Testing Information

AP Exam E-Ticket Information

  • You will need this to check in on exam day.
  • It will be emailed to you 2 days before each test (you can also access your e-ticket in your student account on My AP (myap.collegeboard.org).
  • Each e-ticket is personalized to you and isn’t transferrable.
  • DO NOT share your e-ticket with anyone-you could lose your chance to test.
  • Your e-ticket is valid for the May exam schedule (students should test in may unless there is a significant conflict)

Test Format

  • Exam Questions are viewed by students in a web browser, like Chrome.
  • Students type or write their responses outside that browser.
  • Students then choose from 3 options to submit responses:Copy and paste a typed response
  • Attach a typed response
  • Attach 1 or more photos of a handwritten response
  • World Language Exams require an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone. These exams cannot be taken on laptop or desktop computers. Before the exam, you must download the free AP World Languages Exam App-available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play Store.
  • If you have any issues on exam day that prevents you from testing successfully, you will be directed to an online AP makeup testing request form where you can describe what happened and request an e-ticket for a June makeup exam. You can also access the form at cb.org/requestmakeup

5 Steps to Take Before Exam Day

  1. Review your contact information. If you are not receiving emails from the AP Program, log in to your My AP to see the email address you used when you registered to take the exam.
  2. Check your Tech. Choose and prepare the device and documents you will use.
  3. Practice submitting your response. An online AP exam demo will be available on May 4th. Practice at http://cb.org/apdemo
  4. Gather what you need for each exam. Consult cb.org/apexamdaydocs for your specific AP course necessities.
  5. Receive your exam confirmation and e-ticket emails.

The 5 steps just outlined above are listed in the AP Exam Day Checklist. Download the AP Exam Day Checklist at cb.org/apchecklist. Print or hand copy the checklist for each exam you take. You should fill out the checklist and keep it next to you during the test.

Exam Day

  1. 30 minutes before start time– Check in-use your e-ticket, complete identity information, wait for exam to begin.
  2. Start time
    1. English and History Exams-Question will appear and you have 45 minutes to respond. You then have 5 minutes to submit your reponse.
    2. All other exams except English, History and World Languages-Question 1 appears and you have 25 minutes to develop your response and then 5 minutes to submit your response. Wait for question 2. Question 2 appears and you will have 15 minutes to respond and 5 minutes to submit your responses.
    3. World Language Exams-After check in when prompted select “start my exam”. Follow prompts and listen to exam directions. Complete task 1:Conversation and task 2:Cultural comparison/presentation. Check recordings and submit.

For a YouTube exam walk through check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHZ2zpqlZNE&list=PLoGgviqq4844oyQviUHOOddAaMOdDAqpk&index=2

For more information, please visit ACT’s website. Click here for frequently asked questions and answers.

Taking College Entrance Exams like the SAT or ACT?

If you aren’t sure what to expect click on the Test Prep ebook link below and read about how to be prepared for before, during and after college entrance exams.

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Test Prep eBook Dec16



How and When to Access Your AP Test Scores

Students will receive access to AP scores based on their location starting in early July.  Students can be prepared, particularly those who have never taken an AP Exam before, by taking the steps below:

Sign up now for a College Board account on the student AP scores website. It’s required to get scores. Some students may already have an account, so have them confirm this by signing in.

Remember account username and password, and your AP number (or student ID number if they provided it on their AP answer sheet).

Students will also receive an email in early July reminding them how and when to access their scores.


The following are local resources that you may find helpful as you look to prepare for class and standardized tests.

SAT Preparation–

The NEW  SAT is coming!  The Collegeboard has partnered with Khan Academy to provide extensive free preparation resources.

Visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/mission/sat/tasks/onboard-92829382938


Sylvan Learning Center


Offers SAT/ACT prep classes

Website:  http://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/lancaster-pa/program/sat-prep

Call: 717-293-0300

Schedule a Free Full Length Practice Exam: http://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/lancaster-pa/promotions/get-a-free-sat-or-act-practice-exam


Kaplan SAT Prep Courses, Online and at Locations around PA

Website: http://www.800score.com/sat-pennsylvania.html
Princeton Review

Self Paced Online SAT Prep

Math, Verbal, or both


Abbey Harris

Lancaster Area SAT Prep Instructor

Offering Spring Session at Lancaster Mennonite

Offering Summer Session at Janus School


PREP Books

Students can prepare by buying and using a prep book (B&N, Amazon)

Popular Review publishers:

  • ·      College Board
  • ·      Princeton Review
  • ·      Kaplan

Free SAT/ACT Prep Apps:

  1. The Official SAT Question of the Day By The College Board
  2. IntelliVocab for SAT
  3. SAT Up
  4. SAT Connect
  5. iPredict
  6. ACT Question of the Day
  7. ACTStudent
  8. SATLadder


Helpful testing websites:

www.act.org  ACT, PLAN and ASSET test registrations and dates.  Practice tests available.

www.collegeboard.org  SAT, PSAT, AP and CLEP test registrations and dates.  College searches.

www.asvabprogram.com  Career Exploration Program:  ASVAB test, explore careers.

www.march2success.com  SAT/ACT practice tests and flashcards.  Test preparation.

www.powerscore.com-There are free SAT and ACT tests, free flashcards for vocab, math– all types of SAT /ACT Prep Materials.  The practice tests are common but the actual flashcards and vocab sets are really pretty cool!

Here is a great resource for SAT Prep as well as other test preparatory programs.


Preparing for the ACT-Here are wonderful resources to help prepare for the ACT.

Click here for ACT Practice Manual

Eight Facts_ACT Test

Preparing for an AP Exam? Here is a great resource to help you prepare:


ACT/SAT Concordance Table-The ACT and SAT are different tests that measure similar but distinct constructs. The ACT measures achievement related to high school curricula, while the SAT measures general verbal and quantitative reasoning.
ACT and the College Board have completed a concordance study that is designed to examine the relationship between two scores on the ACT and SAT. These concordance tables do not equate scores, but rather provide a tool for finding comparable scores.  Click here for ACT/SAT Concordance Table

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