Students and Families
Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. VHS encourages all students to take AP exams for the courses they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for the high school class, saving a significant amount on college tuition.
For the 2018 AP exams, students register online. The registration process takes a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.
This year each AP exam costs $94.00. AP and VUSD desire every student to be able to take their AP exams; therefore, students requiring financial assistance should complete the fee waiver steps outlined in the link “AP Registration Letter” on this page. Students must complete the “Student Eligibility” form and provide required documentation to determine eligibility PRIOR to paying for exams. The various forms of documentation are available in the links on this page. Begin the registration process and indicate the request for a fee waiver. Students may email or drop off completed fee waiver documentation to Ms. Kordis. Once the waiver is approved, you will recieve an email informing you to submit payment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Candice Kordis via email or in person in the Honors Office (B11).
Online exam registration will begin on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM and end on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/053675 to register. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. I strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered. In addition to the standard information needed for registration, the following information is also required when registering for exams:
- Home address
- Student email – preferably your school’s email account
- 9-digit VHS Student ID number
- Parents/Guardians education levels
- Parent email, cellphone and work phone numbers
- If applicable, the IB exams you are are taking (not art, dance, or drama as these are non-seated exams)
If you have been approved for testing accommodations through collegeboard, you will also need to provide your SSD number.
Vista High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding the lines at the finance office.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM – Registration Begins
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM – Registration Ends
Mon, February 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM – Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
Please contact Ms. Candice Kordis, if you have any questions.