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Exam Fees

Checks and money orders should be made payable to the school administering the exam, not the College Board.

Regular Exams
Student pays school $93 per exam
School pays the College Board $84 per exam
School rebate $9 per exam
Capstone Seminar and Capstone Research
Student pays College Board $141 per exam
School rebate $9 per exam
International Exams*
Student pays school $123 per exam
School pays the College Board $114 per exam
School rebate $9 per exam
Exams at College Board – authorized test centers outside the U.S. Fees vary
Alternate Exams for Late Testing
Late-testing fee (reason: school mistake, student conflict, etc.) $45 per exam
Unused exams $15 per exam
Late exam orders $55 for each order received after the extension deadline
Late exam return Twice the exam fee for each exam in shipments received after June 1
Late payment $225 for payments postmarked after June 15

*Applies to exams administered at schools outside the United States, U.S. territories and commonwealths, and Canada, with the exception of U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS).

The amount schools collect from students may vary under certain circumstances:

  • Students who qualify for fee reductions: College Board fee reductions and state and federal subsidies are available for students with financial need.
  • Late testing: Occasionally, circumstances make it necessary for students to test late using an alternate form of the exam. Depending on the reasons for late testing, schools may be charged an additional $45 fee per alternate exam, part or all of which the school may ask students to pay. Students qualifying for the College Board fee reduction will not be charged the late-testing fee.
  • Schools may negotiate a higher fee to recover proctoring and administration costs.

Fee Reduction Resources


Students may request a refund if they pay for but do not take an exam. Once a student begins an exam, the fee is not refundable. For Capstone and Computer Science Principles, once a student submits any performance task component as final in the AP Digital Portfolio or starts the end-of-course exam, the full exam fee will be charged. The $15 unused exam fee will be charged if an exam has been ordered for a student who:

  • Does not submit any performance tasks as final; and
  • Does not start the end-of-course exam.

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