AP Exams

Frequently Asked Questions About AP Exams:

AP Letter to Parents and Students

  • If I take an AP class, do I need to take the AP test?
    • No. AP exams are not a required portion of an AP class.
  • Why should I take the AP test?
    • Potential to earn college credit*
    • The AP Scholar Award – a national award granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams
    • You already took the class . . . might as well see how you do on the test!

*If you are on the federal free and reduced lunch program, you may be eligible for fee reductions or waivers. Please contact Naomi Marietta atnmarietta@hastings.k12.mn.us for more information.

  • When are the tests?
    • The tests are during the school day in May. More detailed information on testing dates, times, and locations will available in April.
  • Does it cost $ to take the test?
    • Yes. AP (College Board) will charge high schools $94.00 per test. The state of MN will reimburse high schools $34.00 per test. Therefore, students will need to pay $60.00 for each test they choose to take. AP tests are voluntary and NOT required to earn high school credit.
  • How do I register?
    • For the 2018 AP exams, students will register online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.


Online Exam registration will begin on
Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:01 AM and end on Mon, Feb 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Students must go to www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/241050 to register .To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.