** Registration for AP Test **
2017-2018 AP Exam Information and Registration
AP exams are scheduled in May. Register early to avoid late fees!
Smoky Hill High School students may register online for AP exams beginning October 2, 2017. To register, log in to Naviance / Family Connection and select the AP Registration link from the menu list on the left side of the page. Follow the associated link to register. (https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/60452) Complete the online registration and determine your method for payment.
Payment can be made for the exam(s) one of two ways:
- Pay online When prompted, click on Pay with Credit Card on the Total Registration site and follow instructions on the site to complete your payment transaction.
- *Pay in person On the Total Registration website, click on Cash or Check when prompted. Print and bring two copies of the registration form and your payment (cash or check) to Mrs. Horst in the Post Graduate Center. Please make checks payable to: Smoky Hill High School
Important note when paying in person: *Deadline for payment for all online registrations is February 28, 2018, 3pm.
*Online Registrations NOT paid by the February 28 deadline are incomplete and will be cancelled and the exams will not be ordered.
Cost for each exam is $94, when registration is received prior to February 1, 2018, 3:45 pm. (Exam(s) will be ordered only after full payment has been received. See important note above)
LATE REGISTRATION AND LATE FEES
Late fees of $10 per exam are applied to all registrations made after February 1, 2018. (cost $104 per exam) Late fees of $55 per exam are applied to all registrations made after March 21, 2018. (cost $149 per exam)
Cancellations prior to March 2, 2018, 3pm will be issued full refunds. Cancellations after this date will be issued refund for the cost of each exam minus $15 per exam to cover administrative costs. No refunds are issued on the day of exam(s). No refunds are issued for an absence which is not excused prior to an exam.
Financial aid may be granted for students with established financial need. Students who currently qualify for free and reduced lunch meet the criterion for AP exam financial aid. Taking multiple exams does not qualify a student for financial assistance. For questions regarding aid, contact Mrs. Horst in the Post Graduate Center.
EXAM DAY INFORMATION
2018 AP exams are scheduled between Monday, May 7 and Friday, May 18. Alternate testing is scheduled between Wednesday, May 16 and Friday, May 18.
- Morning exams require that students arrive no later than 7:15 am.
- Afternoon exams require that students arrive no later than 11:15am
- AP Physics C exam (May 14, 2pm) requires that students arrive no later than 1:30pm
The College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program gives students an opportunity to seek college level studies while still in high school. By taking the AP classes and exams, students may gain advanced placement and/or college credit. Students’ scores on AP Exams may earn them up to a full year’s credit from their college or university and be eligible for prestigious awards.
Being enrolled in AP courses enhances entry into major colleges and universities. This is especially important for those interested in highly selective colleges.
While AP courses are designed for juniors and seniors, qualified underclassmen may also register for these classes and examinations. Students are encouraged to take AP courses in their areas of strength or high interest.
Smoky Hill Statistics
- More than two-thirds of the students taking AP exams have scored a 3 or above over the past six years.
- The number of AP exams taken has increased from 220 in 1993 to 819 in 2010.
- 101 students qualified as AP Scholars in 2010.
- Smoky Hill qualified 35 students as National AP Scholars since 2006.
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
AP Scholar with Honor
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
AP Scholar with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.
State AP Scholar
Granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.
National AP Scholar
Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eightor more of these exams.
AP courses receive weighted grades and AP Scholars are recognized at graduation.
AP examinations are administered on national test dates in early May of each year. Every exam is graded on a 5-point scale:
5 = extremely well qualified
4 = well qualified
3 = qualified
2 = possibly qualified
1 = no recommendation
Every student planning to attend college should enroll in at least one AP course and take the examination.
Recent research from the US Department of Education, Clifford Adelman’s “Answers in the Toolbox,” indicates that completion of rigorous coursework is the overriding factor in graduation from college. Students who take AP classes are more likely to attain a degree. AP courses can also help you develop the time management skills, study habits and discipline you’ll need to be successful in college.