Advanced Placement

Student group

The Advanced Placement program is a sequence of college-level courses taught in high schools by high school teachers with specialized training. Course offerings vary from campus to campus based on course demand.

  • Offered at all Austin ISD high schools
  • College Board monitored and authorized curriculum
  • Potential college credit based on student's performance on exam

The AP Credit and Placement College and University Search at allows colleges and universities to be looked up for review of their AP policies. Each college and university determines their own policy. These policies fluctuate based on the specific major and specific AP courses as well as whether an acceptable exam score is to be used for credit and/or placement in a sequence of courses. However, in Texas, public colleges and universities must provide credit for a score of 3 or higher on any exam. The value of AP courses and AP exam scores includes the admissions process, particularly in a competitive school.

Information regarding AP exams is available at

Key Dates and Information for Students and Caregivers

August-September 2023: Students use AP class join codes to join each of their AP classes and to access AP Classroom curriculum support.

August 2023-April 2024: Students access AP Classroom to use free digital resources like daily instructional videos, practices, topic questions, and feedback from your AP instructor.

November 15, 2023: Students register for AP exam(s) through their AP instructor(s) and campus AP Coordinator.

January 18, 2024: Deadline to submit testing accommodations requests to College Board. Students work with their AP instructor and campus AP Coordinator and SSD Coordinator to submit testing accommodations requests to College Board by the deadline.

May 2024: AP Exams Administrations (May 6-May 10, May 13-17, (late administration dates) May 22, 23, & 24

AP Exam Fees:

The base exam fee for each AP exam is $98. College Board currently provides a fee reduction available for students who qualify. TEA has also provided a fee reduction in past years. Reach out to your campus AP Coordinator for more information.*

The AP Capstone (AP Seminar or AP Research) exam fee is $146.

*This information may change per College Board and TEA updates.

AP Exams for Homeschooled Students

Campuses only proctor Advanced Placement (AP) exams for AP courses offered at their campuses. Homeschooled students who meet the following criteria are eligible to register for and take an AP exam if it is being administered at the campus for which the homeschooled student’s address is assigned for enrollment:

  1. The homeschooled student must provide proof of eligibility to be enrolled in Austin ISD to the campus AP Coordinator.
  2. The campus AP Coordinator will confirm the campus for which the homeschooled student’s address is assigned for enrollment.
  3. The homeschooled student must currently live in the district at the time of registration for the exam.
  4. The homeschooled student pays the same fees to take an AP exam that an enrolled student pays to take an AP exam. 

If the AP exam being requested is not available at the campus for which the homeschooled student’s address is assigned for enrollment, the College Board offers the opportunity to earn college credit through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) at local, open enrollment testing locations.

Advanced Courses

Overview of Advanced Courses (Slideshow in English) (Text version)

Overview of Advanced Courses (Slideshow in Spanish) (Text version)

Advanced Placement Resources

These resources are designed for students but can also be used by parents/guardians and school staff.

Contact Information

Victoria Kelly
Advanced Academics Coordinator
Phone: 512-414-2031