• Makeup/Exception AP Exams - June 22 - 30, 2020

    • STEP 1 - FIND YOUR E-TICKET. It looks like this image below.  Your e-ticket will be emailed to you 48 hours before your exam.   If it’s not in your email, log on to MyAP.CollegeBoard.org.  

      Yellow box that says click here to go to your exam

    • STEP 2 - PRACTICE THE DEMOMake sure your tech works. Do this as soon as possible. 

    • STEP 3 - DECIDE HOW YOU WILL SUBMIT YOUR EXAM.  Do you want to attach a file, copy and paste or attach a photo? Read through the submission guidelines today!

    • STEP 4 - LOG ON 30 MINUTES EARLY.  Make sure you are looking at Pacific Time (PT) not Eastern Time. Here is the schedule of exams.  



    1st.  Go to the College Board’s Troubleshooting Page. 

    2nd. Contact Tara Harding at tharding@pps.net and Anna Lortz at alortz@pps.net as soon as possible.  We will be online providing support throughout these exams.

    3rd. Contact the College Board at 888-225-5427 or  apstudents@info.collegeboard.org. Hold times are extremely long. 



      • You have the option to“attach a text file” or “submit a photo.”  Make sure you’re doing the right one.  Also, check that your photos aren’t too large. Select “Medium” format. 

      • Read the Submission Guidelines to get help and more info about submitting.

      • If you aren't able to submit your exam for some reason, you will be given a unique email address.  You only have 10 minutes to email in your answers. 

      IF YOU HAVE A NEW IPHONE OR IPAD - They save photos as HEIC files, which won’t be accepted.  You can convert this to a .jpg  by emailing the image to yourself and then saving it to your photos folder.   Click here to learn how to change your phone’s settings.     



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AP Exam Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Will students still receive accommodations for their 504s or IEPs?

  • How will students sign in to take the test?

  • What will the test actually look like? Can students practice online first?

  • How will the College Board guard against cheating?

  • How can students get internet access and/or devices for AP classes and exams?


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    What is the Advanced Placement (AP) program?
    AP courses are college-level courses that are offered during high school. These courses were created by university professors to reflect what is being taught in first-year college classes.  This is a great opportunity to possibly earn college credit by passing the AP test. 

    • Click here to see the AP Credit Policies at Oregon State University, Portland State University, Portland Community College and University of Oregon. 

    Who can take AP classes?
    AP classes are for students in grades 9 - 12.  They are NOT only for students with the best grades.  ANYONE who is confident, motivated and ready can enroll in AP classes.  


    What are the AP  exams?
    The Advanced Placement examinations allow high school students to demonstrate mastery of college-level course material and to even potentially earn college credit with qualifying exam scores.  AP tests measure students' mastery of knowledge and skills from AP courses such as:



    Each high school offers different AP classes, and AP course availability is often flexible. If you would like to see an additional class offered at a specific school, please get in touch with the counselor or AP coordinator.


    What are the benefits of AP classes?

    • AP lets students pursue college-level studies in high school.  They get the opportunity to earn college credit and/or placement into more challenging classes.

    • Taking AP courses shows the college admission officers that a student wants to take the most challenging courses available.  Having AP classes on a transcript can help tremendously with both college admissions and in receiving scholarships.

    • AP classes help students develop analytical abilties as well as communication, research and time-management skills.  

    • Students who score a 3 or higher are more likely to graduate college on time and can save time and money in college.

    • Even students who score below a 3 are still more likely to graduate college on time.  


    How many college credits can I earn?

    The tests are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with a 3 or higher considered mastery.  Students who receive test scores of 3 or higher can earn college credit and/or placement into more advanced classes depending on a college's policies. Depending on the number of tests passed, a student can save thousands of dollars in college tuition fees.   

    To find the credit policy of a specific university, visit www.collegeboard.org/apcreditpolicy.

    To see credit awarded in all of Oregon’s community colleges and Oregon University System, click here.   For more information, read the AP & IB Oregon State Credit Policy 2019 - 2020

    What if I want to know more about this program?

    AP for Families with PPS

    Advanced Placement for Parents

    College Board: Videos about AP for Parents and Students

    AP: Student Voices

    4 Facts About AP, IB Testing for Parents



AP Testing Contacts

Gretchen Schlag
Director of AVID & AP
(503) 916-3216
Tara Harding
AP TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment)
(503) 916-3013
Anna Lortz
District Testing Coordinator
(503) 916-3517

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