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Frequently Asked Questions About the AP® Reader Application Process


I've submitted an application to become an AP Reader. Why haven't I heard anything?

Please check your spam folder for an email from All applicants are sent an acknowledgment notification when we have received your application. If you are approved, you will be asked to sign an offer letter. Once you sign your offer letter, you will receive access to the onboarding portal to begin this process. In the onboarding portal, you can review your profile and complete your other required documents. You will not be placed in the pool of eligible Readers for your subject until you complete the onboarding process.

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What do I need to include in my application in order to be considered for AP?

Please be sure to include the following:

  • CV/Resume that highlights your most recent teaching experience in chronological order.
  • Syllabus with your name, the course title, name of the institution, and the year(s) in which you have taught the course. Your syllabus must contain elements that align with school/district guidelines. It is not required to be as detailed in its learning objectives, but it must have a regular schedule of assignments and assessments.

Please fill out the questions on the application in its entirety and as thoroughly as possible.

What is the review process for an AP Reader application?

  • Your application will be reviewed for eligibility once it is completed. Applications are considered complete when your resume and course syllabus (including instructor name, contact information and the regular schedule of assignments/assessments), along with your response to the questions has been completed.
  • Upon passing the first level of review by the AP Recruiter, your application is then reviewed by the Chief Reader.
  • You will receive an approval letter from outlining the next steps if your application is approved by the Chief Reader.

What is the status of my AP Reader application?

The AP Reader application has two main sections: (A) My Info and (B) Programs.

Under My Info there are seven sections that must be completed:

  1. resume
  2. contact
  3. application
  4. employment
  5. education
  6. EEO
  7. disclaimer

Note: Upon completion, find a program to apply under (B) Programs.

Completed applications are processed in the order they are received. In some subjects, the Reader pool is so large that the review time may take up to four weeks.

If you have questions regarding the status of your Reader application, please contact

When can I expect to hear whether or not my AP Reader application is approved?

When you complete your application, you will receive an email informing you that your application has been received. Due to the volume of interest and program needs, the application review and approval process can take up to four weeks to complete. After this time, approved Readers will receive an offer letter via an email from If your application is not approved, you will receive notification via an email from

Why was my application “not approved?”

ETS receives many applications from high-quality candidates. Regrettably, we cannot accept all applicants. The guidelines for approval to score AP exams are stringent and there are many reasons why an application may be not approved. For example:

  • You are not currently affiliated with an educational institution (i.e., high school, college, or university).
  • You are not currently teaching the college course comparable to the AP course (as described in its Course Description booklet) for which you applied to work as a Reader.
  • You are not currently teaching the AP course for which you applied to work as a Reader.

Please consider reviewing our Scoring Job Opportunities page for other possible Rater opportunities that may align with your background.

I have previously scored for ETS. Do I need to submit any paperwork?

If you previously scored for ETS and still have outstanding incomplete paperwork, our Human Resources Onboarding Team will contact you for the completion of any missing documentation. It is important that you complete and electronically sign requested documents as soon as possible.

What happens after I complete all of my new hire paperwork, including Form I-9?

When all of your paperwork has been received and processed by the Human Resources Onboarding team, you will receive two final emails with your username and password, giving you access to the Employee Self Service webpage. If you recently scored or currently score for ETS, you can use this link: Then select “Profile & Payroll” to access the Employee Self Service webpage. Your name will be added to the pool of qualified Readers for your subject. If you are selected to attend the Reading, you will be contacted by the Scoring and Reporting Operations team starting in January and continuing through May, as necessary.

Am I guaranteed an invitation to an AP Reading?

No, invitations to a Reading are not guaranteed. The AP Program is committed to ensuring that as many education professionals as possible get to participate in the AP Reading. It is not uncommon to be invited to the Reading in one year and not the next. Declining or not receiving an invitation in the current year has no impact on a Reader's eligibility for the next year. Readers remain eligible to be invited.

I am an existing Reader and would like to switch from my current AP subject. What do I do?

AP policy allows Readers to participate in and be active in one subject area at a time. If you are interested in additional roles within the AP program, you must first remove yourself from your current subject in the Employee Self Service Profile & Payroll webpage. Please email, or call toll free 1-855-U-ASK-ETS (1-855-827-5387) if you have any questions. Once successfully removed from your initial subject, you may then apply to the newly selected subject.

I am an existing Reader. How do I update my personal information?

The Employee Self Service Profile & Payroll webpage is an online tool, allowing employees the ability to update records on their own. Please access the webpage to review and update your personal information. Please be sure you are accessing the correct link,, and that your cache has been cleared. The “Profile and Payroll” sign-in will lead you to an Oracle® page. You will be able to update your information under the “ETS Rater Personal Information” icon.

If you experience difficulties with accessing the system, please call 1-855-U-ASK-ETS (1-855-827-5387). You may also request assistance by sending an email to One of our Technical Support team members can assist you with your username and password.

Is this a full- or part-time position?

Readers are considered variable employees. The AP Reading is held once a year in June for 7 days.

I have a question concerning payroll and general taxation?

Please call 1-855-U-ASK-ETS (1-855-827-5387). Select the prompt for our taxation area.

Can I score outside of the United States?

No, scoring outside of the United States is not permitted. All Readers participating in online scoring programs must perform their work within the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico. Readers must have authorization to work for remuneration in the United States.

Do you sponsor work visas for AP Readers?

Limited work visa sponsorships are available for AP Readers.

I walked away from my computer and my application shut down. What should I do?

  • It is important you DO NOT create another profile. If you have previously applied, you should use your original profile.
  • Click on the link provided to resume your AP Reader application.
  • Log in using your username/email ID and password.
  • For additional help, click on the LiveChat® option located at the bottom of the page on the right side.
  • If you do not remember your information, click on the "Forgot Password" or "Forgot Username/Email" links.

I received a request to submit personal documents via LawLogix™. Is it secure?

LawLogix is our third-party vendor used to support completion of documents via an e-signature. LawLogix has comprehensive and fully audited policies to ensure that your documents remain secure and confidential. In addition, LawLogix ensures that the signer's identity can be authenticated. ETS makes every effort to protect the privacy and security of employee data.

I have completed my New Hire Packet and Employment Eligibility Form (Form I-9). Can you please confirm receipt?

After you have electronically signed all of your paperwork, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that you have completed the hiring process.

If you think this communication will go to your spam folder, please search for an email from the email address

Why isn't my Form I-9 complete?

It could be that your Remote agent or notary has not completed Section 2.

  • After completing Section 1, your Remote Agent should have received an email including Section 2 instructions. Your Remote Agent must now physically verify your identification and electronically complete Section 2 of your Form I-9. Email if your Remote Agent did not receive this email.

Who is my Remote Agent?

  • Your Remote Agent must be 18 years of age or older and can attest to the fact that the identification documents being presented to ETS are true and authentic.
  • ETS, as the remote employer, cannot be in your presence and examine the documents. Therefore, we ask that someone do so on our behalf. We grant you the ability to select this person because we do not have an active ETS employee accessible to you.
  • When the Remote Agent completes Section 2, their address will be listed as an ETS address because the Remote Agent has agreed to complete this process on our behalf.

Why hasn't my Remote Agent received the email to complete Section 2?

Some email servers mark the email as spam due to the content of the communication. Please have your Remote Agent check their spam or junk mail folder for the following email address: If your Remote Agent is unable to locate the email in their inbox or spam folders, please email for assistance.