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Students Under 13: College Board Accounts for Pre-AP

Students under 13 need parental permission to create a College Board account. Their parent or guardian must complete and submit a form requesting an account for their child.

Important: If your school is offering more than one Pre-AP course, we recommend that the school Pre-AP coordinator manage the distribution of these forms, so that families receive only one request to complete the form.

About Student Accounts

Creating a College Board student account gives the student access to the College Board online platform, which may include resources for the SAT Suite of Assessments, AP, Pre-AP, CLEP, and BigFutureTM.

Students only need one College Board account, even if they are enrolled in more than one Pre-AP or AP course.

Submitting the Form

There are two versions of the parental form, a PDF file and an Excel file.

There are two ways to submit forms:

  1. The Pre-AP coordinator may collect all the forms from parents/guardians and submit them together to College Board. If your school chooses this method, have the parents/guardian use the PDF version.
    • Each parent/guardian will have to print the PDF form, fill it out, sign it, scan it, and email it as an attachment to the Pre-AP coordinator.
    • The Pre-AP coordinator will send all the forms to College Board in one batch.
  2. Parents/guardians may email the form directly to the College Board. If your school chooses this method, have the parents/guardians use the Excel form.
    • Each parent/guardian will have to fill out the Excel form electronically and email it as an attachment to [email protected]. They don’t need to physically sign it.
    • The email address that the form is sent from must match the parent/guardian’s email address on the form.
    • We recommend that the parent cc the Pre-AP coordinator on the email so it can be tracked.

Completing the Form

Here are the steps to complete and submit the parental consent form.

  1. The parent/guardian completes all fields on the form.
    • Note this language on the form: “By submitting this form requesting the College Board to create an online account for your child, the parent/guardian and student acknowledge that you have read the Site Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and agree to comply with these policies. If you do not agree or cannot comply, please do not submit this form.”
  2. The form is submitted using one of the two methods described above.
  3. Within 7 business days of receipt of a fully completed and legible form, a College Board representative will confirm via email the student’s username to the student email address provided on the form also copying the parent’s email address.
  4. Once confirmed, a separate email will be sent to the student’s email address to reset the password.
  5. Once the account is created, the student will not only have access to the AP and Pre-AP platform, but will also have access to other offerings available on the College Board website.
    • In some of these other offerings, additional personal information may be collected about the student. Some of the additional information may include race, ethnicity, and best language. While some of these questions will require an answer, there is an option to select “Prefer not to answer.” If the parent/guardian or the student does not want to provide any additional personal information, please instruct the student to mark “Prefer not to answer.” And at any time, please be advised that the parent/guardian has the right to request that College Board delete the student’s account at any time after it has been created.

Email [email protected] about any issues with the form or process.