How do I order exams for students enrolled in a virtual school?

Most virtual schools do not order AP Exams directly, so AP coordinators need to follow a specific set of steps to order exams for students from virtual schools who are testing at your school.

Virtual school students should be included in the student roster in AP Registration and Ordering by November 15. 

If a homeschooled student or a student whose school doesn’t administer AP Exam(s) contacts you after the November ordering deadline, you can add them to your exam order. If the reason you’re adding the student to your order after November 15 is because they couldn’t find a school before the fall ordering deadline to order and administer their 2024 AP Exam(s), you can contact AP Services for Educators no later than March 15 to request the late order fee be waived. This applies only for homeschooled students and students whose school doesn’t administer the AP Exam(s) they’re planning to take. These students must be included in your exam order by March 15. 

If your school agrees to order and administer exams to these students, the AP coordinator will:

  • Inform the students of your school’s ordering deadline and of any late order fee that may apply.
  • Create an exam only section for each exam subject being taken at your school by a virtual school student. See How do I create exam only sections?
    • Virtual schools will need to create separate class sections to allow students to access AP Classroom resources.
  • Provide the join code for the exam only section to the student, so the student can enroll in the section in My AP. Only the AP coordinator can create and provide the join code for an exam only section. See How do I find the join code for a class section or exam only section?
  • Review the student’s information in the exam roster and order the necessary exams.
  • Inform students when and where to take exams.
  • Plan to collect and submit their exam fees with those from your school.

A student taking an AP course through a virtual school may need to be enrolled in both a class section and an exam only section.