Advanced Placement (AP) is a program that allows high school students to participate in a college level course and possibly earn college credit while still in high school. Students are given the opportunity to show mastery in college-level courses by taking the AP exam in May of each year.
The College Board is responsible for developing and maintaining college level courses and exams in various subjects. They also report official AP scores to the colleges of the student’s choice. Scores on the AP exam range from 1 (no recommendation) to 5 (extremely qualified). Each individual college determines the scores to be accepted for credit, but most consider a score of at least 3. Colleges may award three, and sometimes six, hours of credit per test depending on their policy.
The state and college board provide exam subsidies for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Learn more about fee reductions and exam prices here. Pflugerville ISD will charge students $86 per AP exam. Students on free and reduced lunch will be charged $15 per AP exam. Students earning a qualifying score of 3 or higher will be reimbursed for amount paid for exam (excluding late fees or other ordering fees).
Homeschooled students who are zoned for a PFISD campus may register to take AP exams at the campus they are zoned to attend. Homeschooled students will pay full College Board prices to take exams on the campus they are zoned to attend. Contact the campus AP testing coordinator for additional details and campus testing procedures.
Learn more about exam prices and dates in the May 2022 AP Testing Information Guide - review carefully for important registration and payment deadlines.