AP Exam Waivers

Advanced Placement examinations are taken each spring at the end of year-long courses that are designed to provide college-level curricula. Many colleges and universities grant credits and/or advanced placement based on AP scores.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Fee Waivers

Under RI Legislation, Advanced Placement exam fee waivers for students qualifying for free or reduced price lunch were previously covered under a federal grant which was eliminated under the Every Student Succeeds Act. In November 2017, the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education approved a supplemental FY18 budget and FY 19 budget which included subsidizing Spring 2018 and Spring 2019 AP exams taken by qualifying students; both budgets were submitted to the Governor and then General Assembly for their review. The Governor’s supplemental FY23 budget includes funds for subsidizing the Spring 2024 exam fees for all qualifying students.