Frequently Asked Questions

Advanced Placement

The College Board has announced that this school year, students will take their Advanced Placement (AP) exam(s) either in person using a paper/pencil format or at-home digitally, depending on the course. Check the FCPS 2021 AP/IB Testing webpage for the AP Exam schedule including dates, times, and test formats for students. AP Teachers will communicate with students regarding the exam format and how to prepare for the AP exams in their specific course(s).  Students will be able to take the digital exams using their FCPS issued laptops or personal desktop/laptop computers (smartphones/iPads/personal Chromebooks may not be used for 2021 digital AP Testing). Instructions on how to prepare for at-home digital exams later date.

AP Exam Cancellation Information We understand that during this challenging school year, students may want to cancel their AP exam. Students are able to cancel an AP exam this school year without penalty.

  • Canceling an at-home digital exam: If a student paid for an exam, the student should complete this form to request a refund be processed by May 3rd. Students who did not pay for an exam should not access the test, and no further actions are needed to cancel the exam.  
  • Canceling an in-person exam: If a student is scheduled to take an in-person exam and wishes to cancel, the student should notify the school AP Testing coordinator by March 24th to request cancellation. Students who paid for an exam and wish to cancel will also need to complete this form by May 3rd to request a refund be processed.

For more information about the 2021 AP exams, reference Frequently Asked Questions regarding AP Testing on the FCPS 2021 AP/IB Testing webpage.