AP Testing

AP Tests at South County 

AP Test Fees

  • The fees for the first six AP tests taken by each student for courses in which they are also enrolled for high school credit or are auditing will be paid by FCPS. The number of AP/IB tests is cumulative over a student’s academic career in FCPS and this year’s count will include all previously funded exams.  AP/IB tests taken outside of FCPS are not included in the cumulative count.
  • Students who choose to take one or more AP tests beyond the six FCPS-funded tests will be charged a fee of $93 per AP test.
  • Students taking one or more AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding course will be responsible for the test fee(s) and these test(s) will not count towards their six FCPS-funded tests.
  • Opt-outs and course drops after February 1, 2019 and/or exam day no-shows:
    • Will be charged $15 each for the FCPS-funded tests.
    • Will be charged $93 each if beyond the six FCPS-funded tests.


Fee Payment

  • AP test fees will be billed in April 2019
  • Parents/guardians can pay fees online using a debit or credit card or electronic check through MySchoolBucks (http://www.myschoolbucks.com).
  • Students who qualify for the free and reduced-price meals program and have submitted the consent to share their free and reduced-price status will not be charged for these fees.
  • Students and families who are undergoing economic hardships and are financially unable to pay the student fees may be eligible for assistance per Regulation 2135, Assistance to Students, and must contact Cameron Mathison by February 1, 2019.


Opting Out

While FCPS encourages all students to take AP/IB tests for courses in which they are enrolled, students will have the opportunity to opt out of the test(s) according to the process below.

  • Opt-out forms have been mailed home this week which includes their current and cumulative AP test history to assist in the decision-making process.
  • Completed opt-out forms must be returned to Kelli Watkins in Student Services NO LATER THAN 3:00pm on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019. Classroom teachers cannot collect the forms.
  • Students who do not return a signed opt-out form by February 1, 2019 will be registered for all AP tests associated with current courses and will be charged fees as outlined above.


Non-Enrolled Registration

If your student is not currently enrolled in an AP class, but would like to take an AP exam, they may register using the AP Non-Enrolled Registration Form available below. The fee for taking a test if not enrolled in the class is $93, non-refundable. The form and fee must be turned in to Cameron Mathison in Student Services by Friday March 1st. No late registrations will be accepted.

Use this form to register for an AP Test if you are NOT currently taking the class at South County High School

Test Schedule Conflicts

If you know now that you have a conflict with one of your AP exams, please see Cameron Mathison in the Student Services Office by Friday, March 1st.  Arrangements can be made to schedule a later exam date, if the request is made to College Board in a timely fashion, however there may be a fee associated.  Please be aware that there are no make-up exam dates.  Late exams can only be given if prior arrangements have been made and approval has been granted by College Board.  Students who are absent from an exam will be charged a $15 unused test fee.  Any student who withdraws from an AP class after February 1st will also be charged the $15 unused test fee.


AP Accommodations

If your student requires accommodations in the testing environment they must to apply to College Board by February 23rd. Please contact Telia Johnson, our Services for Students with Disabilities Coordinator, at 703-446-1911 or tmjohnson2@fcps.edu  for more information on the accommodation application process. 




Week 1

Test Date

Morning (8 AM)

Afternoon (12 PM)

Monday May 6

AP United States Government and Politics

AP Environmental Science

Tuesday May 7

AP Spanish Language and Culture

AP Physics 1: Algebra-based

AP Japanese

Wednesday May 8

AP English Literature and Composition


Thursday May 9

AP Chemistry

AP Psychology

Friday May 10

AP United States History

AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Studio Art: Friday, May 10, is last day for your school to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D 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

Test Date

Morning (8 AM)

Afternoon (12 PM)

Monday May 13

AP Biology  

AP Physics C: Mechanics

Tuesday May 14

AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC


Wednesday May 15

AP English Language and Composition

AP Macroeconomics

Thursday May 16

AP World History

AP Statistics

Friday May 17

AP Microeconomics

AP Computer Science A

AP Latin