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Why Become an AP Reader

Gain an in-depth understanding of the AP Exam so you can better assess your own students’ work. 

In a survey, over 97% of returning High School AP Readers and over 71% of returning Higher Ed AP Readers said that they made changes to the way they teach or score work because of their experience at the AP Reading. 


Join 18,000+ Educators

Exchange ideas and experiences with a global network of teachers, faculty, and AP Development Committee members.

Earn CEU Credits

Earn professional development hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Score from Home

In 2021, AP Readers will score exams online, from home. Future AP Readings will offer a variety of onsite and at-home scoring opportunities.

Get Compensated

All Readers receive compensation for their work during the Reading.


How to Apply

Complete the application to become an AP Reader. Applications are accepted year-round, but spots are limited. Invitations are sent February through May. Check out FAQs for more information.

Apply today

Who can be an AP Reader?

College Faculty

AP Readers from colleges and universities must be active faculty members and have taught at least one semester of a comparable AP course — as described in the AP Course Description — within the past three years.

High School Teachers

Must be AP course authorized and currently teaching, with at least two years of experience teaching the course. Exception: teachers of a new AP course who demonstrate appropriate expertise.



2021 At-Home AP Reading Schedule

For 2021, all Reading participants will score student responses online from home. Future AP Readings will offer a variety of onsite and at-home scoring opportunities.

Pre-Readings will take place during the one to two weeks immediately prior to the Reading.

AP Subject 2021 Reading Dates
Art and Design June 8–14
Art History June 11–17
Biology June 18–24
Calculus June 11–17
Chemistry June 11–17
Chinese Language and Culture June 15–21
Comparative Government and Politics June 11–17
Computer Science A June 11–17
Computer Science Principles June 8–14
English Language and Composition June 11–17
English Literature and Composition June 11–17
Environmental Science June 11–17
European History June 18–24
French Language and Culture June 15–21
German Language and Culture June 15–21
Human Geography June 15–21
Italian Language and Culture June 11–17
Japanese Language and Culture June 8–14
Latin June 15–21
Macroeconomics June 15–21
Microeconomics June 15–21
Music Theory June 11–17
Physics June 15–21
Psychology June 18–24
Research June 8–14
Seminar June 15–21
Spanish Language and Culture June 15–21
Spanish Literature and Culture June 15–21
Statistics June 18–24
United States Government and Politics June 15–21
United States History June 18–24
World History: Modern June 18–24