Advanced Placement Exam Information


Sophia Li, Sports Editor

With the deadline approaching, students looking to take an Advanced Placement Exam (AP) should start the process of registering. This “101” guide on AP Test Registration will detail everything students, parents, and guardians need to know! 

From Sept. 5 to Nov. 6, the price is $115 during these sales dates. However, after Nov. 6, the price increases by $40 to $155 per test. AP exams and orders will be made through the website Total Registration, which can be found on the school’s website, at To sign up, students must already have a College Board account with their teacher’s AP Classroom. Before signing up, it’s important for students to read the AP Exam Terms and Conditions to prevent any missteps on the date of the exam. Students should also familiarize themselves with the 2023 AP Exam Dates to get an idea of the order of their tests and how they should study for it. 

“This year, I’ve signed up for AP English Language and Composition (AP Lang), AP Chemistry (AP Chem), AP Calculus BC, and AP Computer Science Principles (Comp Sci P),” junior Caley Chan shared. “I’m most confident in AP Comp Sci P because I’ve already taken AP Computer Science A, so I know that some of the knowledge will transfer over. I’m looking to work more on AP Lang and AP Chem, specifically because AP Chem is pretty tough, but I have a good teacher; as for AP Lang, I’m not entirely sure what to expect.”

“For me, I’m registered for AP Art History, AP Lang, AP Environmental Science (AP Env Sci) , and AP Calculus BC. I really like the content taught in AP Env Sci, and I love nature as well, so I’m most looking forward to that test!” junior Jenna Lam said.

For the 2022-2023 school year, Arcadia High School (AHS) will offer the following AP College Board courses to students currently enrolled at AHS: 

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Comparative Government
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • French Language and Culture
  • Human Geography
  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • United States Government and Politics
  • United States History

In other cases, if students are taking AP exams outside of Arcadia High School, they must email Mrs. von Kriegenbergh at [email protected]. If students want to apply for an AP exam fee reduction, they’re able to do so through the AP web page. For students who want to cancel any exams nearing the test date, they may do so by emailing Mrs. von Kriegenbergh by Nov. 5 to cancel. If not done so before Nov. 5, students will have to incur an additional $40 College Board cancellation fee. 

In all, as students across the country are preparing to take their upcoming AP exams, it’s important to know what to expert and make sure the registration process is smooth! However, keeping a good balance between schoolwork, social life, and one’s own personal wellness is crucial! It’s important for students to be cautious about overburdening oneself with AP exams, and strive to have a balance between academic rigor, exhaustion, and stress. Nevertheless, good luck to all students taking AP exams!



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