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How Much Does an AP Test Cost?

 
low costStudy Guides: $10-$40average costAP Exam: $87

The Advanced Placement exams are tests that conclude many high school AP courses. Many colleges and universities accept completion of AP programs and a passed exam as credit toward a college degree. There are 33 Advanced Placement exams, administered by The College Board.

Typical costs:

  • The test[1] costs $87. Students outside the United States may pay higher rates.
  • Official study guides[2] from the College Board cost between $10 and $40.
  • Some companies, such as The Princeton Review[3] , offer tutoring for about $10 per hour. Online guidance through third-party tutors is available through companies like EduWizards[4] , which offers up to three half-hour trial sessions for free.
Related articles: SAT, ACT Test, College

What should be included:
  • The $87 test fee includes the basic test, a score report to be sent to the high school and distribution of scores to colleges or universities.
  • Most high schools do not charge extra for the yearlong AP classes that precede the examination.
Additional costs:
  • Other test fees[5] include scores by phone for about $8, rush score reports ($25) and score withholding ($10 per college).
  • Some high schools charge students textbook fees for AP classes. Textbooks can cost more than $100.
  • Study books and other helpful materials are available through bookstores and online retailers. Such supplies cost around $10-$25.
  • Changing the date of the test costs $24; it's another $24 to change the testing place.
Discounts:
  • Fee reductions[6] of about $30 are available for some AP students who qualify based on financial need. This reduces the cost of the test to $57.
  • Students can save hundreds of dollars[7] in tuition, student fees and textbook charges by passing the AP exam and getting college credit while still in high school. Exact savings vary widely based on what college a student plans to attend.
Shopping for an ap test:
  • Online classes and tutoring are also offered by The Princeton Review[8] and some test-preparation companies. A recent Laredo Sun article[9] has tips for how to choose a tutor.
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External Resources:
  1.  /apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/exam-fees
  2.  /store.collegeboard.org/sto/catalog.do?category=259&categoryName=AP%25AE
  3.  www.princetonreview.com/college/ap-exam.aspx
  4.  www.eduwizards.com/ap-tutor.php
  5.  /apstudent.collegeboard.org/apscores
  6.  /apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/exam-fees
  7.  www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/ap-classes-save-families-money-but-for-taxpaye...
  8.  www.princetonreview.com/college/ap-exam.aspx
  9.  www.laredosun.us/notas.asp?id=13525
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