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The Advanced Placement® Program (AP) provides opportunities for willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level coursework while still in high school. AP courses are developed by the College Board’s AP Program. Corresponding exams at the end of the year allow students to earn college credit or advanced placement at colleges and universities around the world.

There are 38 AP courses in seven subject areas. Visit AP Central to learn more about the courses offered.

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AP® educators and coordinators may access information about launching and growing an
AP® program as well as important updates by visiting About AP.

AP teachers may access free tools to support teaching on site, online, or in combination by visiting AP Classroom and AP Daily.

AP students may view AP exam scores, learn about AP awards, and get answers to all score-related questions by visiting AP Students Page.

AP Summer Institutes provide the most intensive professional development available for AP educators. Summer institute attendees engage in 30 or more hours of content-rich training designed to strengthen how they teach their AP courses.

The recent changes to AP will be addressed at the AP Summer Institutes. College Board endorsed consultants will guide attendees through resources such as course outlines; content-specific handouts; and student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary from the most recent AP exams.

June 28-July 1, 2022 July 26-29, 2022 August 2-5, 2022
Location: Capital High School, Charleston, WV Location: University High School, Morgantown, WV Location: Online
Biology Art & Design Art & Design
Calculus AB Biology Art History (Session Cancelled)
Chemistry Calculus BC Calculus AB
English Language Chemistry English Language
English Literature Computer Science A
(Session Cancelled)
English Literature
Music Theory English Language Environmental Science
Physics I English Literature European History
Psychology Human Geography Spanish Language
Statistics Physics II (Session Cancelled) U.S. Government & Politics
U.S. History U.S. Government & Politics U.S. History
World History: Modern    

Register here for the June 28-July 1, 2022, AP Summer Institute at Capital High School.

Register here for the July 26-29, 2022, AP Summer Institute at University High School.

Register here for the August 2-5, 2022, online AP Summer Institute.

Registration Fees:
WV teachers: $50
Out-of-state teachers: $600

WV teachers living at least 60 miles from the institute location qualify for lodging under the WVDE direct-billed room block. Please visit the Housing button on the registration page for the link to reserve lodging.

AP® teachers needing to attend AP® French Language, AP® German, AP® Economics: Macro and Micro, and AP® Physics C this summer should contact Karen Linville for more information about attendance options.

AP® Computer Science A and AP® Computer Science Principles teachers may attend the following institutes:

AP® Computer Science Principles
July 11-15, 2022
Charleston, WV

AP® Computer Science A*
July 11-15, 2022
Charleston, WV

*Please note: AP® Computer Science A teachers may attend through the WVDE AP Summer Institute July 26-29, 2022, or the Code.org institute July 11-15, 2022.

To register for Code.org sessions in WV, please visit the registration page

For more information about the AP® Summer Institute schedule and required policy 2510 attendance at an AP® Summer Institute, please contact Karen Linville at Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us.

The West Virginia Department of Education provides the Advanced Placement® (AP) Fall Institute for teachers of various AP courses. Fall Institute sessions are led by College Board-endorsed instructors and help teachers enhance their skills and content knowledge. Special focus is given to course updates, AP exam review, and Instructional Planning Reports.

College Board provides a fee reduction of $35 per AP Exam, including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams, for qualifying low-income students in West Virginia. For eligibility criteria, visit AP Exam Fee Reductions.

The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is utilizing state funds to provide funding for 2023 AP Exams taken by qualifying low-income students in West Virginia. Schools must apply for students to receive waivers, and waivers are granted based on an individual student’s financial need.

Schools must pay College Board directly the following amounts per exam for fee-reduced students:

  • $53 per AP Exam per fee-reduced student (except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams)
  • $101per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam per fee-reduced student

The state of West Virginia has appropriated funding that is expected to contribute the following amounts per exam for public and non-public school low-income students:

  • $48per AP Exam, except AP Seminar and AP Research Exams
  • $96per AP Seminar and AP Research Exam

Grants from the WVDE will be sent to each county, and the fee waiver funding will then be sent to each school so that schools may send payments directly to College Board. After the state funding is distributed to schools, the expectation is that the cost per AP Exam for qualifying low-income students (including AP Seminar and AP Research Exams) will be $5.

What Schools Must Do

Your school’s AP coordinator must take the following steps.

Before the exams:

  • For your invoice to accurately reflect any fee reductions, the AP coordinator must indicate the fee reduction status for each eligible student in AP Registration and Ordering.
    • For each student who is eligible for the College Board fee reduction, check the box for Reduced Fee next to their name in the student roster.
    • For students who aren’t eligible for the fee reduction, no action is needed.
  • Fee reduction status is indicated only once per student, not for each exam.
  • A best practice is to indicate fee reduction status for each student by the time you submit your exam order. However, if you need more time to verify this information, you can update students’ fee reduction status through AP Registration and Ordering after submitting your exam order, but no later than April 30, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET).
  • Indicate to the West Virginia Department of Education the number of AP Exam waivers needed by using the following link: 2023 West Virginia AP Exam Fee Waiver
  • WV Fee Waiver Deadlines:
    • Deadline for submission: April 30, 2023
    • Please note that fee waivers will not cover late order fees or unused/canceled exam fees.

After the exams:

  • Your invoice is automatically generated in AP Registration and Ordering and emailed to you after the late-testing administration ends. At that point, you can also access and print your invoice through AP Registration and Ordering.
  • Send $53 to College Board for each AP Exam ($101 per AP Seminar Exam and AP Research Exam) per fee-reduced student.
  • June 15, 2023, is the postmark deadline for payment due to College Board.

For more information, contact Karen Linville, Coordinator for Advanced Placement, Student Enrichment Programs, West Virginia Department of Education, phone: 304-558-8098.

The West Virginia Department of Education provides support for school administrators and AP coordinators.

NEW: AP® Coordinator Back-to-School Workshops

Choose your own breakout room in the 2022-23 Back-to-School Workshop for AP® Coordinators. Register here.

New this year, the workshop begins in a whole group format, with a focus on announcements for the upcoming school year, an overview of the AP® Program, and a review of the AP® coordinator role. Then, coordinators can choose the learning path that’s right for them for their extended breakout room.

  • New Coordinators
    Select a breakout room focused on the must-dos at the start of the year. Engage with each other and a presenter as you talk through the steps to successful fall ordering of AP® Exams. View live demonstrations in AP® Registration and Ordering and get tips for efficiencies and key reminders along the way.
  • Experienced Coordinators
    Select a breakout room focused on what’s new this year. Engage with each other and a presenter to review important updates to AP® policies and timelines. Learn how other schools set up and manage their AP® programs, collaborate with peers, and exchange your favorite best practices over the years.

These free workshops launch in July and continue through the end of September.

AP® coordinators completing the workshops should send a completion certificate to Karen Linville at Karen.Linville@k12.wv.us for attendance credit.