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Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement (AP) Students who have taken AP classes at the high school level may choose to take advanced placement exams to earn college credit. The granting of and amount of college credit earned is determined by the institution the student will be attending based on the score received on each test. Information on the Advanced Placement Program can be found on the College Board website. Students will be notified of the testing dates and registration procedures.
 
ROTC students on football field with US and Arizona flags Advanced Placement Courses offered:

Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Economics-Micro
English Language
English Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
European History
U.S. Government and Politics
Physics
Psychology
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art
United States History


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Congratulations on your decision to participate in the AP Program at Gilbert High School! By doing so, you

demonstrate academic interest and motivation as you prepare for your post high school education.
Because many of you will be participating in the AP testing program in May, the following information will
help ensure a positive testing experience.
 
Students and parents are encouraged to investigate the AP Policy for the college or university they plan to
attend after high school. Most two and four year colleges and universities worldwide recognize AP in the
admission process and accept successful exam scores for credit, advanced placement, or both. Detailed
The AP testing program, a component of the College Board, is a national program. The testing dates,
times, and costs are established by College Board. Parents and students should consider any other events
that may interfere with the testing schedule and the financial obligation. The AP Calendar can be viewed at:
 
Families with acute financial need may be eligible for a fee reduction. GHS adheres to the income
guidelines set for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program in determining eligibility. Applications for a
fee reduction can be obtained from the Counseling Office. The Fee Waiver Eligibility Application must be
submitted to the GHS Bookstore to be verified by the District Office. Upon verification, the student will
return the approved application to Kerry Ryckmen in the Counseling Office and a fee reduction will be
granted for each exam the student registers for.
 
Arizona Public School Tax Credit contributions may be utilized to pay for AP exam fees. In order to do so, a
copy of the GPS Secondary Tax Credit form and a copy of the GPS­issued Tax Credit receipt must be
submitted to Kerry Ryckmen in the Counseling Office. The form and receipt must indicate Gilbert High
School/AP Testing, along with the student’s name and exam(s) the monies are to be credited towards, to be
utilized for this purpose.
 
IMPORTANT DETAILS:
● Regular Registration will be available February 22nd through March 8th.
● Late Registration ​will be available ​March 9th and March 10th and will incur a $10 late fee per exam.
No registrations will be accepted after March 10th.
● Registration will be online through the Total Registration site. Students MUST ​register online ­ there
are no exceptions. Detailed instructions are listed on the following page.
● Cost is $95.00 per exam ($53.00 per exam if student qualifies for a fee reduction). Fees are payable
online by credit or debit card or via mail by check, cashier’s check, or money order.
● Students who cancel an exam by Friday, March 18th, are entitled to a full refund of the exam fee(s).
After March 18th, there are no refunds.
● Please confirm with your AP teacher that you are registering for the correct exam(s).
 
 
2016 AP TESTING TIMELINE
FEBRUARY 22ND - MARCH 8TH:  ​REGULAR REGISTRATION ­ register and pay online through Total
Registration (see instructions below)
MARCH 9TH ­ 10TH:  ​LATE REGISTRATION ­ you must be registered through Total Registration no later
than this date!
● a $10 late fee per exam will be added for registrations completed during this period
● Registrations that are not paid by Thursday, March 17th will be canceled and exams will not be
ordered.
MAY 2ND­ - 5TH & MAY 9TH - 13TH:​  AP Exams
 
 
AP TESTING REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
1) Online Exam registration begins on Monday, February 22nd and ends on Thursday, March 10th.
 
2) To register​, go to www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/030140
 
3) To complete the registration process, students must answer all of the required questions.​

 
4) Payment for exams will be made online with a credit or debit card or by mailing in payment ​to Total
Registration. Detailed payment information is available through Total Registration.
 
5) Registration is not complete until students have printed the confirmation page pdf ​that is provided at
the end. If payment is being sent by mail, registration is not official until the payment is received by Total
Registration. If payment is pending due to a fee reduction or tax credit request, registration is not official
until verified and payment is received by Total Registration.
 
6) If you are eligible for a fee reduction, ​please submit documentation before you register online to
expedite the process. GHS adheres to the income guidelines set for the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch
Program in determining eligibility. Applications for a fee reduction can be obtained from the Counseling
Office. The Fee Waiver Eligibility Application must be submitted to the GHS Bookstore to be verified by the
District Office. Upon verification, the student will return the approved application to Kerry Ryckmen in the
Counseling Office and a fee reduction will be granted for each exam the student has registered for. If the
necessary documentation is not provided to Kerry Ryckmen in the Counseling Office prior to 3:00 PM on
Wednesday, March 9th, the student will not be able to utilize a fee reduction for exam fees.
 
7) Arizona Public School Tax Credit contributions ​may be utilized to pay for AP exam fees. In order to
do so, a copy of the GPS Secondary Tax Credit form and a copy of the GPS­issued Tax Credit receipt must
be submitted to Kerry Ryckmen in the Counseling Office. The form and receipt must indicate Gilbert High
School/AP Testing, along with the student’s name and exam(s) it is to be credited towards, to be utilized for
this purpose. If the necessary documentation is not provided to Kerry Ryckmen in the Counseling Office
prior to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, March 9th, the student will not be able to utilize tax credit monies for exam
fees.
 
If you have questions, please contact Kerry Ryckmen at (480­)497-­0177 extension 108.
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