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Advanced Placement, October Update


Students in AP courses have the opportunity to take official AP exams in May 2020.  Many colleges and universities grant credit for AP exam scores; however, each school has its own policy.  College credit is not guaranteed, check with the school you plan to attend.  Students, you MUST follow the steps listed below if you expect the AP Coordinator to order your AP exam(s).  It is highly possible that your exam(s) will NOT be ordered if you do not complete all of the steps listed below by the stated deadlines.  Students must adhere to the deadlines set by Mrs. Van Dam, the AP Coordinator.  All questions should be directed to Mrs. Van Dam (


Exam Registration Steps:

  1. Register for your teacher’s course on MyAP by September 4, 2019 (
  2. Indicate your exam decision on MyAP for all of your AP courses by October 9, 2019
  3. Complete this WOHS AP  Exam Contract by October 9, 2019 (  Read the Compliance Statements carefully.  Discuss the Compliance Statements with your parent/guardian.  Complete this contract one time, it will cover all of your AP exams.
  4. Pay for your exams in full by Thursday, October 17, 2019.  Payment options: e-funds ( or cash.  AP exams are $96 per exam or $7 per exam if you qualify for free or reduced lunch.  Free/reduced lunch students must pay cash only.


E-funds Instructions:  Select Pay Optional Fees.  Log in.  Use the student’s ID number.  Select that you want to pay AP Exam Fees.  Exams are $96 per exam.  Pay the amount owed for all exams the student is taking (do not pay the exams one at a time, pay the lump sum amount owed).


Cash Instructions:  Cash payments (exact change only, no checks) can be submitted to Mrs. Van Dam or Mrs. Groenheide.  Mrs. Groenheide is located at the North Front Reception Desk.  Mrs. Van Dam’s locations are listed below:

-1st through 4th hour:  A201 at North

-5th and 6th hours:  Main Office, North


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