Home-schooled Students

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Home-schooled Students and Students Whose Schools Do Not Offer AP Exams

Because parents and students cannot order exams directly, the AP Program encourages schools to assist home-schooled students and students whose schools do not offer AP courses and exams.

These students will be using their own school’s code or the state home-school code, and their exam scores will not be included with your school’s score reports.

Student Responsibilities

  • Prepare a list of the exams they plan to take.
  • Contact AP Services for Student no later than March 1 to get the names and telephone numbers of local AP coordinators:
  • Contact the coordinators identified by AP Services no later than March 15.
  • Inform the coordinator they are trying to locate a school willing to administer AP Exams to outside students.
  • Notify the school of any accommodations that may be needed.
  • Agree to use the state home-school code provided by the coordinator on the day of the exam.

Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Order the necessary exam materials and inform the students when and where to report.
  • Collect and submit exam fees with those of the coordinator’s school. Coordinators may negotiate a higher exam fee to recover additional proctoring or administration costs.
  • Help get any documented disabilities approved for testing accommodations by the College Board.
  • Remind students to bring valid photo identification.