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College Board CI: Setting Up Your Collaborative AP Course

Intended Audience: Collaborative Instructors
This article pertains to courses taught by local teachers as part of a collaborative partnership.


This article aims to guide Collaborative Instructors through the process of establishing their Collaborative AP Courses with the College Board, including the AP Course Audit procedure. It's important to note that the information provided here does not apply to AP courses taught by Michigan Virtual instructors. AP courses offered through a Collaborative Partnership will be associated with the local school in all aspects, as perceived by the College Board. While Michigan Virtual provides the course content, the complete setup of the Collaborative AP course becomes the responsibility of the local school.

For those instructing a Collaborative AP course for the first time, it is essential to contact the local school's AP Coordinator. Approval of the submitted audit and serving as the contact person for AP Exam registrations and student inquiries will be the responsibilities of this individual. Authorization of the course by the College Board is imperative to classify it as an AP course, and this is facilitated through the AP Course Audit process.

Follow instructions below to set up the Collaborative AP course.


  1. To complete an AP Course Audit, go to the AP Course Audit website.
  2. Next, tap Sign In or Create an Account.
    The College Board AP website is shown with an arrow pointing to the Sign in to or create your ap course audit option.
  3. When entering information in the "Professional Information" section, type the local school for the question "Where do you work?"
    Do NOT use Michigan Virtual! Typing Michigan Virtual in this field will cause your audit to be rejected.
  4. Then fill out and submit the subject-specific AP Course Audit form online. 
    • The individual's local AP Coordinator or school administrator must approve the audit request before they can proceed to submit documentation and before the College Board will review the course.
    • Once the local school has approved the AP Course Audit request, the individual must submit documentation showing the understanding of the course.
    • Click Submit Course Document.
    • Next, for the Select a submission type step, it is suggested that the individual follow the applicable procedure below, based on the course vendor. To do this, verify the vendor of the Collaborative AP course here.
      • For all Michigan Virtual AP courses, a complementary copy of the syllabus prepared for the College Board will be provided within the “Instructors Only” folder in the course. Contact our Customer Care Center for any syllabus-related assistance needed and be sure to identify as a Collaborative Instructor. If the Michigan Virtual syllabus is being utilized, choose Submit New or Revised Syllabus and upload the syllabus document. Please note that you will be responsible for making any requested revisions from the Collage Board.
      • For all FlexPoint Education (formerly FLVS Global) AP courses:
        1. Choose Adopt Unit Guides or a Sample Syllabus.
        2. Select the Unit Guides for the course and download as directed.
        3. Click Submit to complete your submission.
      • If the individual is returning to teach a previously authorized Collaborative AP Course, they will not be required to resubmit a new Course Audit Request however, the local AP Coordinator or Administrator must renew the course every year.
      • Once the AP Course has been authorized, either the individual or their local AP Coordinator can create an AP classroom section, giving access to practice exams, formative assessments, etc.

AP Course Audits for Teachers

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