• Advanced Placement

    Test Taking

  • Testing Locations 

    • Edina Community Center: 5701 Normandale Road, Edina 55424
    • Edina High School: 6754 Valley View Rd, Edina, MN 55439
    • Normandale Lutheran Church: 6100 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55436



    Due to the changes in school hours, bus transportation is limited.
    Students may walk, bike, or be dropped off or picked up.
    Student parking is not permitted at any of the ECC parking Lots.

    • Students taking morning tests at ECC will need to be dropped off at ECC then buses will bring students to EHS after testing on the days below.
    • Students taking afternoon tests will take buses from EHS to ECC on the days below and will need to be picked up after the test at ECC.

    Morning Exams at Edina Community Center
    with Busing back to High School

    Day Exams
    Tuesday, May 7 Spanish
    Thursday, May 9 Chemistry
    Thursday, May 16 Comparative Government


    Afternoon Exams at Edina Community Center
    Buses will LEAVE EPAC DOORS at 11:30

    Day Exams
    Wednesday, May 8 French
    Friday, May 10 Computer Science Principles


    Exam Instructions and Start Times 

    There are two sets of instructions, General and Exam-Specific.

    General instructions may be read before the exam start time of 8 am or 12 pm, so students should be in the testing room at least 15 minutes before the start time. The exam officially begins with the reading of the exam-specific instructions at approximately 8:00 am or 12:00 pm, or as soon as possible thereafter. There is a one-hour window during which the exam may begin. Please take this into account when planning post-exam events. See the exam-duration chart below. Students may not leave the testing room early, even if they have completed the exam.

    Exam Durations 

    Exam durations vary from two to over four hours. Take this into account if making post-exam plans. For security reasons, students may not leave an exam early, even if they have completed the exam.

    Restroom Breaks

    Apart from the two shortest exams, Physics C Mechanics and Physics Electricity & Magnetism, each exam has a 10-minute break between Section 1 and Section 2.

    If a student needs a restroom break during the exam, the proctor will arrange for an escort. Students may not leave the room without an escort. During the last 15-20 minutes of testing, to prevent distractions to those still working, no breaks are allowed. Students should plan accordingly for their needs. 

    Note: Proctors may never leave the testing room unsupervised.  


    Depending on exam and lunch schedules, students may need to plan when to eat lunch. For those with back-to-back exams, there may be only 10 minutes for lunch, but there is a 10-minute break in every exam except the two Physics C exams. We suggest students bring small, nutritious snacks and beverages.

    Absence due to Sickness

    Students who are unable to attend an exam must provide a doctor's certificate in order to take the late test at no charge. 

    Bring to Exams

    • Jacket or sweater
    • Picture ID
    • No. 2 pencils with eraser top (no mechanical pencils)
    • Water
    • Snack/lunch
    • Calculator and straight edge for exams that require them
    • College Board Disabilities Accommodation Letter, if applicable

    College Board policy allows students to have on the desk two No. 2 pencils with eraser top and a pen. A calculator is allowed where required for the exam.

    While students may bring their own supplies, these will be limited according to College Board policy.  

    Leave at Home

    • Devices - Do not bring any electronic communication device into the testing room. College Board policy states: Prohibited in the exam room: Electronic equipment (cell phone, smartphone, smartwatch, laptop, tablet computer, etc.), portable listening or recording devices (MP3 player, iPod®, etc.), cameras or other photographic equipment, devices that can access the internet, and any other electronic or communication devices. A student observed with any of these devices during testing or breaks may be dismissed from the exam room, and the device may be confiscated.
      • During the exam period, if a student is found to have a prohibited device on their person, the student is escorted from the room, a call made to College Board, and the student's score may be cancelled.
      • If College Board allows the student to re-take the exam, the student is responsible for the retake fee of $70.
    • Watches that beep
    • Textbooks, compasses, dictionaries
    • Laptops/Notebooks
    • Mechanical pens, colored pencils, highlighters, erasers
    • Non-standard pens or pencils
    • Pencil case
    • Erasers
    • Do not bring any item of real or sentimental value such as a phone, cap or hat, water bottle, pencil case. These cannot be on the desk and are frequently left behind when the exam ends. We are not responsible for lost items.

    Access to Personal Belongings During Exams

    Because College Board policy does not allow students to access personal belongings or backpacks for the duration of the exam, students should remove beverages and/or snacks before the exam begins.

    Proctors will designate an area in the testing space for backpacks and personal belongings and an area for snacks and beverages. The latter may not go on or under desks.

    Abandoned Property

    Every year during the AP exam season, students leave water bottles by the dozen, lunches and snacks, driver's licenses, jackets and sweaters, phones and calculators, textbooks, and other items. Rarely are any items marked with the student's name or phone number.

    If an item is left at EHS, it will be taken to the main office. If an item is left at ECC or Normandale Church, it will be take to Room 350A at Edina Community Center (seasonal AP office). Most of the items are left in a box outside the door. Calculators, driver licenses and phones are kept inside the room. Any items that remain unclaimed at the end of testing are sent to the EHS office.
    Items unclaimed at the end of the school year are donated to a charity such as Goodwill.

    Late Testing

    Students who arrive late may not enter a room once the exam-specific instructions are being read. A "TESTING IN PROGRESS" sign will be posted on the door. These students may purchase a late test.

    Late testing takes place Wednesday through Friday of the week following regular AP exams. The deadline to order a makeup is 4 PM on the last Friday of regular testing, May 17, 2019. There is a $70 fee per late exam (in addition to the original cost of the exam), except in the following circumstances:

    • Conflicting AP exams, i.e. two AP exams on the same day and at the same time (see above link to AP Calendar)
    • School-sponsored event approved by athletic director or AP coordinator (eg. qualifying/post–season play)
    • Family emergency, i.e. funeral
    • Accident or illness (doctor's certificate is required)

    PSEO students are expected to make alternate arrangements for college finals or pay the additional fee of $70 for a late exam.

    College Board sets the exam schedule, and schools cannot change it. 

    To Request A Late Test

    Email the following required information to apinfo@edinaschools.org

    • Student's name
    • Student's 6-digit ID number
    • Exam to be taken during the late-testing period
    • Reason for the request


    • Telephone requests are not accepted.
    • If applicable, the late-test fee must be paid in advance.

    Access to Online Scores

    To obtain your scores follow these three steps: 

    1.  Create your College Board account now so you'll be ready to access your scores online in July. You will need Edina's school code: 240708. Once you sign up, emails will keep you updated on how and when to access your scores. If you ever registered for the SAT or participated in other College Board programs, you may already have an account.

    2.  After Your Exams... Remember your College Board account username and password and one of the following:

    • Your AP number — you'll receive this during the April pre-administration session at school


    • Your 6-digit Edina student ID number. To use this, you must enter it on your very first AP answer sheet with your contact information.

    3.  Wait for an email – then receive your scores online. You will receive an email after the exam period letting you know how and when to access your scores.

    For more information visit: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores

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