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Registration for 2023 AP Exams

2023 AP Exams will be held as per the College Board’s examination schedule as paper-and-pencil examinations only except for AP Chinese and Japanese are administered in HKEAA on computers as usual. Registration will be opened from early to mid October 2022 (to be confirmed). Candidates can always visit our website for more information.

 

Date: 29 September 2022

 

Introduction

AP Exams are offered by the College Board of the United States. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) is one of the examination centres appointed by the College Board to hold AP Exams in Hong Kong.

Universities around the world recognize AP when making admission decisions, course requisites, and awarding university credit. Qualifying AP Exam scores earn university credit in nearly all universities in the United States and Canada and are recognized in 60 other countries worldwide. Scores of 3 or 4 on AP Exams fulfill admission requirements in many universities in UK and Europe. Candidates can visit AP Credit Policy Search to use the tool to find colleges that offer credit or placement for AP scores. 

Resources for preparing AP Exams are available here.

You may refer to our FAQ section to learn more about AP Exams and how to register.


 

Examination Schedule

AP Exams are offered in May every year internationally. Exam date of each subject and other relevant information can be found on AP Courses and Exams

 

2023 AP Exams Schedule (1 - 12 May 2023) (click to expand)
Week 1 AM (Start time: 8:00am) PM (Start time: 1:00pm)
Monday, May 1, 2023 •  United States Government and Politics
•  Chemistry
•  Spanish Literature and Culture
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 •  Chinese Language and Culture
•  Environmental Science
•  Psychology
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 •  English Literature and Composition •  Comparative Government and Politics
•  Computer Science A
Thursday, May 4, 2023 •  Human Geography
•  Macroeconomics
•  Statistics
Friday, May 5, 2023 •  European History
•  United States History
•  Art History
•  Microeconomics
•  2-D Art and Design
•  3-D Art and Design
•  Drawing

Week 2 AM (Start time: 8:00am) PM 1 (Start time: 1:00pm) PM 2 (Start time: 2:45pm)
Monday, May 8, 2023 •  Calculus AB
•  Calculus BC
•  Italian Language and Culture
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 •  English Language and Composition
•  Japanese Language and Culture
•  Physics C: Mechanics •  Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 •  Spanish Language and Culture •  Biology
Thursday, May 11, 2023 •  French Language and Culture
•  World History: Modern
•  Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Friday, May 12, 2023 •  German Language and Culture
•  Music Theory
•  Latin
•  Physics 2: Algebra-Based

 

2023 AP Late-Testing Schedule (17 – 19 May 2023) (click to expand)
AM (Start time: 8:00am) PM (Start time: 1:00pm)
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 •  Chemistry
•  Computer Science A
•  Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
•  Psychology
•  Statistics
•  United States History
•  English Literature and Composition
•  Environmental Science
•  Japanese Language and Culture
•  Macroeconomics
•  Spanish Literature and Culture
Thursday, May 18, 2023 •  Chinese Language and Culture
•  English Language and Composition
•  German Language and Culture
•  Human Geography
•  Physics 1: Algebra-Based
•  Art History
•  Biology
•  Comparative Government and Politics
•  French Language and Culture
•  Italian Language and Culture
•  Latin
Friday, May 19, 2023 •  Calculus AB
•  Calculus BC
•  Microeconomics
•  Physics 2: Algebra-Based
•  Spanish Language and Culture
•  European History
•  Music Theory
•  Physics C: Mechanics
•  United States Government and Politics
•  World History: Modern

 

Arrangements under COVID-19 Pandemic

Candidates must take a careful look at the latest Hong Kong Government’s administrative orders on COVID-19. They may be assigned to the examination venue(s) bounded by the Vaccine Pass Requirements in accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease (Vaccine Pass) Regulation (Cap. 599L), and they are required to present Vaccine Pass before entering the venue(s). All candidates should ensure that they comply with necessary statutory requirements for sitting the AP Exams in Hong Kong, such as applicable visa or stay conditions, quarantine and vaccination requirements, etc. before the examinations. The HKEAA will not be responsible and provide refund for any cases that the candidate is unable to take the examination due to the failure to comply the COVID-19 related regulations. Please visit the Hong Kong Government websites for more details: Come2hk Scheme and Vaccine Pass.

 

Registration Details

Registration Period*

Early October 2022 (To be confirmed)

 

Exam Fees*

Exam fee per subject: TBC

Exam fee per subject for late-testing: TBC

If the reason for a candidate taking AP late-testing is having timetable clash with: (a) another AP subject; or (b) an HKDSE Examination; or (c) an IB or Cambridge Examination, taking place at the SAME TIME and DATE, the examination fee under these “specific” special circumstances is to be confirmed per subject, and the concerned applicants MUST submit copies of the respective examination registration acknowledgement and payment receipt as supporting documents.

