Advanced Placement Exams


Online registration begins on October 1 - October 22 for Advanced Placement (AP) exams May 4-15, 2020. The fee is $94 per exam ($142 for AP Seminar).  There is a $40 College Board late fee for registrations after the deadline. There are no refunds after March 6, 2020. A refund form must be filled out and returned to the Assessment Center, room 143, by Friday, March 6, 2020. The refund will be less $50 per exam.

Test Accommodations

Students with documented disabilities (IEP or 504 plans) may be eligible for accommodations on AP Exams. Students with an IEP who require testing accommodations must contact Mrs. Christina Diaz Division Head Special Education at or 847-718-5568. Students who have a 504 PLAN who require testing accommodations must contact Mrs. Lauren Collins, 504 Coordinator at or 847-718-5339.  Parents and students are responsible for contacting them asap (before January 1, 2020)

Make sure your student is approved for test accommodations from College Board.  Contact Mrs. Sokolik by January 6 at or (847) 718-5413 for more information.

Test Dates and Times

  1. Morning tests will start at 7:40 a.m. Afternoon tests will start at 11:40 a.m..
  2. Students should arrive 15 minutes early.
  3. Students will NOT be permitted to leave a test for any reason (including work, athletics or activities).
  4. It is the responsibility of the student to notify coaches, sponsors, or supervisors of the testing schedule.
  5. Students need to bring their student labels if this is not their first exam.
  6. Electronic devices are NOT allowed in the testing room or during the breaks.

Testing Locations:  

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams for Prospect students enrolled in most Prospect AP courses will be administered at Prospect High School. Prospect students not enrolled in AP courses at Prospect may still register for AP Exams. These exams may be administered at an offsite location (Forest View Educational Center or another high school) and Prospect will not provide transportation.

Parent Permission for Testing and Transportation:

The parent/guardian acceptance on the Registration Form will be considered permission for your student to take Advanced Placement Exams and acknowledges that your student will provide his/her own transportation to the testing locations.

Specific dates, times and locations of AP Exams will be provided through AP classes and will be posted outside the Assessment Center, Room 143, by May 1, 2020.  Students need to check PRIOR to the testing date to be sure they are registered for the correct exam.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Janice Sokolik at or (847) 718-5413 or Mrs. Mosey Seul at or (847) 718-5414.

Note: Students will need to set up a College Board account to enroll in the class and receive their AP scores online. Go to

2020 AP Exam Dates

Morning tests will start at 7:40 a.m.  Afternoon tests will start at 11:40 a.m.

Monday, May 4  

Tuesday, May 5

Wednesday, May 6    

  • English Literature - 7:40 a.m.
  • European History - 11:35 a.m.

Thursday, May 7  

  • Chemistry - 7:40 a.m. (Click here for the calculator policy.)
  • Spanish Literature - 7:40 a.m. (most students register for Spanish LANGUAGE) 
  • Physics 1:  Algebra Based - 11:35 a.m.
  • Japanese Language at Elk Grove High School - 11:40 a.m.

Friday, May 8  

  • U. S. History - 7:40 a.m.
  • Computer Science A - 11:35 a.m.
  • Studio Art last date to submit May 8, 2020

Monday, May 11

Tuesday, May 12   

  • Seminar - 7:40 a.m.
  • Spanish Language - 7:40 a.m.
  • Psychology - 11:40 a.m.

Wednesday, May 13 

  • English Language and Composition - 7:40 a.m.
  • Microeconomics - 11:40 a.m.
  • Music Theory - 11:40 a.m. (Note: This is at TBD)

Thursday, May 14   

  • Comparative Government and Politics - 7:40 a.m.
  • World History - 7:40 a.m.
  • Italian Language and Culture - 11:35 a.m.
  • Macroeconomics - 11:35 a.m.

Friday, May 15 

What to bring to the exam

  • CURRENT 2019-20 Prospect Student ID!
  • Several sharpened No. 2 wood pencils (with good erasers) for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the Exam booklet covers and for free-response questions on most exams.
  • Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities. Please consult the College Board Calculators page for a list of approved graphing calculators.
  • A ruler or straightedge if taking an AP Physics Exam.
  • A sweater/sweatshirt in case the testing room is cool.

What NOT to bring to the exam

  • Electronic Devices: CELL PHONES, iPads, personal digital assistants (PDAs), BlackBerry smartphones,
  • Phones or iPods, Bluetooth-enabled devices, MP3 players or any other electronic or communication devices, including watches with alarms that beep or make any sound.  
  • Backpacks, duffle bags, purses or other large bags.
  • Mechanical pencils. They DO NOT scan the same way as wood pencils, even if their packaging says that they do!
  • Books, compasses, correction fluid, notes, or dictionaries.
  • Rulers or straightedges (except for AP Physics Exam).
  • Scratch paper.
  • Computers (unless approved by College Board).
  • Calculators (except as previously noted).
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions.
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm.
  • Portable listening or recording devices – even with headphones – or photographic equipment.
  • Food or drink – even water – unless approved by College Board.
  • Clothing with subject related information.

AP Home Page

AP Accommodations: Students with documented disabilities (IEP or 504 plans) may be eligible for accommodations on AP Exams. 

In order to use accommodations on AP Exams, the student must request and be approved by College Board Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).  Parents and students are responsible for contacting Mrs. Diaz (IEP) or Mrs. Collins (504) before January 1, 2020.