Test sign up for AP now at start of school year

Eugene Ko, Lifestyle Editor

The College Board has moved the deadline for AP exam registration to the first week of November, beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. The registration fee will remain $94, and students will still be able to pay $124 for late registration after the registration deadline.

A representative from the College Board, who declined to give her name, said in a phone interview that she believes the earlier deadline will motivate students to be more engaged in AP classes from day one.

“Schools with exam commitments in the fall had higher rates of people taking the test,” she said.

Students will be required to digitally activate AP course accounts to register for exams and access preparation resources beginning Aug. 1. New resources such as additional practice questions, unit guides and personalized progress checks are available to students through the College Board website.

Senior Casey Mutchnik said he committed to Northwestern University and will take AP exams this coming May.

Given the school I’m going to, … I’m going to take as many [AP tests as I can],” Mutchnik said.

Mutchnik said he probably would have focused even more on AP exams earlier on if there was earlier registration.