Advanced Placement


2023-2024 AP Exam Information



Students must register & pay for their AP Exams in the Fall Semester.

There are two steps to register for AP exams.

BOTH must be completed by October 31st, 2023.

1) Register on the College Board website

2) Pay for exams using Total Registration

Payments made after October 31st, 2022 will result in a $40 late fee 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Williamson

Anderson AP Exam Dates for 2023 can be found HERE

Requesting Test Accommodations

  • It is the parents and students' responsibility to request College Board and ACT test accommodations by the deadlines provided by the institutions (College Board or ACT).
  • You must have a current 504 plan at Anderson High to request accommodations on college entrance exams.
  • Requests must be made at least 8 weeks prior to the scheduled test date.
  • Once the request is sent to Anderson, please allow for a 2-week process, then the request will be sent to College Board. 

College Board (PSAT, AP, and SAT)


  1.  Register to test. Create an account or sign in. Online registration will ask you for your high school code (440294) and your accessibility needs. This needs to be done at least 4 weeks prior to the testing date.
  2. You'll receive an email that must be sent to your school official along with a completed Consent to Release Information to ACT (PDF) form. Complete the form and return it to Robin Spencer 
  3. After all of these steps are completed, our school official will submit your request, with documentation, to ACT. Please see Robin Spencer for questions or concerns 
  4. (email:

General Information

Anderson Honors & AP Courses


Honors Courses 
Academic courses that lead to Advanced Placement courses are referred to as Honors courses. Honors courses can be taken in grades 6-11. Emphasis is given to the skills and strategies students need to succeed in AP courses in the junior and senior years and in post-secondary education. Honors courses emphasize critical thinking, additional reading, research, writing, and as appropriate, advanced performance expectations.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
AP (Advanced Placement) courses provide a college-level curriculum that is prescribed and accepted by the College Board. All AP courses carry weighted grade points. Students in AP classes are expected to complete more reading, writing, and problem solving class assignments independently. After completing an AP course, students may pay a fee to the College Board to take Advanced Placement Exams held annually in May. Results of the exams are sent to colleges and universities designated by the student. Based on the student's scores and the university course recognition procedures, college credit may be awarded.

What benefit do students receive from enrolling in AP classes?
Students who take AP courses will challenge themselves with college-level curriculum, sharpen their academic skills, and learn to think independently. Studies have shown that students who take AP courses are:
--Better prepared academically for college admission on all measures of ability and achievement;
--Better prepared to perform well over their four years in undergraduate work;
--Better prepared to be leaders and scholars at their chosen universities.

Weighted Grade Points for Advanced Academic Courses
All high school advanced academic courses, including Honors, AP, and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, carry weighted grade points, as they follow curriculum guidelines and expectations set forth by their respective academic organizations. Dual credit and college articulated courses also receive weighted grade points.

Learn more about AP Courses HERE


I've taken AP what??

Check out the College Board's AP Credit Policy Search tool HERE - find colleges that offer credit or placement for AP scores

There are also search tools on college websites to determine college credit earned for AP testing.  Some popular options are listed below:

University of Texas     
Texas A&M University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Baylor University
University of Houston
Rice University
University of Texas-San Antonio
University of Texas- Dallas
Southwestern University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Trinity University
University of Arizona
Arizona State University
University of Arkansas
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
University of Mississippi
University of Alabama
University of Georgia
University of Florida
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
Stanford University
Northwestern University
University of Colorado-Boulder
Colorado State University