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WMHS AP Program

The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year. There are 38 AP courses in seven subject categories. Each of the 38 exams has its own unique requirements; however, almost all the exams have several things in common:

  • Most exams are two to three hours long. 
  • The first part of the exam usually consists of multiple-choice questions.
  • The second part of the exam usually consists of free-response questions that require you to generate your own responses. Depending on the exam, your responses could be in the form of an essay, a solution to a problem, or a spoken response.


Taking AP courses and exams can help students:

  • Stand out on college applications. AP courses on a student’s transcript show that they’ve challenged themselves with the most rigorous courses available to them. And success on an AP Exam shows that they’re ready for college-level coursework.
  • Earn college credit and/or skip introductory courses in college. Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States—as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries—grant students credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. 
  • If you want to know who will accept your exam score and how many credits you will receive, use this search tool. >>> Search credit policies by college <<<


It is the policy of West Monroe High School that students enrolled in any Advanced Placement (AP) course are required by WMHS to take the associated AP Exam in May.  If a student does not participate in the AP exam the student will not receive the AP designation on the transcript and this could potentially delay them from receiving their diploma.  Every student’s situation is unique, therefore it is the responsibility of the student to know the consequences of any decisions they choose to make.

Our AP Courses


Offered Courses


AP Capstone Courses (Seminar and Research) – $146

All other AP courses – $98

Deposits are $40 for each course and are due by October 25th, 2023.

Final exam fees for each course are due by March 1st, 2024.

College Board provides a $45 fee reduction per AP Exam for eligible students with financial need, resulting in a cost of $53 per exam and $101 for AP Seminar or AP Research Exams. Students are eligible for the AP Exam fee reduction on all AP Exams they take in a given year if their family’s annual income falls within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service.  Students can get a paper application from the school’s cafeteria.  This must be complete every school year.

2024 Test Dates

Week 1 Testing Schedule

Week 2 Testing Schedule


April 30, 2024 (11:59 p.m. ET) is the deadline for: 

AP Seminar and AP Research students to submit performance tasks as final and their presentations to be scored by their AP Seminar or AP Research teachers. 

AP Computer Science Principles students to submit their create performance task as final.



Students are automatically registered for their exams when they join their teacher’s AP Classroom.


Contact Information

AP Coordinator  |  Mr. Lovelady  |

WMHS Testing Coordinator  |  Mrs. Williams |