Pre-AP for International Schools and U.S. Territories

Schools anywhere in the world can participate in Pre-AP.

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What are the benefits of Pre-AP?

  • Listing in College Board’s official Pre-AP Course Ledger: Internationally respected, the official course ledger lets colleges know that your school has fulfilled all the implementation commitments for Pre-AP.
  • Increased success with AP: Pre-AP courses were back-mapped from AP courses so that students could progress to the AP Program with confidence and an increased chance of success. Pre-AP teachers and administrators agree that Pre-AP helps students succeed in future AP courses. See the report.
  • Pre-AP students more likely to achieve the College Readiness Benchmark: For both Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Pre-AP students were more likely to meet the SAT® Suite of Assessment benchmarks, which indicate whether a student is on track for college and career readiness at each grade level. Learn more.
  • A robust menu of professional learning: The Pre-AP program provides digital access to the kind of professional learning opportunities that help you attract and retain the best teachers, coordinators, and administrators.

Are Pre-AP implementation commitments the same?

Yes, international Pre-AP schools make the same commitments as the schools within the the 50 U.S. states. There are no special requirements for international schools or U.S. territories.

What are the restrictions when Pre-AP is taught outside the U.S.?

Due to shipping restrictions, schools located outside the 50 U.S. states are limited to digital-only instructional materials—that’s the only restriction.