Can schools order and administer AP Exams without completing the AP Course Audit?

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Yes. Completing the AP Course Audit is only required for schools that want to:

  • use the “AP” designation on students’ transcripts.
  • be listed in the ledger of authorized AP courses provided each fall to college and university admissions offices and the public.

Schools that simply offer the AP Exam as an opportunity for their students to earn college credit, without actually labeling the school's courses “AP” on students’ transcripts, don’t need to participate in the AP Course Audit.