Why Become an AP Reader
Gain an in-depth understanding of the AP Exam so you can better assess your own students’ work.
In a survey, over 97% of returning High School AP Readers and over 71% of returning Higher Ed AP Readers said that they made changes to the way they teach or score work because of their experience at the AP Reading.
Join 18,000+ Educators
Exchange ideas and experiences with a global network of teachers, faculty, and AP Development Committee members.
Earn CEU Credits
Earn professional development hours and Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Score from Home
In 2021, AP Readers will score exams online, from home. Future AP Readings will offer a variety of onsite and at-home scoring opportunities.
All Readers receive compensation for their work during the Reading.
How to Apply
Complete the application to become an AP Reader. Applications are accepted year-round, but spots are limited. Invitations are sent February through May. Check out FAQs for more information.
Who can be an AP Reader?
AP Readers from colleges and universities must be active faculty members and have taught at least one semester of a comparable AP course — as described in the AP Course Description — within the past three years.
High School Teachers
Must be AP course authorized and currently teaching, with at least two years of experience teaching the course. Exception: teachers of a new AP course who demonstrate appropriate expertise.
2021 At-Home AP Reading Schedule
For 2021, all Reading participants will score student responses online from home. Future AP Readings will offer a variety of onsite and at-home scoring opportunities.
Pre-Readings will take place during the one to two weeks immediately prior to the Reading.
|AP Subject||2021 Reading Dates|
|Art and Design||June 8–14|
|Art History||June 11–17|
|Chinese Language and Culture||June 15–21|
|Comparative Government and Politics||June 11–17|
|Computer Science A||June 11–17|
|Computer Science Principles||June 8–14|
|English Language and Composition||June 11–17|
|English Literature and Composition||June 11–17|
|Environmental Science||June 11–17|
|European History||June 18–24|
|French Language and Culture||June 15–21|
|German Language and Culture||June 15–21|
|Human Geography||June 15–21|
|Italian Language and Culture||June 11–17|
|Japanese Language and Culture||June 8–14|
|Music Theory||June 11–17|
|Spanish Language and Culture||June 15–21|
|Spanish Literature and Culture||June 15–21|
|United States Government and Politics||June 15–21|
|United States History||June 18–24|
|World History: Modern||June 18–24|