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Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses.  Joseph A. Craig High School  desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken.  Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the 2021 AP exams, students at Joseph A. Craig High School will be registering online.  This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.  Registration is a two step process.

This year each AP exam costs $95.  Craig High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams.  Students requiring financial assistance should contact Shelly Osmond at

Step One: Online AP exam registration will begin Sept. 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and end on  Sunday, March 7th, 2021.  To register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit

Students must answer all required questions.  Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.  We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams, but we strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Joseph A. Craig High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration.  Please be sure to have a credit or debit card available before beginning your registration. Step two of the registration process is listed below.

Beginning the week of September 21st, 2020, students will visit to learn more about AP courses and exams.  AP teachers will give students a join code for each of their AP classes.  Students will use their college board username and password to join and enroll in their class section.  If a student is new to an AP course, a username and password will have to be created.  Students will access their MyAP site often during the year.  When a student receives a join code, they will mark whether or not they plan on taking the AP exam on this site as well.  This step is mandatory for all AP students.  

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Monday, Sept. 21st, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. Registration Begins

  • Thursday, Nov. 12th, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Registration and payments after this date will incur a $40.00 late fee per exam

  • Thursday, Nov. 12th, 2020, Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund

  • Friday, Mar. 5th, 2021, Last day to cancel an exam that will include a cancellation fee of $40.00.

  • Sunday, Mar. 7th, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Registration Ends

  • Wednesday, Mar. 10th, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered 

Please contact Shelly Osmond at  or 608-743-5253 if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.


The PSAT/NMSQT is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  The PSAT is a voluntary standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT.  It gives juniors a chance to enter the National Merit Scholarship Program.

For the 2020-2021 school year and considering the current health crisis, the PSAT will only by available to the first 100 juniors that register/pay.

The PSAT/NMSQT is the best preparation for the SAT.  Juniors who take the test and meet other program requirements, may enter the National Merit Scholarship Program.  All students who take the PSAT/NMSQT will receive an official score report.  Students will receive scores is Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing Skills and will see how their scores compare to those of other students around the country. 

Classroom learning is the basis for test questions, so the best way students can prepare is by taking rigorous courses and becoming familiar with the test and its format.  Students will receive an official guide that provides useful information, including a full length test.  Students may also visit for additional practice.

PSAT/NMSQT scores are not sent to colleges.

Students can take the test once/year.

Score reports will be sent to high schools in December.  Craig Student Services will notify students regarding when, where and how to get their score report.

The test will be offered on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 from 7:30 AM until approximately 12:00 PM at the Pontiac Convention Center. 

Students can register/pay for the test beginning Tuesday, September 1st at 8:00 AM and the site will close on Monday, September 14th, 2020 at 11:59 PM There will be no exceptions to the registration window.

Online exam registration/payment can be completed by visiting  Families have the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration.  Please have a debit or credit card available.  Cost is $18.00

Fee waivers are available for students that are enrolled in the federal free and/or reduced lunch program

Any questions, please contact Shelly Osmond in the Craig Student Center or email