AP College Board Updates

Is your student taking an AP exam for the 2019-2020 school year? If so, please read the following new updates provided by AP College Board:
  1. Students should verify their College Board account here by clicking their profile at the top right-hand corner of the page, and going to "Account Settings." Scroll down to verify information and confirm that the email address is the one they'd like to receive an e-ticket to take AP Exams. If it's not the correct email, students can update their email address by clicking "Update."
  2. Before the exam, students should ensure they have the necessary internet access, devices, and a compatible browsers for the exam. The online AP Exam is optimized for use in the latest versions of Chrome (preferred), Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. The exam will NOT be compatible with Internet Explorer 11. AP teachers will be confirming this with all AP students.  
  3. Students who have already qualified for approved AP accommodations need to review how their accommodations will be provided for the online exam format here by the end of April.
Additionally, previously shared updates include the following:
College Board and NYOS both want students to have the opportunity to earn the college credit they have been pursuing amidst the COVID-19 crisis, while maintaining student safety. As a result, AP College Board will be providing online, at-home testing for AP exams this year. 
All students should review the general information about taking these exams, which can be found on the AP website Taking the Exams. The exams will only cover content from part of the year to ensure students are tested on familiar subject matter. Information on course specific exam formats and content will be communicated both online here, and by NYOS AP teachers.  AP Exams will still take place on set dates and times found here.   
AP College Board has ensured students with approved accommodations will continue to receive those on these at home exams. Additional info can be found on the Accommodations for 2020 AP Exams website. Further, any student in need of technology will be provided the necessary resources either through NYOS, by contacting your AP teacher or through College Board via cb.org/tech. In late April College board will be providing student tutorials for navigating their online testing system, which will be communicated both through NYOS Notes and by AP teachers.  
Due to these changes in AP testing, College Board is waiving fees for students who wish to cancel their AP exams this year. Any NYOS student who wishes to cancel their AP exams and receive a refund for their exam registration needs to do so before May 9, 2020 by completing the AP Testing Refund FormThis form is only available to be completed from an approved NYOS email account.