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Advanced Placement Testing

  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level classes offered to high school students for the opportunity to receive college credit.
  • The 2023 AP Exams will be administered in school as paper-and-pencil exams over two weeks in May: May 1–5 and May 8–12 (see schedule below for each course date and time).
  • Check the CollegeBoard AP website for helpful information and other resources

Each AP Exam costs $96. There is a $40 late fee for any exam ordered after the initial deadline. The State of North Carolina and NCDPI budget to cover this initial fee.


If you cannot make the regularly scheduled test date due to an AP approved absence, you will be responsible for the late testing fee of $40. A late testing window will be available May 17–19 if students can’t test during the first two weeks of May.  

  • Ms. Mauldin can help determine if your absence from a regularly scheduled exam meets late testing criteria.
  • Late Testing Fees are due to Ms. Mauldin by March 30th, so a late test can be ordered for the student.
  • All checks must be made payable to Northwest Cabarrus High School with the student's full name in the memo or can be paid in the K12 payment website. 

 Any student who takes an AP Course through NCVPS will need to contact Ms. Mauldin for the join code to register for the exam before November 1, 2022. Also, you will need to join your class section through your NCVPS Instructor. Otherwise, you will be charged an $96 exam fee by Collegeboard.

AP Exam Schedule- All exams are paper/pencil and taken in person.

All students will need to update their current email address on All communications between AP and students will go to the email address listed on your account. If you have questions about your AP exams, email your course teacher or the testing coordinator, 


 2022-2023 AP EXAM SCHEDULE: 

WEEK 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 p.m.
Monday, May 1, 2023 United States Government and Politics Chemistry
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Environmental Science Psychology
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 English Literature and Composition
Thursday, May 4, 2023 Seminar
Friday, May 5, 2023 United States History


WEEK 2 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 p.m.
Monday, May 8, 2023 Calculus AB Computer Science Principles
Calculus BC
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 English Language and Composition
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Biology
Thursday, May 11, 2023 World History: Modern Physics 1
Friday, May 14, 2022



Please note:


  • Any student who has 2 exams scheduled for the same time will have one exam moved to a late testing date free of charge as it is an approved reason for late testing. 
  • Schools must begin the morning exam administration between 8 and 9 a.m. local time and the afternoon exam administration between 12 and 1 p.m. local time. The AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam must begin between 2 and 3 p.m. local time.
  • AP Seminar end-of-course exams are only available to students taking AP Seminar at a school participating in the AP Capstone Diploma Program.
  • April 30, 2022 (11:59 p.m. ET) is the deadline for:
    • AP Seminar and AP Research students have to submit performance tasks as final and their presentations to be scored by their AP Seminar or AP Research teachers.
    • AP Computer Science Principles students have to submit their Create performance task as final.


Attention AP Students
To help with the cost of exams, we would like for students who may receive free or reduced lunch to fill out the following AP fee waiver form. All completed forms are to be emailed to our testing coordinator, Samantha Mauldin.


AP Fee Waiver


*Students must check in at 7:30am for morning exams with their Photo ID in the AUX GYM

**Students must check in at 11:30am for afternoon exams with their Photo ID in the AUX GYM



Before the Exam:

  • Know when & where your exam will be.
  • Review Calculator Policy if your exam requires/ allows a calculator.  

Exam Day Do's

  • Arrive at the check-in time noted above.
  • Bring your photo ID.
  • Bring your allowed calculator to your exam.  
  • Dress in layers. Some rooms can be cool.
  • Eat a good breakfast/lunch prior to your exam. You are allowed to bring a water bottle to have during the exam. 

Exam Day Don'ts

  • Do NOT bring your cell phone, smartwatch, airpods or any other electronic devices of any kind. Accessing these items during the exam WILL have you dismissed from the test.
  • Do NOT forget your photo ID. You cannot be admitted to take the exam if you do not have a photo ID.
  • Do NOT arrive late for the exam. Students arriving late for the exam will not be admitted in the testing room. 
  • Do NOT forget your calculator.