Our teachers shared their AP Join Codes with students during the first week of class. If students enrolled late or don’t remember the code, have them ask their NCVirtual teachers again.

AP Exam Registration Process for Online Students

Students taking AP courses through an online provider, such as NCVPS, must be enrolled in 2 AP Classroom sections (on the College Board’s registration site) for each course taken online. (NOTE: Students taking AP courses face-to-face enroll in only one AP Classroom section. This may potentially cause confusion for students taking both online and face-to-face AP courses.) All NCVPS AP teachers have created their AP Classroom sections (on the College Board’s registration site) and have provided the join code to all students enrolled in their section. AP Coordinators at face-to-face schools create “EXAM ONLY” AP Classroom sections and must provide the join code for that section to students. Joining the “EXAM ONLY” section is necessary for schools to order AP exam materials, but it does not grant students access to AP study resources for the course. NCVPS students must join the AP Classroom section associated with their NCVPS teacher in order to have access to valuable study resources.

AP Exam Fees

North Carolina requires students taking an AP Exam to be enrolled in the corresponding course in order for those students to receive state funding for their exam. Students solely enrolled in an exam only section for a given AP subject won’t receive funding in this case. For example, students taking AP courses at a virtual school must be enrolled in both the exam only section at the school where they’ll be taking the exam and a class section for the corresponding course through their virtual school. AP Coordinators at face-to-face schools should confirm that their students are enrolled in both the exam and class section to avoid having their school charged for the corresponding exam registration fees. AP Coordinators should have students not enrolled in the class section contact their NCVPS teacher immediately to get the join code.

Spring Block AP Courses

There are multiple AP exam deadlines communicated by the College Board. This can be confusing. This is the first deadline:

  • 11/13, 11:59 p.m. ET: Final ordering deadline. This is the deadline for the AP coordinator to submit the exam order for all full-year and first-semester AP courses, and all exam only sections. For details, go to Ordering Exam Materials.

For this deadline, schools need to submit exam orders for yearlong, fall, and any student they expect to take an AP class with us. It does not mean students enrolled in spring classes have to join our teachers section by that date.

Schools have another deadline in March to adjust their previous exam orders and make additions for students taking AP classes in the spring:

  • 3/12, 11:59 p.m. ET: AP Exam order deadline for AP courses that begin after November 13 and changes to fall orders. Submit any changes to existing exam orders or submit new exam orders by this deadline.
  • Check exam registrations. Before March 12, review any students listed as No or Undecided in AP Registration and Ordering and check with them to confirm their exam plans.

Students in our spring block AP courses will receive their join codes from our teachers once the spring classes start. This does not impact their ability to order exams for those students.