- Advanced Placement (AP)
- Test Prep Resources
- 9th Grade PreACT
- 10th Grade
- 11th Grade PSAT / Practice ACT in October
- Oct. 14 Test Day
AP Exam Registration and Fee Payment
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I find my College Board (MyAP) log in credentials?
We encourage all students to keep a record of their login credentials. Counseling staff do not have a record of passwords, cannot access students’ College Board accounts, and cannot assist with logging-in. If you are having issues logging in, click on “forgot username” or “forgot password” and follow the prompts. If that still doesn’t work, please use the Help section on the College Board website.
How do I find my Total Registration log in credentials?
We encourage all students to keep a record of their login credentials. If you are having issues logging in, Total Registration allows you to click “forgot password?” or “don’t remember the e-mail you used in the past?” Students can reset their password with that link or by answering a security question. Counseling staff do not have a record of passwords, cannot access students’ Total Registration accounts, and cannot assist with logging-in.
How do I know when my AP exam is?
Go to the College Board's AP website exam page for the latest information about May 2021 exams.
How is COVID-19 going to impact the 2021 AP exams?
Check the College Board's AP exam page for the most up-to-date information about AP in 2020-21.
What if I have additional questions that are not addressed above?
Please contact AP Coordinator Susan Barr by email at Susanbarr@smsd.org.
Why take AP exams?
Students are encouraged to take exams, but it is not required.
Students may be able to earn college credit or placement, depending on where they attend college and the score they earn on their exam.
Use this online search tool to find AP credit policies at colleges and universities.
Students are encouraged to join each of their AP classes online even if they do not intend to take the test. There are additional resources and study tools available in MyAP.
See College Board for more information about the benefits of taking AP exams.
If you have additional questions, please contact AP Coordinator Susan Barr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the College Board website to view your AP scores and to send your AP scores to colleges.
SME does not include AP scores on transcripts and does not send score reports to colleges or universities, so students need to access their College Board account in order to view and send their AP scores.
SM East CEEB Code: 172473
Having trouble logging in or viewing your scores? See the AP Frequently Asked Questions and the account help and troubleshooting resources on the College Board website.
Earning college credit from AP tests
Use the College Board's credit policy search tool to find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores.
Choosing which AP courses to take
See the College Board for more information about the benefits of taking AP courses and deciding which AP courses may be right for you.
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Doorway to College / ZAPS
In-person instruction for ACT and SAT at SME, SMNW and other local sites
Includes practical and relevant information on how to increase your ACT score. The workshop covers what will be on the test and how to master test-taking techniques. This class is not a practice test. Learn general ideas about the ACT as a whole and the individual tests.
Method Test Prep
Online teacher-led prep courses, with a variety of options (mini "cram" classes, as well as more thorough, lengthier courses).
The Princeton Review
Test prep and tutoring assistance, along with information and advice about college admission.
Comprehensive site that includes college search and financial aid tools, along with test prep for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT.
Highly reviewed and one of the fastest-growing test prep companies in the U.S.
Highly rated professional tutoring.
Founded by two recent college graduates who had difficulty finding the test prep resources they wanted.
The College Board
Official site of the PSAT and SAT. Includes free practice tests and links to free Khan Academy test prep, along with options for fee-based study guides and online courses. Also provides tips and study strategies and info on college search.
FREE February ACT @ SME - DEADLINE to register is Nov. 20
Registration is now OPEN for SME juniors to take a free, real ACT at SME on Tues., Feb. 23rd, assuming it is not prohibited by COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the test.
This is a REAL ACT and is FREE.
It will be given in person at SME on the morning of Tuesday, February 23rd to all juniors who register. There are no online options for this test session.
Juniors who are testing will be excused from classes on the morning of Feb. 23rd. More details about testing locations, etc., will be sent in February to students who register.
Registration is on Skyward (student access only---parents may not register through the Parent skyward access).
Students who do not wish to take the ACT may take the ACT WorkKeys assessment instead. It is also free and will be offered the next day, Wednesday Feb. 24th. Click here for more information about the benefits of each test and how to choose which one to take.
Click here for step-by-step directions for registering.
For Saturday testing, register online at ACT.
Saturday tests are administered at other local high schools (not SME). You can view available locations during the registration process.
SM East CEEB Code: 172473
Registration Dates & Deadlines:
NOTE: some exam sessions may be canceled due to COVID-19.
Check the ACT's FAQ page for help.
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||(Late Fee Required)|
|December 12, 2020||November 6, 2020||November 7-20, 2020|
|February 6, 2021||January 8, 2021||January 9-15, 2021|
|April 17, 2021||March 12, 2021||March 13-26, 2021|
|June 12, 2021||May 7, 2021||May 8-21, 2021|
|July 17, 2021||June 18, 2021||June 19-25, 2021|
PSAT Testing Information
- Wed., Oct 14th, appx 7:30am-11:30am, at SME
- In-person only
- Limited space available: Although the exam is open to all juniors, the top priority for registration will be juniors who may be eligible for National Merit competition. To earn National Merit Semifinalist recognition, students must score in the top ½ of 1% of all students taking the test. Registration will be open to sophomores only after juniors have had the chance to register and there is still space available.
- Fee is $20
- COVID safety protocol includes completing a screening questionnaire, wearing masks during entire exam, physical distancing, and more. Registered students will receive additional details along with their room assignment after registration closes
- Registration opens Friday, Sept 25 on Total Registration
- For students who already have a Total Registration account, sign in.
- For students who don’t yet have an account, create an account first.
- Deadline to register is Fri., Oct 9 at 11:59 pm
- Study Guide: After registering, students may pick up a study guide (which includes a full length practice test) in the main office at SME
- To access the recording from the Sept 24 WebEx PSAT presentation, click here.
Practice ACT: Due to COVID restrictions, no standardized college admissions tests or practice tests will be offered at SME in person during fall 2020, aside from the PSAT. Stay tuned for possible opportunities in spring. For sophomores and juniors who would prefer to focus on ACT test prep or practice (instead of the PSAT) there are many test prep options available:
ACT Academy offers students a chance to take a full ACT practice test. You can also enter a previous ACT score and it will tailor prep for you.
Doorway to College / ZAPS. In-person instruction for ACT and SAT at SME, SMNW and other local sites
Peterson's Comprehensive site that includes college search and financial aid tools, along with test prep for the ACT, SAT, and PSAT.
PowerScore Highly reviewed and one of the fastest-growing test prep companies in the U.S.
Revolution Prep Highly rated professional tutoring.