Advanced Placement® (AP) Program Enrollment Guidelines

College Board AP Equity and Access Policy

The College Board strongly encourages educators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP programs by giving all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate in AP. We encourage the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP for students from ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underserved. Schools should make every effort to ensure their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population. The College Board also believes that all students should have access to academically challenging coursework before they enroll in AP classes, which can prepare them for AP success. It is only through a commitment to equitable preparation and access that true equity and excellence can be achieved.


The purpose of establishing enrollment guidelines is to make sure that all willing, motivated and academically prepared students are strategically placed into AP classes. This document summarizes the suggested timeline and artifacts that can be used to gauge student motivation and academic readiness.

Advance Placement (AP) Approval Policy

Follow the link to the Approval Policy based on test scores:

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Enrollment Approval Policy

Advanced Placement (AP) Course Student Contract