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If your state eliminates its subsidy, you need to either:

  • Submit exam cancellations by removing them from your exam order in AP Registration and Ordering and submitting an update to your order by March 13, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET. Make sure the eligible students have a fee-reduction status of “Reduced” in the system. OR
  • If a student decides after March 13 that they don’t want to take the exam: You must indicate the exam as “Unused” in AP Registration and Ordering before your school’s invoice is generated. Make sure the eligible students have a fee-reduction status of “Reduced” in the system.

To qualify for the unused/canceled exam fee waiver, eligible students must have a fee-reduction status of “Reduced” in AP Registration and Ordering, and exams must be either:

  • Canceled by the AP coordinator through AP Registration and Ordering by March 13, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET.

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  • Indicated as unused by the AP coordinator through AP Registration and Ordering before the school’s final invoice is generated (invoices are generated the day after the late-testing administration ends).

No. This policy applies only to eliminated state subsidies; if your school or district provided funding in 2019 and that funding is eliminated, the unused/canceled fee will still apply to exams ordered and then canceled for students eligible for the fee reduction.

No. This policy applies only to exams ordered for students who are eligible for College Board’s fee reduction. For fee reduction eligibility criteria, see pages 24-27 in the 2019-20 AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1.

Some states provide subsidies for all students’ exams. Should those subsidies be eliminated, the $40 per exam unused/canceled exam fee would apply to any exams canceled on behalf of students not eligible for College Board’s fee reduction.

No. If a state did not provide a subsidy in 2019, then students won’t be eligible to have the unused/canceled fee waived.

No. This policy applies only to eliminated state subsidies. If your state reduces its funding in 2020 but continues to provide a subsidy, the unused/canceled exam fee will still apply to any exams canceled after November 15.

Exams ordered after November 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET will incur the $40 per exam late order fee regardless of whether state subsidy information is available as of that date.

Because the fee is the same for a canceled or unused exam—$40 per exam—a student can decide at any point whether or not to take an exam that was ordered for them with no change in the fee applied. Exam orders cannot be submitted after March 13, 2020 (11:59 p.m.) Therefore, we strongly encourage you to keep exams in your order if there’s any uncertainty about whether a student will take an exam. If a state eliminates its subsidy and a student who’s eligible for a College Board fee reduction ultimately decides not to take an exam, the unused/canceled exam fee waiver will apply to any exams that are canceled in the AP Registration and Ordering system by March 13 Or any exams that are indicated as unused after March 13 and by the time the school’s final invoice is generated (invoices are generated the day after the late-testing administration ends).