WSHS AP Testing Information

2024 AP Exam Information 

The calendar for AP Exams is set by College Board, and can be viewed on this website. 

Students register for AP exams by joining their AP Classroom course on this website. 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 $96 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?

AP exams will take place between May 6th and May 17th of 2024. The AP exam schedule can be found on the AP Central website.

What do I need to do at the start of the year?

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 29th. Students SHOULD use a personal email address and not their school email address, as the school email address will expire when they graduate.

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 class 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 29th so we can have a correct accounting of students in each class! 

What do I need to do to make sure that 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 $96 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 29. 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 in December 2023.

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. 

What do I do if I want to take an AP exam for a course I’m not taking?

Reach out to Mrs. Fitzsimmons ([email protected]) with your request, and you will pay the $96 fee with a check.  


What do I do 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 2023 - 2024 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 $96 fee with a check.