• Welcome to Vista's AP Homepage. 

     Dear AP Students and Parents/Guardians, 


    If your student is currently enrolled in an Advanced Placement course, the expectation is that he/she will be taking the AP exam that accompanies it. If a student passes the exam with a score of 4 or 5, most public and private universities will award college credit. A score of 3 is recognized by many California state schools, many schools in the UC system, and some of the private universities. Each university is different, and parents and students may want to research the AP policy at the schools that you are considering for your student.  For more information about the AP exams and test day, students and parents should carefully read all CollegeBoard AP policies and procedures in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents, which is available on the CollegeBoard website.  www.collegeboard.org 


    For the 2020 AP exams, students at Vista del Lago High School will be registering online through Total Registration. This registration takes a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.  Online registration will not only ensure a higher level of accuracy in our students’ preadministration responses, but it will also save them significant registration “bubble-in” time on the actual AP test day.


    Online Exam registration will begin on August 12, 2019 and end on November 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM for Fall courses. Registration for spring courses will begin on January 2, 2020 and end on March 13. In order to register, students should go to www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/054166.  To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students are able to print the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered. If you took an AP exam last year, please use the same email when registering. 


    Registration Dates and Deadlines

    Registration Type



    Regular Registration

    Fall: August 12-October 4

    Spring: January 6-February 14

    $100 per exam

    Late Registration

    Fall: October 5- November 10

    Spring: February 15- March 13

    $105 per exam

    After November 10th and March 13th, students will not be able to register for the exam.


    Vista del Lago 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 card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.  Registrations that have not been paid for by the registration deadline will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

    We understand that on rare occasions students must cancel an exam. Please understand that refunds are not automatic, and students are responsible for requesting any refunds by logging into the Total Registration website and requesting a refund.  Here is our refund policy:

    • Students who cancel an exam by March 12, 2020 are entitled to a full refund of the exam fee.
    • Students who cancel an exam by April 1, 2019 are entitled to a partial refund of $50.
    • After April 1, 2019 there are no refunds.


    Students with established financial need may qualify for reduced fees for the exam(s). Please talk to Mrs. Moore in the Assistant Principal’s Office by October 11 about the process if financial need makes it difficult to take the exam.  You can still complete your registration online prior to speaking with Mrs. Moore.


    Thank You, 


    Sarah Deters


AP Test Registration Information

  • Information about registering for the 2019-2020 AP Exams will be coming to your student through their AP class. 

    This year, AP and the College Board have changed the registration dates for AP exams. Please note that ALL fall AP students must be registered  by first week of October or they will incur a late fee, or not be allowed to take their test.

    All spring AP students will have a set of registration deadlines.