How do I know if the course offered at my school is an approved AP course?

Any course that a school labels “AP” must receive authorization through a process called the AP Course Audit, which confirms teacher and school awareness of course scope through the curricular and resource requirements. 

All authorized courses are included in the AP Course Ledger—the official list of all AP courses—so colleges and universities can verify what they see on student transcripts. 

In cases where AP Course Audit curricular and/or resource requirements of authorized courses are not fulfilled by a school, parents, students, and educators can report such omissions by completing the AP Course Investigation form.