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2023 AP Exam Registration Information

AP exams are offered for subjects taught in our AP program at PALY. For alternative exam locations visit the College Board website for any exam PALY does not offer.

Please note that due to space constraints, Palo Alto High School will only be accepting registration from Paly, Gunn, and PAUSD Middle College students.

Important Dates

For detailed information visit for more detailed info. Ongoing
AP Exam Registration Sept. 12 - Nov. 8
Late Registration (incurring a $40/exam fee)
Macroeconomics (2nd sem.-only class) exempt from late fees
Nov. 9 - Mar. 8
Macroeconomics Registration will open Jan. 10
Cancellation Deadline (late fees are non-refundable) Mar. 8

AP Exam Fees

AP Exams (register by Nov. 8) $120 per exam
AP World Languages, AP Seminar and AP Research (register by Nov. 8) $146 per exam
Late Registration Fee (register between Nov. 9 – Mar. 8)
Macroeconomics (2nd-sem.-only class) exempt from late fees
Additional $40 per exam
Late Testing Fee due to certain conflicts Additional $40 per exam

All registrations and payments are processed through Total Registration.

Register for 2023 AP Exams

Students must register with both Total Registration AND the College Board. Students enrolled in an AP class at Paly should have signed up already with the College Board during class. Students must sign up with the College Board AND Total Registration.

Students NOT Enrolled in an AP Class at Paly: Students interested in taking an AP exam that are not enrolled in the class must first sign up with Total Registration. Sign up for the exam with the “No Teacher” option and get the join code. Next, sign up on College Board with the join code from Total Registration; the course will be listed as “Exam Only.”
Questions? Contact Ms. Komal Bawa at

Capacity & Staffing Limitations: Due to capacity limitations, some students can expect to test during late testing. Late Tests will be administered May 17-19. You will be notified of your testing date.

2023 AP Exam Schedule

Week 1


Morning — 8am-12pm

Afternoon — 12-4pm

Mon. May 1

  • Chemistry
  • Spanish Literature & Culture

Tues. May 2

  • Chinese Language & Culture
  • Environmental Science
  • Psychology

Wed. May 3

  • English Literature & Composition
  • Computer Science A

Thurs. May 4

  • Macroeconomics
  • Seminar
  • Statistics

Fri. May 5

  • U.S. History
  • Art History
Fri. May 5 ART AND DESIGN — AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing: Last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital Art and Design portfolios to coordinators before this date.

Week 2


Morning — 8am-12pm

Afternoon — 12-4pm

Mon. May 8

  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Computer Science Principles

Tues. May 9

  • English Language & Composition
  • Japanese Language & Culture
  • Physics C: Mechanics (12-2pm)
  • Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism (2-4pm)

Wed. May 10

  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • Biology

Thurs. May 11

  • French Language & Culture

Fri. May 12

  • Music Theory

You cannot take two tests at the same time; PALY will decide which test you will take first. For example, Chemistry and Spanish Literature & Culture. You will take one of them as a “Late Test.” Late Tests will be administered May 17-19. No extra fee is charged for schedule conflicts. Certain conflicts will incur a $40 late testing exam fee. Please email Jerry Berkson at to make a late testing request.

Free or Reduced Fees: Students who have a verifiable financial need are eligible for reduced fees. Please obtain a financial assistance form from your Guidance Counselor (need counselor signature) and bring completed form to the ASB bookkeeper.

Testing with Accommodations: January 18th is the final day to submit a request for testing accommodations to the College Board. Work with your Guidance Counselor or Case Manager to submit a request, if necessary. If you are already approved by the College Board for accommodations, you do not need to refile. Please note that the request process can take seven weeks and does not begin until all required documentation is received.