• AP Testing Information

    May 2022




    ALL Fee Waiver requests must be received via email by 11:59 PM April 29, 2022. Email your request to emily.briano@knoxschools.org


    NEW for Spring 2022

    All payments for AP exams will be collected online through SchoolCash Online.  The regular price exam has been added to ALL Spring 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 February 23. If you or your student is applying for financial aid, you must turn in your form by March 2 so 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.




    Exam Name and Notes

    Monday, May 3

    8:00 AM

    US Government & Politics (Testing in Carter HS Library)

    Thursday, May 5

    8:00 AM

    Human Geography (Testing in Carter HS Library)

    Friday, May 6

    8:00 AM

    United States History (Trentville UMC)


    Monday, May 9

    8:00 AM

    Calculus BC (Trentville UMC)

    Tuesday, May 10

    8:00 AM

    English Language and Composition (Trentville UMC)

    Wednesday, May 11

    12:00 PM

    Biology (Trentville UMC)



    All tests (except for Human Geography and US Government & Politics) will be administered at Trentville United Methodist Church at the designated times.  Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation to and from the church.  Make sure you know where the church is before the day of the test.  

    Trentville United Methodist Church

    9215 Strawberry Plains Pike

    Strawberry Plains, TN 37871


    Plan to arrive 5 minutes before the start time for your exam, so we can begin on time. Exams beginning at 8 AM should be complete around 12:00-12:30 PM, but this time may vary. Students will not be allowed to access cell phones during the entire exam. 


    *The 12 PM exam should be completed around 3:30-4:00 PM. 


    Most exams last between three and four hours with a break halfway through the test.  Please get a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast before the test.


    Please bring the following things with you on test day:

    o    A few #2 pencils

    o    Blue or black ink pens for free response questions

    o    Watch for keeping time (make sure it doesn’t make any noise. Smart watches are NOT allowed)

    o    Approved Calculator (Calculus BC and Biology exams only)

    o    Layered clothing in case the testing room is hot, cold, etc.

    o    Hand sanitizer is allowed but will be required to be kept under your chair


    See the complete list of approved and restricted items:


    Cell phones and smart watches are NOT allowed! All devices will be kept by the testing coordinator for the duration of the exam.  If you are feeling sick the day of the test, no-cost make up options are available, just contact me ASAP. Do NOT come to the test if you are ill. If you need to reach me in case of emergency on the test day my cell phone is 423-312-6912 or you can email me at emily.briano@knoxschools.org

    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 colleges 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 March 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 received by November 8. This allows the payments to be processed and come through to our bookkeeper, which can take up to 72 hours. If you order after this date, your payment will still be received, but please forward your receipt to emily.briano@knoxschools.org so I can mark you 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 an 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 $61 (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 an 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.