* No entry will normally be accepted after the registration period. Applicants are advised to submit registration as early as possible in order to avoid seats filling up. If under exceptional circumstances a late entry is accepted, extra fee per subject and an additional administration fee on top will be charged.

 

Registration Procedures

Step 1: Applicants are required to create their own registration accounts via the HKEAA International and Professional Examinations Online Services during the above registration period, using a valid email address.
 
Step 2: Once the account is set up, applicants can login and register the exams via the HKEAA International and Professional Examinations Online Services by confirming the registration instructions, completing applicant’s and candidate’s personal information ( When filling in candidate’s personal information, especially email address, it should EXACTLY MATCH with that in the candidate’s “My AP” Account.) and selecting the exams and/or additional service.

Step 3: Once the registration is finalized, payment must be completed using Visa / MasterCard via online payment system and the registration is only considered successful when the payment is successfully processed.

After successful registration, applicants can login their accounts at the Registration Home Page to view their examination entries and receive a confirmation email. The HKEAA will transmit candidates’ registration to College Board after registration deadline. No join code will be sent to candidates.

 

Eligibility

Candidates must be born AFTER 31 May 2002 and currently enrolled in or affiliated with a high school. This includes:

  1. candidates who enrolled at a high school but testing at another test center.
  2. high school-level candidates who are homeschooled, participate in independent study, or attend a virtual school.
  3. younger candidates who are not yet enrolled in high school (i.e. below ninth grade) but are prepared to take an AP Exam.

Prospective candidates who do not meet the above requirements and have a legitimate need for AP testing must request approval via email from College Board at aptestsecurity@collegeboard.org prior to registering with HKEAA. You do not have to enroll in AP courses. Candidates should NOT register for the same AP exams at two different test centres and applicants / candidates are responsible to drop the subjects at the test centres. HKEAA will not take any responsibilities for any unsuccessful registration due to double registration.

For more details, please read and download the “Notes to Applicants

 

My AP Account

Important notes:
  1. Candidates must create their My AP accounts before the examinations.
  2. If candidates have created College Board account for SAT® or other College Board programmes or registered other AP courses or exam at other testing locations, the SAME candidates’ personal information must be used — especially name, date of birth, sex, mailing address, school code and email address.
  3. If the above is failed to do so, candidates CANNOT review the registration and access AP scores in the same account.
  4. Inconsistent/incomplete information can result in FAILURE OR DELAY in access to exam details and scores.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the eligibility if I register AP Exams through the HKEAA?

You must be born AFTER 31 May 2002 and currently enrolled in or affiliated with a high school. This includes:

  1. candidates who enrolled at a high school but testing at another test center.
  2. high school-level candidates who are homeschooled, participate in independent study, or attend a virtual school.
  3. younger candidates who are not yet enrolled in high school (i.e. below ninth grade) but are prepared to take an AP Exam.

You do not have to enroll in AP courses.

 

Can I take AP Exams in mainland China (or other regions) and Hong Kong in the same year?

You can take AP Exams at different test centres that are located in different regions within the same year.  You should verify examination schedules of each subject before registration to avoid any timetable clash or conflicts.  However, you CANNOT register the SAME AP subject at another test centre in the same region; otherwise, you must request the other test centre to drop the examination before registering and settling payment with the HKEAA.   The HKEAA will not accept examination transfers from another test centre nor take responsibilities for unsuccessful registration due to double registration.

REMINDER: You must enter the same personal information, especially email address, during registration to have all examinations details in the same My AP account.

 

 

What should I do if I want to take more than one AP exams scheduled on the same day and time?

If there is a timetable clash, you may consider to take one of the examinations during the late-testing period.

 

What kind of the identification documents I can use to register for the examinations?

A valid identification documents should be government issued with your photograph, English name and date of birth, for example passport, Hong Kong/Macau Identity Card, or Exit-entry Permit for Travelling to and from Hong Kong and Macau. It is not suggested to use Resident Identity Card in mainland China for registration as it has no English name to verify candidates’ identity. If your identification document has been or will be expired by the time of examinations, you can enter the current document number for registration first and contact HKEAA to update the information after renewal.

 

After registration, can I cancel/change subject/ask for refund?

If you would like to cancel/change subject registration, you have to raise your request by completing the General Enquiry Form. We only accept subject change request on or before the registration deadline (4 November 2022); you will need to settle the difference of examination fee and supplementary fee.

According to Notes to Applicants, fees paid by an applicant who subsequently withdraws his/her entry, or is absent from the examinations, or whose registration is later cancelled will NOT be refunded. Fees are not transferable to another AP test centre, from one examination to another/a later one or used for other purposes.

