Advanced Placement Courses (AP)

  2022 AP Exam Information
The College Board deadline to place the order for the 2022 AP exams was November 15, 2021. Thank you to those who made the payments and reached out if they had concerns. If a payment was not made by November 15, 2021, then the AP exam was canceled. 
 
Students and Parents should log in to Total Registration HERE and College Board HERE to be sure all registrations and payments match.

Students may cancel an exam up until January 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm. All cancellations after November 15, 2021 incur a $40 College Board cancellation fee per exam. There are no refunds after January 31, 2022. To cancel an exam, log in to Total Registration HERE
 
Students can still register for AP exams, but the College Board $40 late fee begins November 16, 2021. The final registration and payment deadline is January 31, 2022. See below in RED for instructions to register.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact RoLanda Hood Williams at rolanda.williams@austinisd.org or by phone at 512-414-7927.

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Students must register and pay for their AP exams in the fall semester.  Students in AP Spring semester courses may register in the fall or spring.


There are two steps to registering for AP exams. 


1. Register on the College Board website HERE
2. Pay for exams using Total Registration HERE


Anderson AP Exam Dates for 2022 can be found HERE

For questions and concerns, please contact RoLanda Hood Williams at rolanda.williams@austinisd.org
 
General Information
Anderson Honors & AP Courses
 
Honors Courses 

Academic courses that lead to Advanced Placement courses are referred to as Honors courses. Honors courses can be taken in grades 6-11. Emphasis is given to the skills and strategies students need to succeed in AP courses in the junior and senior years and in post-secondary education. Honors courses emphasize critical thinking, additional reading, research, writing, and as appropriate, advanced performance expectations.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

AP (Advanced Placement) courses provide a college-level curriculum that is prescribed and accepted by the College Board. All AP courses carry weighted grade points. Students in AP classes are expected to complete more reading, writing, and problem solving class assignments independently. After completing an AP course, students may pay a fee to the College Board to take Advanced Placement Exams held annually in May. Results of the exams are sent to colleges and universities designated by the student. Based on the student's scores and the university course recognition procedures, college credit may be awarded.

What benefit do students receive from enrolling in AP classes?


Students who take AP courses will challenge themselves with college-level curriculum, sharpen their academic skills, and learn to think independently. Studies have shown that students who take AP courses are:
--Better prepared academically for college admission on all measures of ability and achievement;
--Better prepared to perform well over their four years in undergraduate work;
--Better prepared to be leaders and scholars at their chosen universities.

Weighted Grade Points for Advanced Academic Courses

All high school advanced academic courses, including Honors, AP, and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, carry weighted grade points, as they follow curriculum guidelines and expectations set forth by their respective academic organizations. Dual credit and college articulated courses also receive weighted grade points.