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 Advanced Placement (AP) Low Income Test Fee Information

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is participating in the College Board's state direct-billing program for May 2021 AP Exams. The final fee invoiced to a public school for public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction of $32 per exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) is $15 per exam.

For public schools in Illinois, College Board will deduct the amount the state is covering per qualifying exam from your school's invoice and bill ISBE directly.

For public school students who qualify for the College Board fee reduction, ISBE will pay College Board:

  • $38 per AP Exam (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $86 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam

The final fee invoiced to a public school for a fee-reduced student for any AP Exam (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) is $15 per exam.

AP coordinators in public schools must email a copy of their invoice to ISBE at apinvoices@isbe.net.​​

 Professional Development

  • AP Summer Institutes
    To support AP Summer Institutes (APSI) and teachers during summer 2020, College Board is allowing APSIs to offer their sessions online. AP Summer Institutes offer the most intensive professional development available for AP educators. Attendees engage in 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach their AP courses. APSI are not required to offer online sessions and may, at their own discretion and guidance of their institution, continue with the traditional on-site delivery for their APSI, or cancel.
  • AP/Pre-AP Private Workshops
    AP-Content and Pre-AP Readiness workshops may be contracted now for implementation in late summer/early fall. In 2020, the following courses may be run as separate or combined sessions at both multi-day and one-day workshops. Calculus AB and Calculus BC, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, Physics 1 and Physics 2, Physics C: Mechanics and Physics C: E&M. All other subjects must be scheduled as separate sessions.  ​ 
    The cost for the combined sessions remains the same (ex. one-day private workshops are $4,600 (members) and $5,250 (non-members) for up to 30 teachers to participate.  ​ 
    Currently, College Board is accepting Private PD requests for workshops to begin on or after July 20, 2020.
  • AP Mentoring​
    AP Mentoring provides online, teacher-to-teacher support for AP teachers of all experience levels. The AP Mentoring Full-Year offering includes 10 mentoring sessions over the course of the school year. Open to all teachers of AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, and AP U.S. History. 
  • PDF Document PDF Document
  • PDF DocumentAdvanced Placement Grantee Professional Development 2017-2018PDF Document
  • College Board Professional Development

 AP Resources and Forms

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