• Money for AP Exams is Being Collected Now!

    Download an AP Exam Order Form

    Not taking the exam? Download an OPT-OUT FORM (see bottom of page for more info)


    NEW for FALL 2021

    All payments for AP exams will be collected online through SchoolCash Online.  The regular price exam has been added to ALL Fall AP students, regardless of financial need. The online prices cover the service fee charged by the online payment coverage. If you cannot pay through SchoolCash Online, please contact Mrs. Briano via email by November 8. If you or your student is applying for financial aid, you must turn in your form by November 5 and the reduced fee can be attached to your account.

    There are three price options available. We ask that you pay the level that you can afford.

    Full Price - $105

    Reduced Price - $61*

    Free Option - $0*

    **A completed Financial Aid application and proof of need will be required and is attached to ALL AP order forms. Click on the link at the top of the page to access.

    Why should I take an AP Exam?

    AP Exams are not required, but there are *many* benefits for students who choose to undertake the challenge. The exam is the capstone experience of taking an AP course, and unlike any other exam they have taken so far. Preparing for an AP exam teaches many valuable lessons about preparation, pacing, perseverance, and achieving a difficult goal. Students can learn how they learn best, which is excellent preparation for college, career, and life beyond. These dividends pay off in other courses and in a student's life. Many college offer credit hours for a passing exam grade, and course hours are expensive! AP can be a good bargain for a student who is willing to put in the work. See the AP CLASSROOM section below for how a student can access preparatory and review materials for their exams in the spring.


    Preparing for the AP Exam

    College Board YouTube Review Videos

    AP Classroom: Assignments published by your AP Teacher

    Carter High Library AP Review Books available for Checkout (see Mrs. Briano)

    AP Exam Information  




    Monday, May 2

    8:00 AM

    US Government & Politics

    Wednesday, May 4

    8:00 AM

    English Literature & Composition

    Thursday, May 5

    8:00 AM

    Human Geography

    Friday, May 6

    8:00 AM

    United States History

    Monday, May 9

    8:00 AM

    Calculus AB 

    Calculus BC

    Tuesday, May 10

    8:00 AM

    English Language & Composition

    Wednesday, May 11

    12:00 PM




    All students should be registered in AP Classroom at this time. See your AP teacher if you have questions about this. By default, all students are marked in the system as YES for taking the AP exam. Mrs. Briano will only mark you as NO if you complete an Opt Out form that is signed by you, your teacher, your adult at home, and your counselor. If you opt out and then later decide you want to take the AP exam after the College Board deadline of November 15, then you will have to pay $40 to register late.  


    How do I apply for financial aid?

    Every order form has a financial aid application attached to it. Come to the library to get a form or download one online.

    What is the difference in full and partial financial aid?

    Full financial assistance means you want to apply for Knox County Schools to cover your entire exam cost.

    Partial financial assistance is for students who want to request a reduced rate for the other exam(s) at $61 each. 

    When is the online ordering deadline?

    Online orders need to be recieved by November 8. This allows the payments to process and come through to our bookkeeper, which can take up to 72 hours. If you order after this date, your payment will still be recieved, but please forward your reciept to emily.briano@knoxschools.org so I can mark you as having paid. 

    Do I have to pay online? I saw a payment attached to my School Cash Online account.

    We are strongly encouraging all students to pay online for the reasons of convenience, security. and ease of refunding if needed. All students in a fall AP class have the full price attached to their account automatically. It is not a bill, just an opportunity to pay online if you choose. If you cannot pay online with a credit or debit card, you may pay with cash or check. Financial aid is still available and the fees are as follows: Full price -$96; Reduced Rate $53; and district coverage $0. These costs are lower because the convenience fee is not required for cash or check payments. 

    Why is it more expensive to order exams online?

    It is more expensive to order online because of the surcharge from the online payment company.

    How do I pay online?

    If you pay through School Cash Online, the cost of the exam will be $105 (full price) or $51 (reduced fee) to cover the fees charged by the online payment company.

    I want to pay online but my adult at home didn't get an email.

    This is likely because you don't have an account with School Cash Online. If you do not have an account with School Cash Online, you can make one by clicking the link above. If you are still having trouble, contact Emily Briano or Laura Boling, CHS bookkeeper. 

    How do I pay for my exams online at the reduced rate?

    First, complete the financial aid application attached to the order form (received in class or downloadable above), return it to Mrs. Briano, tell her you wish to pay online, and she will have the reduced fee attached to your School Cash Online account.

    What do I do after I order online?

    Bring your receipt and a copy of a completed order form to Emily Briano in the library or email them to her at emily.briano@knoxschools.org 

    Why are the deadlines different from online ordering and cash/check ordering?

    It takes 48-72 hours for payments to process through School Cash Online, so this is why there is an earlier deadline for online payments. If you have issues or questions about your online payments, contact Emily Briano or Laura Bowling, CHS bookkeeper. 

    College Board Cancellation Policy

    All students will have an AP exam ordered for them by default since they are in an AP course. If you decide NOT to take an exam after ordering it, there is a $40 cancellation fee that will be charged to the student. If you know you do NOT want to take the exam, you will have to complete and OPT OUT Form and pay the cancellation fee. It is to your benefit to take the exam for the experience and the five points added to your final grade. Students who do not take the exam will NOT receive the extra five points.


    You only need to apply for financial aid once per school year.  If you submit an approved financial aid form in the fall, you will automatically qualify for assistance in the spring. 


    If you know you DO NOT want to take the AP exam for your AP class, you MUST turn in an Opt Out Form for Mrs. Briano's records. You can download one here or get one from the library. You will NOT receive the extra five points on your final grade at the end of the semester.