The Purpose of Pre-AP Course Audit
Before your school can be authorized to offer Pre-AP, you’ll need to complete Pre-AP Course Audit.
Participation in the Pre-AP Course Audit process is required for teachers to access Pre-AP Classroom, which includes model lessons, instructional planning resources, and the digital learning checkpoints they commit to administering.
Pre-AP courses must be authorized before “Pre-AP” can be used in course names. Once your school’s courses are authorized, College Board will include them in the Pre-AP Course Ledger—the official list of all Pre-AP courses—so colleges and universities can verify student transcripts.
Your Role as Course Audit Administrator
You’ll be the person responsible for affirming Pre-AP implementation commitments and approving teachers for access to Pre-AP Classroom.
That means you’ll need to be available during the summer because the Course Audit process must be completed before your school can access the online resources in Pre-AP Classroom.
Understand Pre-AP Commitments
The Pre-AP Program has four commitments that it asks of schools using the program:
- Pre-AP for All: Pre-AP frameworks and assessments serve as the foundation for all sections of the course at the school. Note: Course Audit administrators may request to defer implementing Pre-AP for All through Course Audit, should they need additional time to plan to meet this commitment in the future. To do so, they must refrain from establishing any entry barriers (such as minimum test scores, previous grades, or teacher recommendation) that could hinder students’ participation in Pre-AP. Additionally, they must commit to developing a plan to expand Pre-AP access at their school. See the Pre-AP for All Planning Guide for additional information.
- Course Frameworks: Teachers align their classroom instruction with Pre-AP course frameworks.
- Assessments: Teachers administer at least one learning checkpoint per unit on Pre-AP Classroom and four performance tasks.
- Professional Learning: Teachers complete the foundational professional learning (Online Foundational Modules or Pre-AP Summer Institute) and at least one online performance task scoring module. The current Pre-AP coordinator completes the Pre-AP Coordinator Online Module.
Completing the Course Audit as a New Pre-AP School
Pre-AP Course Audit tasks are completed online. Course Audit administrators can get their access code from the ordering website under the Access Codes header. Course audit begins March 1 for the upcoming school year.
Your steps to completing the Course Audit:
- Get your access code from the ordering website, under the Access Code header.
- Register and log in to your College Board professional account. Use the access code to add Pre-AP Course Audit to your account.
- Attest to Pre-AP for All (one of the program commitments) or deferment.
- After a teacher has completed the Course Audit process, affirm the individual teacher as a teacher of record.
Completing the Course Audit as a Returning School
If you’ve already completed an audit and been authorized by Pre-AP, your process may be as simple as renewing and confirming information in your account.
Your steps to completing the Course Audit:
- Log in to your College Board professional account.
- Attest to Pre-AP for All or deferment.
- Select Renew Pre-AP Courses.
- Confirm which teachers are still teaching courses from previous years (options are yes, no, or undecided). Note: You’ll only see the courses that have been ordered for the upcoming academic year.
Can the Pre-AP and AP Course Audit administrator be the same person?
Yes, the same person can be the Pre-AP and AP Course Audit administrator, but they don’t have to be the same person.
What if my school is returning, but I’m a new Course Audit administrator?
If your school has offered a Pre-AP program, but you’re a new Course Audit administrator, go to https://order.collegeboard.org/preap and click on Access Codes to get your Course Audit access code. Create your College Board account, and follow the steps for the renewing school Course Audit administrator.
Can a teacher also be the Course Audit administrator?
If the teacher is empowered by the school to make the attestations and approvals required by the Course Audit administrator, a teacher may be the Course Audit administrator. To do this, the individual should:
- Log in to their College Board professional account.
- Go to the dashboard.
- Select Manage Access for Pre-AP/AP Course Audit.
- Use the Course Audit access code to add Course Audit administrator access or add teacher access.
What if I have a new teacher for a course offered in previous years?
That teacher should follow the steps for the Pre-AP teacher for new schools. Once the teacher completes their steps, they’ll appear in your queue to confirm as the teacher of record. (This includes co-teachers.)