January 31, 2017

Teachers - Deadline for the initial submission of course materials for the 2016-17 school year. Please download Practice Exams from within your Course Audit account.

Administrators - Last day to: Approve Course Audit forms, renew courses, remove teachers not teaching or courses not being offered, and add Online/Distance Learning courses for the current school year. Please record syllabi ID numbers for UC A-G program submission (State of California only).

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Offering AP Seminar

AP Seminar is unique in that it can only be taught as part of the larger AP Capstone™ program. This course may only be offered to students at participating schools where teachers have completed the required professional development. High schools have already been selected for participation in the 2016-17 academic year. Schools interested in offering AP Capstone in the 2017-18 academic year will need to complete the application process. Visit the AP Capstone website to learn more about how to participate in this program.

Visit the AP Seminar website to learn more about how to participate in this program.


2016-17 Timeline for Participating Schools

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Beginning in July 2016, teachers with 2015-16 course authorization have two options to confirm their awareness and understanding of the revised Course and Exam Description:

  • Option 1: Complete the AP Course Audit form and transfer a previously approved syllabus to the current school year. You can find detailed instructions, click here.
  • Option 2: Complete the AP Course Audit form and submit a new or revised syllabus.

Course and Exam Description acrobat
Describes in detail the AP course and exam. Includes the curriculum framework and a representative sample of exam questions.

Summary of 2016-17 Changes

Review this resource to establish your understanding of the objectives and expectations of the AP course and exam.


Syllabus Development Guide acrobat
Includes the guidelines reviewers use to evaluate syllabi along with three samples of evidence for each requirement. This guide also specifies the level of detail required in the syllabus to receive course authorization.

Curricular/Resource Requirements
Identifies the set of curricular and resource expectations that college faculty nationwide have established for a college-level course.

Example Textbook List
Includes a sample of AP college-level textbooks that meet the content requirements of the AP course.

Five Annotated Sample Syllabi
Provide examples of how the curricular requirements can be demonstrated within the context of actual syllabi.

Review these resources to ensure that you have included the required level of detail in your syllabus to successfully complete the course audit.


Syllabus Self Evaluation Checklist
Includes a list of items that teachers should verify prior to submitting the syllabus for review.

Use this checklist to ensure that your syllabus includes all required elements before submitting for review.

News and Updates

Learning List

The College Board has partnered with Learning List to provide independent instructional materials review services for schools and districts for several redesigned and new subjects. More information about the alignment of each textbook is provided on the relevant example textbook lists. The new Example Textbook Lists which were reviewed by Learning List are for Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Physics 1 and 2, and World History.

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