College Board Assessments
College Board is a national assessment corporation that provides students the following assessments: PSAT 8/9, PSAT NMSQT, Advanced Placement exams, and SAT. You can click here to visit their website for more information.
Advanced Placement Exams
Advanced Placement (AP) courses along with the AP exam let colleges know that your child was exposed to a rigorous high school course load that better prepared your child for college-level work. In addition to the rigorous course load, many colleges accept the AP credit as college credit which gives your child cheaper college tuition as well as catapults your child ahead of his peers in or to be exempt from freshmen in order to take classes in his major. Unfortunately, when students focus on taking CP or honors level classes in order to "protect" their GPA for Hope Scholarships, they tend to enter college with a modest academic transcript and the college courses become too much for them, which in turn, causes them to lose the Hope Scholarship all together.
Please note: The AP exam registration process is different than in previous years. Students can register between September 30, 2021, and November 7, 2021. Please keep in mind that there is a $40.00 fee for any exam canceled in AP Registration and Ordering after November 15, 2021, OR for any registered exam a student does not take. Please visit the PDF below for more information.
The following pricing is available for advanced placement exams:
- All registration and payment is completed through MyPaymentsPlus
- All students pay a $10 non-refundable registration fee
- All students enrolled in an AP course will receive one free exam for the course they are enrolled
- Each additional exam is $96. AP Capstone exams are $144 per exam.
- An unused or canceled fee will be applied for each exam not completed by a student.
- Late ordering fee for exams ordered after November 15 will be charged an additional $40.
- A late testing fee of $40 will be charged for students who need a late testing date.
PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9
The PSAT/NMSQT is a national assessment given by College Board and administered at the local schools. This assessment is free for students in 10th grade. The test assesses the preparedness of students for college readiness and assesses them on the same knowledge and skills as the SAT. This test is equivalent to the PSAT 10 (spring season) and allows 11th grade students the ability to receive scholarships. Please note that students who plan on taking the assessment as an 11th grader must pay a fee before taking the assessment.
The PSAT 8/9 is a national assessment given by College Board and administered at the local schools to 8th grade students in GCPS. The test assesses the preparedness of students for college readiness and assesses them on the same knowledge and skills at the SAT.
This year's test date is October 26,2021 for both the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 8/9.
The cost for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows: PSAT/NMSQT is $18 and the PSAT 8/9 is $14.
All students must arrive on time for testing and remain in the testing environment for the entire length of the exam.