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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement courses prepare students for nationally administered AP exams; success on these exams may earn college credit and/or advanced placement at many colleges and universities. All students who meet the minimal course requirements are encouraged to enroll in these challenging courses.


AP Registration & Fees Payment Deadline of November 4, 2022

Seattle Public School (SPS) students who wish to take AP exams at their high school must register to take the exam(s) by the district-wide AP Registration & Fees Payment Deadline of November 4, 2022. The fee for AP Exams this year is $107 per exam. Students eligible for free and reduced lunch must pay a $10 deposit to secure their exam order by this registration deadline.  Payments (either $107 or $10 per exam) are made for each exam on SchoolPay on the family SOURCE account.

Follow these steps to register for an AP Exam 

Step 1 Sign in to myap.collegeboard.org and enroll in your AP class sections using the unique join code provided by your AP teachers. Note: Students must create a CollegeBoard account if they have not already done so. 

*Save User ID, Password and Email used to create the College Board account

Step 2: For each exam, confirm your exam registration status

              before November 4

Step 3: Make your AP exam payment(s) via a Parent’s SchoolPay/Source before November 4,

*Confirm FRL Status with Amy Doll asdoll@seattleschools.org 

2022. Keep a copy of the receipt for your records.

$40.00 non-refundable amount for canceled exams from November 8th-March 1st.

No Refunds after March 2nd for unused exams. 

Students not enrolled in AP Courses at West Seattle High School that wish to take an AP Exam must contact the district office of Assessment and Instructional Improvement director Aira Jackson ajjacksonsam@seattleschools.org will assist you.

Questions or concerns about AP registration and or payment at WSHS please 

 contact Amy Doll asdoll@seattleschools.org 

AP Criteria

Students prior to enrolling in an AP course must meet the following general criteria:

  • Earned a ‘B’ grade or better in a prerequisite course (Prerequisite courses are determined by individual departments that offer AP).
  • Earn passing scores on all sections of the state assessment (Reading, Writing, and Math).
  • Teacher recommendation (As determined by departments that offer AP).
  • PSAT/NMSQT scores.

SPS FAQs Regarding AP Exams

What if I have not received any information yet from the College Board regarding my AP Exams?

The College Board is communicating directly with students and families about online resources and details regarding their shortened AP Exams online. The College Board is using the student’s email address listed in the College Board student account. If a student has not provided their email, please log in to the College Board AP student page and update your profile to be sure that you receive all your AP Exam updates from the College Board. Sign in to access AP student resources.

AP Courses

All AP courses at West Seattle High School are yearlong courses. This requires students to be committed to a year long course of study.

Students taking an AP course at West Seattle High School should expect an average of an hour of homework daily in each AP class they are enrolled.