you've decided to take the challenge, it's easy to enroll in an AP course. Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator at your school about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need.
you are a homeschooled student or attend a school that doesn't offer AP, you can still participate. Each year hundreds of students participate through independent study. Some states even sponsor online AP courses.
your school offers AP, contact your AP Coordinator to register for the exams. He or she will order the necessary materials, collect fees, and let you know when and where to appear for the exams.
you are a homeschooled student or attend a school that does not offer AP, you can still take the exams by arranging to test at a participating school. (Students in mainland China should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
AP Services no later than March 1 to get the names and telephone numbers of local AP Coordinators. Prepare a list of the exams you plan to take prior to calling so that the appropriate Coordinators can be identified
the AP Coordinators identified by AP Services no later than March 15.
calling Coordinators to arrange testing, make sure to tell them:
are trying to locate a school willing to administer exams to homeschooled students or students from schools that do not offer AP.
will use a different school code so your exam grade(s) will be reported separately from the school at which you test. (Homeschooled students will use the state homeschool code provided by the Coordinator on the day of the exam; students attending schools will use their school code.)
exams you plan to take.
you locate a school willing to administer the exams, that school's AP Coordinator is responsible for ordering your exam materials, telling you when and where to appear for the exams, and collecting your fees, which he or she may negotiate to recover additional proctoring or administration costs. That school must administer the exams for you; it cannot forward them to you or your school for handling.
you have documented disabilities, you may be eligible for accommodations on the AP Exams. These include: extended time; Braille and 14- and 20-point large-type exams; large-block answer sheets; permission to use a Braille device, computer, typewriter, or magnifying device; a reader to dictate questions; a writer to record responses; and/or a sign language interpreter to give directions. Visit Services for Students with Disabilities for more information.