (2-4PM)
Tuesday, May 14 Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Art History
Wednesday, May 15 English Language & Composition Macroeconomics
Thursday, May 16   Statistics
Friday, May 17 Music Theory Computer Science A

You cannot take two tests at the same time, and PALY will decide which test you take first. For example, Chemistry and Spanish Literature & Culture. You’ll take one of them as a “Late Test.” Late Tests will be administered May 22-24. 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 Jerry Berkson at jberkson@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.

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 refile.

Questions? Contact Assistant Principal Mr. Jerry Berkson at jberkson@pausd.org.