College Board's unusual policies add unnecessary stress to an already difficult process. Signing up for courses, which includes choosing from the various electives and determining which level to take, is very daunting. In an effort to add course rigor or potentially earn college credit, many students are taking an increasing number of Advanced Placement (AP) classes, whose content is often difficult and time-consuming. Yet to earn college credit through APs, students need to score well on the annual AP exam for each class in May. College Board, the organization behind the AP program, was created to expand access to higher education. But by increasing exam fees and requiring early registration on top of the already stressful exam, the College Board is acting against its own goal.