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Frequently Asked Questions About the AP® Reader Application Process


I have 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 receive an approval letter with further instructions. Once you sign your offer letter, you will receive access to the Onboarding Portal to begin the onboarding process. In the Onboarding Portal, you can review your profile and complete the 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 an AP Reader scoring position?

Please include a current resume and teaching syllabus or course audit approved letter from the College Board®.

  • Resume — Highlight your most recent teaching experience and list in chronological order.
  • Syllabus — Include 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 outlining learning objectives but must have a regular schedule of assignments and assessments.
  • If you’re a Course Audit Approved (CAA) high school teacher with a College Board course authorization letter, you can submit this letter, in lieu of the syllabus, to complete the application process.

Please complete the prescreening questions contained within the application in their 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, CAA letter for high school teacher, or course syllabus (including instructor name, contact information and the regular schedule of assignments and assessments), along with your response to the questions has been completed. Please check to confirm that all the steps are complete.
  • Upon passing the first level of review by the AP Recruiter, the Chief Reader then reviews your application, as applicable by subject.
  • You will receive an approval letter from outlining the next steps if your application is approved.

What is the status of my AP Reader application?

Submitting the AP Reader application is a multi-step process and applications will only be processed after all the sections have been completed.

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 (Equal Employment Opportunity)
  7. Disclaimer


Upon completion, under (B) Programs select “Find A Program” to locate open job positions, and then click “Apply” to continue to that specific application.

Completed applications are processed in the order they are received. In some subjects, the Reader pool is large, and the review time may take up to 4 weeks.

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

When can I expect to hear if 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 4 weeks to complete. After this time, approved Readers will receive an offer letter 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 not be 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.
  • You are an AP Coordinator.
  • You are a high school teacher retired from teaching an AP subject.

We encourage you to 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 paperwork, our Human Resources Onboarding Team will contact you for the collection 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 onboarding paperwork, including Form I-9?

New Reader: When all of your paperwork has been received and processed by the Human Resources Onboarding team, you will receive two final emails from with your username and password. You will be granted access to the "Profile & Payroll" Employee Self Service Portal. Within this Portal you can review and update your information.

Existing Reader: If you recently scored or currently score for ETS, you were previously issued your username and password. Visit the ETS Raters and Scoring Professionals page using the following link: Then select “Profile & Payroll” to access the Employee Self Service Portal. You may use the “Forgot Username” and/or “Forgot Password” option to retrieve your credentials.

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 event?

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 event 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. Active Readers remain eligible to be invited.

I am an existing Reader and would like to switch from my current AP subject. What should 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 Portal. 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 reapply to the newly selected subject.

Note: Current AP Calculus or AP Statistics Readers who are interested in switching to AP Precalculus, please contact

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

The Employee Self Service Portal is an online tool, allowing employees the ability to update records on their own. Please access the Portal 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 & Payroll” tab will lead you to an “ETS Sign In” page. After you sign in, click on the “ETS Rater Personal Information” tab, to update your personal information and “ETS Payroll and Compensation” tab for payroll updates.

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-time 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 or contact

Can I score outside of the United States?

No, scoring outside of the United States is not permitted. All Readers hired and invited to participate in online scoring session must reside and 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 this position. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States.

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

  • It is important you do not create another profile by using a different email address. If you have previously submitted an application, or previously worked for ETS you should use the email address on file to access your original account. You may contact for application assistance to access your original profile.
  • Resume your AP Reader application. Log in using your username and password.
  • For additional help, click on the LiveChat® option located at the bottom of the page on the right side of the application page.
  • 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, an Equifax® company, is our third-party vendor used to support completion of the Form I-9 document 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 Onboarding Documents and Employment Eligibility Form (Form I-9). Can you please confirm receipt?

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

If you feel this communication may 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.

Please consider the following steps before completion:

  • After completing Section 1, you should have received an email including Section 2 instructions. Click on the link and add your Remote Agent's contact information. Email if you did not receive this email.
  • Once the above step is completed, your Remote Agent will receive an email with an access code to complete Section 2 of your Form I-9. Please be ready to meet with your Remote Agent, present your original document(s) and complete Section 2.

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. Your Remote Agent must have a valid email address.
  • ETS, as the remote employer, cannot be in your presence and examine the documents. Therefore, we ask that someone does so on our behalf. We grant you the ability to select this person because we do not have an ETS employee accessible to you.
  • When the Remote Agent completes Section 2, their business address on the form 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?

  • Please confirm that the email address you entered for your Remote Agent is correct.
  • 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, for assistance please email