Advanced Placement (AP)

Published: 1/20/2017 10:17 AM

The Advanced Placement (AP*) Program is governed by the College Board. There are over 30 college-level courses available, most of which are offered in our local Kentucky high schools. Students take an end-of course exam and, based on their numerical score, may be awarded college credit for the course.
*Advanced Placement, AP and Pre-AP are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board

2017 AP Test Fee Update

Knowing the federal funding was not going to be available for the 2016-17 school year and in order to avoid shifting these costs to districts, KDE was able to plan and budget for these exam fees, and will pay the $53 fee for each AP exam taken by students eligible for FRL during the 2016-17 school year. For this to occur, your guidance counselors must determine which students meet the FRL eligibility requirements and enroll those students in the fee reduction program. I ask that you make this a priority to provide these students with equal access to AP courses. 
Based on the number of AP exams each school orders for eligible FRL students beginning in January 2017, the balance will be paid by the KDE in hope that schools will continue to provide Kentucky’s FRL students with the opportunity to take rigorous AP courses that prepare them to excel in their future college and career choices.

    Jennifer Pusateri
    Office of Teaching and Learning
    Differentiated Learning Branch
    300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (502) 564-4970
    Fax (502) 564-6470