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Students enrolled in AP courses are highly encouraged to take the AP exam.  With qualifying AP Exam scores, students can earn credit, advanced placement or both at the majority of colleges and universities.  Please note the policy regarding issuance of college credit is determined ONLY by the college or university a student applies to and will vary among institutions.  Individual colleges and universities, not the College Board or the AP Program, grant course credit and placement.

AP Exam testing dates at Castro Valley High School are May 1-5 and May 8-12, 2017

❖     Fill out and submit the AP Registration Form and submit to Mrs. K in House 1.

❖     The preferred method for AP payment is online  from February 20 to March 15, 2017.

❖     The alternative method for AP payment is in the Finance Office from March 13-15, 2017 at break, lunch, or after school before 3:45 pm.

❖     The cost of each AP exam is $100 for CVHS students.  The deadline for regular registration is 3:45 pm on Wednesday March 15th. Applications after that time will be considered late. You must pay and turn in the registration form to have completed your registration.

❖     Non-CVHS students, may be afforded the opportunity to test at CVHS pending room which we will know on March 23rd. Non-CVHS students, please click HERE for more information and to be placed on the wait list.

❖     The College Board offers reduced fees in very specific financial situations.  Online registration cannot be done in these circumstances.  See Ms. Redd or Mrs. Klescewski in House 1 to determine qualification and complete a Request for Financial Aid form.


Late Registration:

Late Registration is available from March 16-17 and 20-22, 2017.  The Advanced Placement registration form and schedule are available to be downloaded at $25 late fee will be charged to each exam ordered between March 16-17 and 20-22.  Payment must be made by cash or check (made payable to Castro Valley High School) at that time.


All students who are signed up to take AP Exams will complete the pre-administration packet in the Cafeteria on Tuesday, April 25th beginning at 2:45 for students with the last names A-O,  Wednesday, April 26th at 2:45 for students with the last names P-Z and Thursday, April 27th for all make ups.  

Students that do not attend the pre-administration days will not be eligible to take the AP test and will not be refunded for their test.  Students must attend on the date of their last name. DO NOT MISS YOUR DAY!

  If you are not enrolled in an AP class but would like to sign up for an AP exam, please see Ms. Redd in House 1 Office for more information.


For any questions regarding registration for AP exams, please visit the College Board website, or call Ms. Redd at 510-537-5910 extension 3811.


Special Circumstance Procedures

Early testing is not permitted under any circumstance.

Late/alternate testing is not permitted for senior class trips, assemblies, family vacations or family graduations.

Alternative Testing details:

  • If a student is ill, an alternate test will be arranged if the illness occurs prior to administration of the exam and the student has a doctor’s note.  If the student is in school the day of the exam, he/she will be expected to take the exam. 
  • A $55 fee will be charged for each alternate exam.
  • CVHS Athletic or Academic contests schedule conflicts may qualify students for an alternate test. See Ms. Redd in House 1 to order an alternate test.


Occasionally extreme circumstances may make it necessary for a particular exam to be administered late to an individual student or a group of students.

Only students affected by these circumstances may test late; everyone else must take the exam at the set time on a regularly scheduled date.  The College Board develops alternate forms of each exam that are used only for late testing.  All students who participate in late testing at a given school must take these alternate exams on the scheduled alternate testing dates at the scheduled times.  Early testing is not permitted under any circumstances.

 When the cause of late testing is generally beyond the control of the school and the students, there is no additional fee for using the alternate forms of the exam.  In other instances, however, where the school or students have a choice between testing on the scheduled date and requests for alternate date, the school is billed an additional $50 per student for each exam to partially defray costs.  Your AP Coordinator will take care of all the details.