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June 15, 2022, is the postmark deadline for invoices and payments to be submitted to the AP Program. Late payments incur a $225 late fee. Payment is not due to College Board at the time of ordering. Schools determine when and how to collect and track exam payment. Students’ checks or money orders should be made payable to the school administering the exam, not to College Board. Visit Managing Fee Collection for information about exam fee collection processes.

The cost per AP Exam increased by $1 in 2021-22. The College Board fee reduction also increased by $1 per exam for eligible students. Schools still retain a $9 rebate per exam.

Exam Fees, Rebate, and Fee Reduction

Exam fee for on-time exam orders (by November 15, 2021, for full-year and first-semester courses; by March 15, 2022, for courses that start after November 15)

  • $96 per exam at schools in the U.S., U.S. territories, Canada, and DoDEA schools
  • $126 per exam at schools everywhere else (Note: Fees may vary for exams at College Board–authorized test centers outside the U.S.)
  • $144 per exam for AP Capstone™ Exams (AP Seminar and Research)

School rebate

  • $9 per exam

College Board fee reduction for eligible students

  • $34 per exam

Fees may apply to exams ordered after the November 15 final ordering deadline. The table below outlines the fees for 2021-22.

Other Fees

Late order fee

Additional fee applied to each exam ordered between November 16, 2021, and March 15, 2022, 11:59 p.m. ET

$40 per exam in addition to base exam fee.

(Note: This fee won’t apply to exams for courses that start after the November 15 final ordering deadline—for example, second-semester or spring block courses—and exams for students who transfer to your school.)

Unused/canceled exam fee

$40 per exam for:

  • Exams canceled in AP Registration and Ordering after November 15 and by March 15 (11:59 p.m. ET)
  • Exams that aren't taken and are indicated as unused in AP Registration and Ordering before the school's invoice is generated. (Invoices are generated after late testing ends.)

The original exam fee is removed from the invoice.

Late-testing fee

$40 per exam (in addition to base exam fee) as applicable for alternate exams for late testing.

(Note: Most reasons for late testing don’t incur an additional late-testing fee. Review the late-testing policies for details.)

Fee Reduction Resources

For more information about exam fees, please see the AP Coordinator’s Manual, Part 1.