ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)
Students can earn college credit and place out of college courses. During the last few years, LASA students have earned an average of about 20 credit hours per student. Students taking AP courses are experiencing challenging, college-level curriculum. The AP exam is the final assessment of how the student has mastered this curriculum. The experience is valuable as it is similar to what students will encounter when taking finals in college.
LASA AP Exams are taken the first two-full weeks in May as determined by College Board.
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How to sign up to take any AP Exam(s) at LASA
There are three separate steps below you must complete in order to take an AP exam in May.
1. Join the AP Class
This step is done in class at school with your teacher by logging into collegeboard.org. Each section (period) of an AP Course with a particular assigned Teacher has a "JOIN CODE" that is given to the student in class. If you have not done this step, please see your AP Teacher. Do not use the code from someone else as you may be registering for an invalid section for you.
If you are taking any AP classes, you MUST join that class via your College Board (CB) account using the class code provided by your teacher. This step should be completed even if you do not plan to take the AP exam.
If you have not been able to gain access to your CB account or have been unsuccessful in creating an account, you will need to call the College Board Student Help Line at 888-225-5427.
2. Register for the AP Test - DEADLINE OCTOBER 13, 2022
For yearlong courses, you will need to return to your CB account and click on "Confirm" to taking the exam on or before the above deadline.
If you miss this deadline (10/13/22) and decide later that you want to take the exam, there will be a $40 LATE REGISTRATION FEE per exam.
Seniors, you will join, register, and pay for your spring semester Macro, Micro, or Government class next semester. These deadlines will be communicated to you by your teacher.
Spring Semester Courses (e.g. Govt, Econ, etc. taken in Spring 2023 and not in that class now):
If you are taking a Spring Semester course, you will register in Jan/Feb 2023 and pay for that course then. You will get the multi-exam discount, if it applies so do not worry about doing that in the Fall semester.
IF YOU MISS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE OF 10/13
If you do not register for the AP exam by Thursday, October 13th and decide after this deadline that you do want to take the test, there is a $40 late fee per exam in addition to the price of the exam.
Click on "My AP" to see all of your AP Courses.
2. Select "Register for Exam" for all of the exams you wish to take.
3. Click "Confirm Registration" and then "Confirm".
4. You should see this pop-up. Click "Ok".
5. Your "My AP" screen should show "Registered for Exam"
3. Payment - November 1-18, 2022
Thanks to PFLASA, all AP exams have been subsidized. To see this year's fee chart, please visit the AP Fees & Payment Options Page.
ONLINE: Beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2022, payments can be made online using the link below. First time users should click the link and choose "Get Started Today" to register for School Cash Online. https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com/
CHECKS/MONEY ORDERS: We will be taking cash, checks, and money orders on Tuesday, November 15, and Wednesday, November 16, during lunch in the cafeteria foyer. Students can bring their payment during lunch only.
Checks/Money Orders should be made out to AP Exams with the student's full name and ID# on the memo line. Please do not send a blank check.
All payments for fall and yearlong courses should be made by Friday, November 18, 2022.
Payments made after Friday, November 18, 2022, will incur a one-time $30 late fee.
SENIOR PARENTS: If your student is taking a spring semester only course (US Government, Macro, or Micro), they will register for that class in Jan/Feb 2022 and pay for that course then. You will get the multi-exam discount, if it applies.