The AP Course Audit was created at the request of both secondary school and college members of the College Board to:
- Provide AP teachers and administrators with clear guidelines on curricular and resource requirements that must be in place for AP courses
- Give colleges and universities confidence that AP courses are designed to meet the same clearly articulated college-level criteria across high schools
All schools wishing to label a course “AP” must submit a subject-specific AP Course Audit form and the course syllabus for each teacher of that AP course.
The course and exam Development Committee, made up of higher education faculty members and AP teachers, defines the requirements for the syllabus. Syllabi are reviewed by college faculty for adherence to the Development Committee’s standards.
AP courses that meet higher education standards are available online in a searchable Course Ledger, which can be used by enrollment managers for verification of student transcripts and targeted student recruitment.