AP Testing in Madison
Exam Locations and Details -- NEW
Regularly scheduled Advanced Placement® exams for 2022 begin Monday, May 2 and conclude Friday, May 13. All regularly scheduled AP exams take place at the Alliant Energy Center’s Exhibition Hall at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison. Parking is free.
NOTE CHANGE! The AP Spanish Language and Culture will now be held at the Alliant Energy Center, like all other exams.
Free bus transportation will be provided from schools to the Alliant Energy Center (and returning) provided that students sign up prior to testing. The window for this has closed.
MMSD AP Exam Dates
May 2022 Exam Dates
The College Board plans to return to all in-person, pencil/paper exams in May 2022. If details change or are updated as the year progresses and we learn more about the current state of the pandemic, updates will be posted to this webpage and communicated with students.
Changing Family Financial Situation?
As family financial situations change due to the pandemic, a student’s status regarding Free or Reduced Lunch designation may also change. If you have recently applied for and been granted Free or Reduced Lunch status, you will be eligible to have all of your AP exam fees covered by the District.
To see if you qualify and to start this process, you should begin by reviewing this page.
Questions about the application process itself should be directed to MMSD’s Food & Nutrition at 608- 204-4001.
Applications must be complete and approved prior to registering for AP exams in order for students to have their fees covered. Once the status has been approved, fill out the registration form at https://aptsusa.com/mmsd/, and when prompted use the Fee Reduction code EALGHA . Code usage will be verified and approved by district staff.
Testing accommodations present on an IEP or 504 are not applied to Advanced Placement exams. The College Board requires students seeking testing accommodations for AP exams to apply privately for approval before any accommodations may be granted in May.
This year's deadline for application for approved accommodations was January 18, 2022. Families may apply after this date, but there is no guarantee the College Board will review late applications in time for administration in May. If you were approved in previous years, the approval is valid for the entirety of your high school career, granted you have no changes to request.
Additional information regarding this application process may be found here. Your school has a College Board designated Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) coordinator who can assist in the application process. Please contact your school's AP coordinator if you are unsure who to speak to regarding the process.
To cancel any AP exams and receive a partial refund ($70), students may use this google form to submit a request. Requests must be made prior to April 30, 2022. Students who did not pay (qualify for FR lunch, AVID, etc) should also use this link to cancel any exams they do not intend to take, so we can update our proctor needs accordingly. Refunds will be processed in May and will come via check from MMSD to the mailing address listed in IC.
Credit card fees are non-refundable.
For AP Teachers
Information for MMSD AP Teachers and Coordinators can be found on this page.
Who is My School’s AP® Coordinator?
East High School: Kate Brien, 204-1673
La Follette High School: Betsy Zirbel, 204-3600
Memorial High School: Emily Cochran, 663-6064
West High School: Joanna Williams, 204-4100
Students attending Capital High School, Shabazz High School or any other MMSD School, or who are homeschooled should contact the MMSD District AP® Coordinator Sarah Wollner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Homeschooled and Out-of-District Students
Homeschooled students who reside within the boundaries of MMSD and students from other Wisconsin districts that do not offer AP testing may participate in AP testing through the Madison Metropolitan School District, in most cases. To register, follow the same instructions found at https://aptsusa.com/mmsd/, and designate “homeschool/out of district” as your school on the web form.
College and University Credit
College and universities AP® Credit Policies can be found on the College Board’s AP® Credit Search site – It is the student’s responsibility to verify that the college they plan to attend will accept AP credit and submit scores to their university/college of choice.