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 $94 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 October 25, 2019 and/or exam day no-shows:
    • Will be charged $40 each for the FCPS-funded tests.
    • Will be charged $94 each if beyond the six FCPS-funded tests.


Fee Payment

  • AP test fees will be billed through My School Bucks
  • 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.


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). AP Test Opt Out forms were mailed home on October 1st! This form is due October 25th to Mrs. Watkins in Student Services. After this date if you drop the class or do not sit for the test there will be a fee, so make sure you turn it in as soon as possible! You only have to turn in the form if you are opting out of any of your tests. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Bird in Student Services or email him at cwbird@fcps.edu.

FCPS Advanced Placement Exam Fee Matrix 2019-2020

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 and pay for the test. Contact Mr. Bird, Assessment Coach, by October 31st, in order to get an order form and discuss fees.


AP Accommodations

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




Week 1

Morning 8 a.m.  

Afternoon 12 noon  

Monday,  May 4, 2020

United States Government and Politics

Physics C: Mechanics

Tuesday,  May 5, 2020

Calculus AB

Calculus BC


Wednesday,  May 6, 2020

English Literature and Composition

Physics 2: Algebra-Based

Thursday,  May 7, 2020


Japanese Language and Culture

Physics 1: Algebra-Based

Friday,  May 8, 2020

United States History

Computer Science A

AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing  – Friday May 8th is the last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. 

Week 2

Morning 8 a.m.

Afternoon 12 noon

Monday, May 11, 2020


Environmental Science

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Spanish Language and Culture



Wednesday, May 13, 2020

English Language and Composition


Music Theory

Thursday, May 14, 2020

World History: Modern


Friday, May 15, 2020

French Language and Culture