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Overview

Your school wants to offer AP courses. That’s great: AP can benefit your students in many ways, including helping them stand out to colleges. But you should know that a school can only label a course “AP” with the authorization of the AP Program.

This means going through a process called the AP Course Audit, in which we make sure that the AP courses your school plans to offer meet the curricular and resource requirements specific to that course. Don’t worry—we provide resources that can help you make sure your course(s) pass the audit.

 

How It Works


 

Preparing Your Syllabus

Visit course page
Teachers of the course visit the AP Course Audit teacher section and navigate to the specific course page.

Prepare your syllabus
Teachers create a course syllabus designed to meet the curricular requirements.

 


 

Submitting Your Course Materials

Sign in to AP Course Audit
Teachers sign in to AP Course Audit.

Add course
Teachers click Add New Course and choose the subject.

Fill out form
Teachers fill out the online AP Course Audit form and submit it.

Approve form
The school AP Course Audit administrator—the principal or a principal’s designee—signs in to AP Course Audit and approves the form.

Submit syllabus
Teachers upload and submit their course syllabus. (The deadline for submission is January 31.)

 


 

After Submission

Program review
External college faculty members who teach an equivalent college course review the submitted syllabus and grant AP designation if it’s approved. Teachers will hear from the program within eight weeks.

If the course is approved
It is added to the AP Course Ledger. Also, the AP teacher is granted access to online student score reports and secure documents including practice exams.

If the course is not approved
Teachers can revise the syllabus and resubmit it. If authorization is not granted after the second submission, teachers can speak directly with one of the college faculty members who reviewed their syllabus for assistance.

 

AP Course Audit Site: Key Offerings

For Teachers

  • List of the curricular and resource requirements for each AP course.
  • Resources to help you design a syllabus to obtain course authorization.
  • Access to your students’ AP Exam score reports (after your course is authorized).
  • Access to secure documents including practice exams and sample student responses (after your course audit form is approved by a school administrator).

Go to the Teacher page on the AP Course Audit site.

 

 

For Administrators

  • Lists of curricular and resource requirements for each AP course.
  • Link to the AP Course Ledger, so you can verify that your school’s AP courses are listed correctly.

Go to the Administrator page on the AP Course Audit site.

 

 

For Higher Education Professionals

  • Lists of curricular and resource requirements for each AP course.
  • Link to the AP Course Ledger, so you can validate applicant transcripts.
  • Access to a downloadable file of the entire AP Course Ledger.

Go to the Higher Ed page on the AP Course Audit site.

 

See All Authorized AP Courses

The AP Course Ledger is the official, up-to-date, comprehensive list of courses that have passed the AP Course Audit. It’s searchable by school, subject, city, state, country, and more, and it’s updated every year in November to reflect offerings in the current school year.

 

Go to the AP Course Ledger

 

AP Course Audit Help

  1. Sign in to your College Board professional account.
  2. Go to My Account or My Dashboard.
  3. Scroll down to Add Additional Tools and Services.
  4. Open the K–12 drop-down menu.
  5. Find AP Course Audit and click Get Access.
  6. Choose your Job Function (Teacher, or School or District Administrator/Online Provider) and enter your school’s name in the Professional Organization field.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Make sure your information is correct and click Finished.
  1. Sign in to your AP Course Audit account and click Add New Course.
  2. Choose your course from the drop-down menu and click Add Course.
  3. Click Add Course in the confirmation pop-up, and OK in the “Course Added” pop-up.
  4. Click Complete Course Audit Form.
  5. Fill out the Course Audit Form. Don’t forget to put your initials in the field near the bottom.
  6. Click Submit for Administrator Approval.
  7. Click Submit Syllabus.
  8. Click Submit New or Revised Syllabus.
  9. Click Choose File, navigate to the syllabus in your file folders, and choose it. You should have saved your syllabus as a .pdf, .doc, .docx, or .odt file, and it should not contain any identifying information such as your name or your school’s name.
  10. Click Submit on the “Submit Your Syllabus?” pop-up.
  1. Sign in to your College Board professional account.
  2. Go to My Account or My Dashboard.
  3. Scroll down to Add Additional Tools and Services.
  4. Open the K–12 drop-down menu.
  5. Find AP Course Audit and click Get Access.
  6. Choose your Job Function (Teacher, or School or District Administrator/Online Provider), and enter your school’s name in the Professional Organization field, and enter an AP Course Audit access code in the Access Code field.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Make sure your information is correct and click Finished.

Call the AP Course Audit helpline at 877-APHELP-0 (274-3570) to request an access code.