 

How can I update my personal particulars after registration at HKEAA International and Professional Examinations Online Services portal?

You can only update your personal information by completing the General Enquiry Form together with your payment reference number, full English name and the information to be updated for the HKEAA’s further processing. For "My AP" account updates, please check the above session "My AP Account". 

 

 

Where can I obtain the information of examination venue?

Examination venues for each subject will be listed on the e-Admission Form. E-Admission form will be available for applicants to login and download via the HKEAA International and Professional Examinations Online Services around two weeks to one month prior to the examination date. For details, please read the section “E-Admission Form” below.

 

 

Before issuing e-Admission Form, will the HKEAA provide me with certification of registration?

You may apply for “Letter of Certification of Participation”; the letter includes the total number of subjects enrolled, the examination name and date of the FIRST and the LAST AP exams.

The HKEAA will email the Letter to the candidate's email address within 14 working days upon receipt of their application. If you need a hardcopy of the Letter, please complete the General Enquiry Form and additional courier fee will be required for this service request.

 

 

E-Admission Form

E-admission form will be available for applicants to login and download via the HKEAA International and Professional Examinations Online Services around two weeks to one month prior to the examination date. Successful applicants who have not received their e-admission forms less than two weeks before the examination date should contact the HKEAA for assistance.

Candidates should print their e-admission forms on a clean A4 paper to attend the examinations at the assigned time / date / venue as specified on their e-admission forms.

 

Release of result

AP Score Reports are provided in July by the College Board to the candidates, the colleges and universities designated by the candidates only through “My AP”, and their high schools, if applicable.  An AP score report is cumulative and includes grades for all the AP Exams the candidate has ever taken, unless the candidate has requested that one or more grades scores be withheld from a college or cancelled.

 

Contact Information

    HKEAA

    Contact Us: https://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/en/ipe/contact_us/


    AP

    Address: P.O. Box 6671,
    Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
    Tel: (1) 212-632-1780
    Fax: (1) 610-2908979
    Email: Email Contact Form
    Website: www.collegeboard.com

     

     

    Personal Data

    Personal data of applicants / candidates are used by the HKEAA and the Examination Board for delivery of examination and assessment services. Whether you provide the requested personal data is voluntary. However, if you fail to provide all the data, or if any of the data are inaccurate or incomplete, the HKEAA may not be able to accept your entry or provide all or part of the examination and assessment services. The personal data submitted may also be used for:

    • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organisations in their admissions processes;
    • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organisations in respect of their requests for information in granting scholarships;
    • assisting tertiary institutions and other government / public organisations to confirm the candidates’ eligibility for financial assistance or other forms of subsidization, in which case, the necessary personal data of the candidates may have to be disclosed to the concerned organisations for verification;
    • certifying candidates’ examination results in response to legitimate requests;
    • processing any refund or payment in relation to the examination;
    • conducting educational research and analysis in an anonymous format in which the identities of candidates are not traceable; and
    • marketing the services and products of the Examination Board (including examination services, courses, events, publication, and other examination materials or resources) subject to the consent of the applications/candidates*.

    The HKEAA may also transfer the personal data of applicants / candidates to third parties for the use of the above purposes or other directly related purposes, including government/public organisations, schools and educational institutions, banks (for processing refund or payment), and service providers providing various administrative or technical services to facilitate the delivery of the examination and assessment services including but not limited to data punching, registration process, dispatch of examination documents, and the capture, disposal or other processing of data.

    In compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, access to all personal data will be made available, on payment of a fee, to anyone who can establish his / her right to be informed of such data as are retained by the HKEAA. Please also note that applicants' / candidates' personal data / correspondence / other information received by the HKEAA may be transferred to the Examination Board concerned for delivery of examination and assessment services and for any of the above mentioned purposes or other directly related purposes. In general, upon completion of an examination or examination series and all the connecting examination services, the HKEAA will transfer all such data to the Examination Board who will then assume full control of such data. By then, candidates should approach the Examination Board directly for their personal data/information handling policies if necessary.

    *If you have given consent but wish to withdraw your consent for your personal data to be used for this purpose, please send a letter of request to the Authority.

    Applicants / Candidates should accept that the HKEAA shall not be responsible for any non-performance of duties where such non-performance has been caused by an act of God, labour strike, natural disaster, governmental action or intervention, riot, or any other cause not reasonably foreseeable and beyond the reasonable control of the HKEAA. The HKEAA, including their contractors and subcontractors, shall not be liable to anyone claiming for any damages which are caused by, arising from or otherwise related to the failure of staff members, examination personnel or the examination centres to comply with the examination regulations, policies or procedures.