WSHS AP Testing Information

2025 AP Exam Information 

The calendar for AP Exams is set by College Board, and can be viewed on the College Board website. As of July 15th, 2024, the following exams will be taken in a digital format: 

  • AP Computer Science Principles (NEW to WSHS)
  • AP English Language and Composition 
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Seminar (NEW to WSHS)
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History: Modern

Students register for AP exams by joining their AP Classroom course on this website. Students will be given the option to "opt out" of any AP exam, but must do so by the end of October. Students who register or "opt out" after November 15th may incur a late fee of $40. 

The first 6 AP exams for each student are covered by FCPS and after the 6th exam the fee is $98 per exam. Students will be charged through MySchoolBucks.

AP exam information will be communicated to students via FCPS Gmail accounts.  Students should check their FCPS Gmail accounts frequently for exam updates and information. 


AP Exam Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, please visit the AP Central website here. For West Springfield specific questions, please contact West Springfield's AP Testing Coordinator, Laura Fitzsimmons ([email protected])

When do AP exams take place?

We anticipate that AP exams will take place between May 5th and May 16th of 2025. The AP exam schedule can be found on the AP Central website when it becomes available.

How do I access my College Board student account?

All students are required to have a College Board account to access important classroom materials as well as register for exams. Students should create an account and sign up in AP Classroom no later than September 27th. Students SHOULD use a personal email address and not their school email address, as the school email address will expire when they graduate. Scores will also be reported through student accounts in July of each year.

Students will login in here:

Teachers, counselors, and AP Coordinators do not have access to student’s College Board account. Issues with logging into your account must be directed to the College Board directly at 888.225.5427.

Once I have a College Board account, what will I do?

Each class will have a unique code that you will need to sign up for through AP Classroom. You will receive a unique code from your teacher that will enable you to enroll. Information on how to enroll can be found on the College Board website. This needs to be done by September 27th so we can have a correct account of the number of students in each class. 

How do I know I am registered for my AP exams?

Students will register for their exams through their AP classes. Students who chose to take one or more AP tests beyond six FCPS-funded tests will be charged a fee of $98 per AP test. The fees for the first six AP tests taken for courses in which they are enrolled for high school credit will be paid by FCPS. AP tests taken in other school systems are not included in the cumulative count.

Students enrolled in FCPS online courses must register for an exam only section through their base school.

ALL students must be enrolled in MyAP sections or an exam only section no later than September 27th. If you have not enrolled, please contact your AP teacher or Mrs. Fitzsimmons ([email protected]). 

Students taking AP tests without enrolling in the corresponding FCPS course are responsible for the test fee(s).

To assist in the decision-making process, students will be provided a report with their previous tests and current AP course enrollment. Students will have the opportunity to opt out of the test(s) by filling out the opt-out form. Families will be billed for exams in December 2024. Please note that all AP exam fees listed in MySchoolBucks are nonrefundable, regardless of whether the student participates in the exam in May.

You will receive a letter in October that gives the option to opt out of AP exams. This form must be returned to the Student Services office. Do not return the opt out form to teachers. If you do not return the form, you will automatically be registered and billed, if applicable. No extensions will be granted to opt out of a test. 

How do I register to "self-study" for an exam?

If you would like to take an AP Exam for a course that does not appear on your schedule, please reach out to Mrs. Fitzsimmons ([email protected]) with your request, and you will pay the $98 fee with a check.  


What if I don’t attend West Springfield but would like to take an AP exam there?

Only students who live within the boundary of West Springfield HS may register for an AP exam at West Springfield HS. You can verify that your address falls within our school boundaries using the FCPS Boundary Locator tool. 

Visit our AP course page to see which courses and exams are available at WSHS for the 2024 - 2025 school year. 

Home Instruction students must provide a copy of the FCPS Home Instruction acknowledgement letter prior to registering their child for AP tests. You will need to contact Mrs. Fitzsimmons ([email protected]) to register and pay the $98 fee with a check.