Advanced Placement (AP) Programs

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AP Test Registration and Information


The 2023 AP exams will cover the full content in each AP course, so students have the opportunity to receive college credit and/or placement. Every AP student should keep their options open by registering for the exam on time because there will be a $40 fee for late orders. The College Board will support in-school testing in 2023 because administering exams in schools maximizes access and opportunity. If safety concerns still prohibit any students from testing at a school, the College Board will provide a contingency testing option that contains full course content. 

Students - Create a College Board Account

Students will need a College Board account to join their AP class section, receive AP assignments from teachers, get feedback on class progress, and register for AP exams (note: parents should not create an account for the student). If you don’t have a student account, go to

Students creating a College Board account for the first time: 
It is recommended that students use their Northshore email account ( when registering. Failure to do so may cause a student to not get the correct AP exam or delay their test scores.            

Already Have a College Board Account?
All College Board programs are connected through one account. If an account was created during for a previous year, you must use the same login information.  You will also use the same login information for AP, PSAT/NMSQT or SAT, as well. 

AP Registration and Payment

Students and guardians should complete this registration/enrollment together. This is a two-step process and both steps MUST be completed to access the AP Classroom resources and order AP Exams. The entire process (both steps) can be completed in a single sitting in approximately 10 minutes.  Exams will not be ordered if both steps are not completed.

  1. Register all your AP courses and exams in the College Board's MyAP system with the Join Codes you received from your AP teacher(s).  
    • Please use your LEGAL NAME and your school email address to register.  This will help eliminate any delays in reporting scores.  You may edit your name and email address if necessary, in your Account information on the College Board website. 
    • Students taking AP courses/exams at North Creek High School must REGISTER BY NOV. 1, 2022. 
  2. Sign up and pay for your exams on TouchBase to complete the process. There is no cost for registering for AP courses on College Board, but students must also  pay for their exams on TouchBase.  2023 AP Exams cost $108 with the exception of the Research exam and the Seminar exam, which cost $145 each. 

    • You may also pay by check or cc in person at the Cashier’s window by the office.

    • Any students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch are eligible for a fee waiver and will not have to pay for an AP exam. Please pick up a form in my office, or contact me at  

    • Students taking AP courses/exams at North Creek High School must PAY BY NOV. 1, 2022 

Late registration fee mandated by College Board

Students may register for an AP exam AFTER November 15th, 2022 and up until March 1st, 2023, but will have to pay an additional $40 per exam late order fee.  

AP exams registrations that are not paid in full will be canceled and exams will not be ordered.

AP Refund Policy

We understand that on rare occasions students must cancel an exam. Here is our refund policy:

  • Students who cancel an exam by Tue - Nov 15, 2022 are entitled to a full refund of the exam fee.
  • Students who cancel an exam by Tue - Mar 14, 2023 are entitled to a refund of the exam fee minus a cancellation fee of $40.00 (per exam cancelled).
  • After Tue - Mar 14, 2023 there are no refunds.
  • Late fees are nonrefundable.

Questions: Contact Patty Ward at for general questions regarding AP Exam Registration. 

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Sign up and pay for exams on Touchbase, the same site where you pay for school fees like Yearbook, PE uniforms, club and sports fees, etc. 

Key Dates 

Register on College Board by Nov. 1, 2022 

Sign up and pay for exams on Touchbase by Nov. 1, 2022 

AP Exams 

May 1st – May 12th, 2023 


Dr. Eric McDowell
(425) 408-8800 

Key Dates

Register on College Board by Nov. 1, 2022
Sign up and pay for exams on Total Registration by Nov. 1, 2022
AP Exams
May 1st – May 12th, 2023


Dr. Eric McDowell
(425) 408-8800 

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