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ESCAPE (Eliminating Student Cost for Advanced Placement Exams) is the federal AP/IB Exam Fee Program in Colorado 2014-2015

Colorado's AP Exam fee program is called ESCAPE. Application to participate in the AP/IB exam fee program opens in the fall prior to the testing year. The annual grant is announced through emails, letters to high schools and coordinators, a notice in the statewide Colorado Department of Education publication and announcements in gifted-education updates and network meetings.

The deadline for participation in the 2015 ESCAPE grant is December 15, 2014. Grant funds are limited to the listed preapproved high schools. Only listed high schools may submit requests for exam fee funds for eligible students indicated on the College Board invoice. Other high schools are responsible for all exam costs invoiced by College Board.

Schools for the 2015 ESCAPE grant are contingent upon the AP ESCAPE program released by the US Department of Education. 

ESCAPE 2014-2015

Summary of 2014 - 2015 costs for eligible students, schools, district or other funding sources:  Coming Soon

ESCAPE Documents for Exam Year 2015

ESCAPE Grant Information and Application Document 2014-2015

  • Due April 30, 2015 IB Coordinator's Assurance Checklist and Information Forms
  • Due June 5, 2015 AP Coordinator's Assurance Checklist and Copy of College Board Invoice
  • Due June 5, 2015 AP ESCAPE Student Collection Fee Form

EXAM YEAR 2014-2015

ESCAPE Information and Application

For more information, contact Carol Crossley, ESCAPE Coordinator, Colorado Department of Education; Phone: 719.821.5980; Email:



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