We’re proud of the efforts students put into preparing for AP exams. More than 90% of U.S. colleges accept successful Advanced Placement exam scores for college credit or advanced course assignments, and Laurel Springs offers 20 AP courses in our catalog.
Important Information for Students
As you progress through your AP courses, we encourage you to maintain good study habits and communicate regularly with teachers. In order to prepare for the AP exams in May, you should stay on track in your courses while attending exam preparation sessions offered by Laurel Springs. All LSS students, regardless of what standardized exams you plan to take, must have an account with College Board. Most, if not all, scoring results, will be delivered online. Please register with our school code, 052256.
Please remember that you are responsible for registering for your AP exams. You can typically take the tests at a local participating school. Students in mainland China should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find testing locations.
There are some important points to remember:
- Call AP Services (888-225-5427) to find the names and telephone numbers of local AP Coordinators. Before you call them, prepare a list of the exams you plan to take so that the appropriate coordinators can be identified.
- Contact your local AP Coordinators and determine where you will take your AP exams. When calling the coordinators at your local school to arrange testing, make sure to tell them that you are trying to locate a school willing to administer exams to students who do not attend their school. List the exams you plan to take, and supply our school code, 052256, so that your exam score(s) will be reported correctly.
- After you select your testing location: Ask the school’s AP Coordinator to order your exam materials, and find out when and where you should appear for the exam(s). Also, find out how to pay your exam fees, as this must be done directly by each student, and not through Laurel Springs School. Note: the school may elect to charge a higher exam fee in order to offset additional proctoring or administration costs.
- Students with disabilities: If you have documented disabilities, you may be eligible for accommodations on the AP exams. Some examples include: extended time; Braille and 14- and 20-point large-type exams; large-block answer sheets; permission to use a Braille device, computer, typewriter, or magnifying device; a reader to dictate questions; a writer to record responses; and/or a sign language interpreter to give directions. You can find more information about services for students with disabilities on the College Board website.
Additional Notes on AP Exams
- You may take as many AP Exams as you wish, in any combination, with the following qualifications:
- You may not take both Calculus AB and Calculus BC within the same year. If you want to take two exams that are scheduled for the same time, ask your AP Coordinator for information about taking one of the exams during the late-testing period.
- You may repeat an exam in a subsequent year. In this case, both scores will be reported unless you request that one be withheld or canceled.
Additionally, we would like to share several important website links for you to review. Please note that all LSS students who plan to take the PSAT, SAT, AP or other College Board standardized tests must have an account with College Board. Most, if not all, scoring results, will be delivered online.
- College Board AP Courses and Exams – General Information
- College Board — Information for Students
- College Board — Information for Parents
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Laurel Springs School’s AP Coordinator, Xandra Oney-Raad.