AP Bulletin

The College Board uses the AP Bulletin pamphlet to provide useful information for AP students, particularly those who are taking an AP Exam for the first time. In addition, the Bulletin goes over AP Test policies, what to bring to the Exam Room, and what not to bring to the Exam Room. The pamphlet also explains the various ways students can receive, withhold or cancel scores and provides a checklist for AP students. Please be sure to review this information carefully. Click on the image below to read the Bulletin.


Cost: Similar to last year, the district will cover most of the expense of taking the AP exams. For the 2017 AP exams, the cost is $15/exam. However, students are eligible for a refund of $10/exam for each exam taken in May, dropping the final cost down to $5/exam. Note that the cost to any student challenging an AP exam (not enrolled in the course but taking the exam) will be $93/exam. However, if the student passes the AP exam they challenge (score of 3 or above), the district will refund $88 for each exam with a passing score.


AP Exams: Depending on the subject, AP exams are administered during the first two weeks of May. Students who intend on taking an AP exam need to do all three of the following:

  1. Register online (via StudentVUE) ― registration window will be open from 2/6/17–3/3/17
  2. Pay for the exam(s) – print the confirmation page after registering online and bring it to the Banker (window in the 100 bldg. next to the main entrance) along with the payment. Payment can be made via cash, personal check, money order, or cashier’s check. If paying by check please make the check payable to “Long Beach Polytechnic HS.” Note that registrations not paid by Friday, March 10, 2017 will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered. 
  3. Attend pre-administration ― the sessions will be held before and after school 4/3/17–4/6/17. Each student should bring their school ID and a sharpened #2 pencil. Students who have taken AP exams in prior years should try to find and bring their AP Grade Report forms so they can use the same identifying information they used in the past. If students want to use a social security number for identification purposes (optional) they should be sure they know the correct number. Students will also be asked to indicate the highest level of education completed by their parents or legal guardians. Students who do not know the answer to these questions should ask their parents/guardians before the pre-administration session.


Exam preparation: In preparation for the AP Exams, know that there are several on-campus resources available to students. Most AP teachers will hold tutorials for review purposes leading up to the AP Exams. In addition to these, there is ongoing tutoring free of cost available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the AP resource room.


Request for proctors: Dear parents and guardians, we could use your help in proctoring the AP exam (5/1/17 - 5/12/17). You can choose to work the morning or afternoon session (approximately 5 hrs). If you are interested in volunteering to support our students please send an email to Mr. Koshy at skoshy@lbschools.net. This would only be a statement of interest and you can elect to not proctor down the line if contacted.