AP Exam Registration

2021 AP Exam Registration

Dear Akins AP Students and Families:

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. W Charles Akins High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the 2021 AP exams, students at W Charles Akins High School will be registering online. Online Exam registration will begin on Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 12:00 AM and end on Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM. The AP exam registration process is two steps, but both can be completed in one sitting when the student and parent/guardian do this together. Both steps must be completed in order to have AP exams ordered:

Step 1: Begin the process by registering at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/440349. Here you will indicate both the AP courses you are taking this year and the exams you wish to take. You will receive your join codes and directions to complete the second required step. Any exam fees will be paid online so be sure to have a debit card or credit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.
Step 2: Use the join codes provided at the completion of step one to enroll the student's AP courses and exams in the College Board's system.

This year each AP exam costs $90.00. W Charles Akins High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requesting the reduced-exam price will need to complete the online application at https://www.schoolcafe.com/.  Students requiring financial assistance should contact Rebecca Redland-Sturzl, rebecca.redland-sturzl@austinisd.org, to learn more.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 12:00 AM - Registration Begins
  • Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM – Registrations (for full-year, first-semester, and exam only) after this date will incur a $40 late fee per exam.  The late fee does not apply to second-semester courses.
  • Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM - Registration Ends
  • Tue, Nov 10, 2020 will be the partial payment date.  Final payments due March 5, 2021.
  • Fri, Mar 5, 2021 - Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund.

Please contact Rebecca Redland-Sturzl, rebecca.redland-sturzl@austinisd.org , if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.


Cost of AP Exams:

Cost of Exams for Free/Reduced Lunch Program:

One exam:  $90

One exam:  $15

Two exams:  $180

Two exams:  $30

Three Exams:  $235 (discount)

Three exams:  $45

Four Exams:  $280 (discount)

Four exams:  $60

Five Exams:  $325 (discount)

Five exams:  $75


Students and parents are responsible for paying all late order fees.  Please pay close attention to deadlines to avoid additional fees. 



How are exam prices calculated at Akins High School?

Cost of AP Exams:

Cost of Exams for Free/Reduced Lunch Program:

$95   2021 College Board AP Exam Fee

 $95    2021 College Board AP Exam Fee

 -$5          Akins subsidy

 -$ 9    Akins forgoes optional CB Admin fee

$90   2021 Akins AP Exam Price

-$33    College Board subsidy


-$32    TEA subsidy

*Students taking 3 AP exams will receive an additional $35 Akins subsidy

-$  6    Akins subsidy

**Students taking 4 or more AP exams will receive the additional $35 Akins subsidy, plus $45 for each additional exam.

   $15   2021 Akins F/RL AP Exam Price





Rebecca Redland-Sturzl                                Jennifer Dawson
AP Program Director                                      AP Coordinator/Assistant Principal
(512) 841-9953                                               (512) 841-9938

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