How do I complete initial setup in AP Registration and Ordering?

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When you access AP Registration and Ordering for the first time this school year, you'll be brought to the AP Registration and Ordering Setup. After you complete the setup screens, you'll have full access to AP Registration and Ordering.

You need to complete the information in the School Information and Exam Administration sections. This information is needed to generate your AP Participation Form.

All required fields in these sections must be completed before you can complete other activities in the system. You also need to review the information on a few other setup screens.

A recommended best practice is to gather the information you'll need to complete setup in advance. See page 51 in the 2020-21 AP Coordinator's Manual, Part 1 for details about the information that will be needed.

Important: On the Exam Administration screen, if you know that your school will be administering AP Exams in any subject in 2021 (including AP Art and Design)—or even if you’re not sure—select the option indicating your school expects to administer exams.

You won’t be able to change your selection for item 1 on the Exam Administration screen (whether your school administers exams) after you complete the setup process. Only select “Our students’ AP Exams will be ordered by another school or by our district office” if you’re certain your school definitely won’t be administering any AP Exams in 2021. If you have any uncertainty about this, then select the option that your school expects to administer exams. There’s no penalty for selecting this even if your school ultimately doesn’t administer AP Exams in 2021.

AP Registration and Ordering Setup info screen

After completing the School Information and Exam Administration screens, if you indicated on the Exam Administration screen that your school will administer exams, you'll see an informational screen about the student exam decision indicator setting. On this screen, you'll review information about this setting and acknowledge your understanding. If you want to change the student exam decision indicator setting, you can do so after you complete the initial setup steps.

Setup Exam Decision Indicator

Next, you'll review a screen about roster management settings. On this screen, you can decide whether you'd like teachers to be able to drop students from class sections and move students between class sections in the system (this is the default setting), or if you'd prefer that teachers not have this ability. You can always go back to this setting and change it after you complete the setup steps.

Finally, you'll see a screen confirming your AP Participation Form has been generated. See How do I complete my AP Participation Form? for details.