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$94.00 Late Fee Starting Nov 2

From Section V-C (page 5) of the Pilot Contract - 

In the event that a Pilot School needs to order an exam late, Pilot Schools will have the option to order AP Exams as late as March 1, 2018. However, except in the instance where a late fee is waived, exams ordered after November 1, 2017 will incur a separate late fee of $94 per exam, bringing the total cost of the 2018 AP Exam, including the school rebate {$9), to $188, less applicable fee reductions. Fee reductions apply solely to the initial $94 exam fee and not towards late ordering fees.

Schools’ comments regarding the late fee:

  • Why is the late fee so punitive and so early?
  • Will move-ins, students taking exams without a class, non-attenders (home school students, students from other schools, etc.) be charged a late fee as they may not know about the Nov 1 deadline?
  • Our families would not be willing to pay a late fee and would opt not to take the exam

Please share your thoughts on how this change would affect your school community.

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Mike Elings

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Our parents won't pay it.  This is not a reasonable fee!!

Seagraves, Jeanine 0 votes
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No one will pay double for an exam!  This policy further confirms my opinion that Collegeboard's main agenda is money-driven.

Hudnalld 0 votes
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I totally agree.  This whole "pilot" program is a way for CB to get more money for tests that aren't taken.  I see kids who will order the exam and then because of not doing well in the class will choose not to take it.  We will then have to refund money but CB will always be getting a small share of those unused tests.  It's a win/win for them and a huge stress and headache for all of us schmucks who do the work for them and get paid nothing!  Our school is really working hard to replace AP with as much dual credit as we can.  Our kids are more successful in getting the college credit through DC instead of AP.  

Kmccord 0 votes
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