Advanced Placement Exams

Note: Registration closed on March 14, 2019

Advanced Placement exams give students the chance to tackle college-level work while they're still in high school and earn post-secondary credit and placement.


Before the exams:

  • Record the date and time of your exam

On the examination day:

  • Arrive at least 20 minutes before the examination time. Latecomers will not be able to write the exam.
  • Bring picture identification.
  • Bring AP Student Booklet if you received this at your school. You must use the same AP Student registration sticker booklet for all exams.
  • Students will not be dismissed until an exam has officially ended. You are required to abide by the policies of both the College Board and the VBE during the exam period. Any misconduct will be reported and could jeopardize your AP exam score

You should bring the following:

  • Several sharpened No. 2 pencils (with erasers)—mechanical pencils are not allowed for completing multiple-choice answer sheets.
  • Pens with black or dark blue ink for completing areas on the exam booklet covers and for free-response questions in most exams.
  • Up to two calculators with the necessary capabilities if you are taking an AP Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, or Statistics Exam. (Visit www.collegeboard.com/ap/calculators to learn more about the calculator policy for each of these exams, and for a list of authorized calculators.) Biology allows a four function calculator.
  • A ruler or straightedge if you are taking an AP Physics exam.

You may not bring the following:

  • Cellphones, digital cameras or any other digital, electronic or communication device
  • Books, compasses, mechanical pencils, coloured pencils*, correction fluid, dictionaries, highlighters*, or notes
  • Rulers and straightedges (except as noted above)*
  • Scratch paper (notes can be made on portions of the exam booklet)
  • Computers* or calculators (except as noted above)
  • Reference guides, keyboard maps, or other typing instructions
  • Watches that beep or have an alarm
  • Portable listening* or recording devices (even with headphones) or photographic equipment
  • Scissors, pocket knife or other sharp implements
  • Food or drink
  • Clothing with subject-related information


VSB is offering this examination period as a service to students who are self-studying. Please review all information on this website to see if your question is offered or visit the AP website: http://apcanada.collegeboard.org/ 

We may not be able to respond to all phone and/or email questions so please note:

  • Only the exams on the schedule above will be offered
  • Students will be registered provided space is available
  • Registered students will receive a confirmation email from the system. Please do not phone or email for additional confirmation.
  • We have no information on other testing sites
  • Exam fees are non-refundable
  • For additional questions email: APexam@vsb.bc.ca 

2019 Examination Schedule 

VSB will offer the following examinations over a two week period only. There will be no late testing schedule.

Morning 8 a.m.
Local Time
Afternoon 12 noon Local TimeAfternoon 2 p.m. Local Time
May 6, 2019
United States Government and PoliticsEnvironmental Science
May 7, 2019
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
May 8, 2019
English Literature and CompositionEuropean History
May 9, 2019
May 10, 2019
United States HistoryPhysics 2: Algebra-Based
May 13, 2019
BiologyPhysics C:
Physics C: 
Electricity and Magnetism
May 14, 2019
Calculus AB

Calculus BC
Art History

Human Geography
May 15, 2019
English Language and CompositionMacroeconomics
May 16, 2019
Government and Politics

World History
Friday May 17, 2019Microeconomics
Computer Science A

VSB is not able to accommodate the following exams:

Studio Art, Chinese Language and Culture, Japanese Language and Culture, French, German, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Italian Language, Latin, Seminar, Music Theory or Computer Science Principles. 



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