In order to get started you will need to create a login. Total Registration will send you an email with an activation link. Following the link will allow you to activate your login.
Once your login is activated you will need to set-up your school, secondary users will not need to do this as they primary user will have already done this. Schools are set-up by logging in and "Activating" your school. In order to activate your school you will use several drop-downs to locate your school. TR is using data from the College Board. If you cannot find your school, please look in surrounding cities or make sure your city does not exist in an abbreviated form as well. If you are still having trouble, please contact TR by creating a support ticket.
Configure Registration Site
Now that your school has been created, you can begin configuring your registration site, AP Exam Service => Configure AP Registration. There are two ways to proceed with configuring your registration site. You can use the Configuration Interview or complete each step separately.
- Configuration Interview: TR encourages schools configuring their registration site the first time to use the Configuration Interview as it will walk you through the entire process, beginning to end. You may leave the interview at any time. When you return it will begin at the beginning, but can click "Save" to get to the page you left off on.
- Configuring each piece separately: Users can access each part of the configuration process. TR recommends this for users who are editing their configuration and are familiar with the process. All parts will need to be completed before the registration site can be activated.
If you need help on any page there are often knowledge base items that can be accessed from the at the top of the page. Many items contain more information that is accessed by placing your cursor on the (info icon) which will expand with more details.
If you used Total Registration last year, some of your data will be transferred, e.g. teachers. Some information is not transferred but last year's info can be viewed, e.g. directions/text for various pages, while other information can be copied from the previous year and edited, e.g. all the exams. Please read all the directions on each page as you will be notified when there are utilities to save you time.
After completing the configuration, users must run the Configuration Check. This utility will check your configuration for errors. If any errors are reported, they need to be remedied and the Configuration Check will need to be run again. After the Configuration Check runs without errors the registration site will be active. Registration, however, will not be open until the date and time you specified.
Adding Additional Users
TR has made it easy for the primary user (first user for a school) to add additional users and manage existing users. This can be done at Account => Manage/Add Users. All users will have access to all the information, so we encourage users to use discretion when creating users. Teachers do not need to be added as users as they will all have their own login that allows them limited access.
Testing Your Registration Site
It is very important that schools register some "test" students to verify that the registration site is configured the way they desire. This can be done by using AP Exam Service => Registration Site Addresses => Address to Test Registration. Using the test link places the registrations in "test mode", allowing them to be easily removed at the click of a button. The Test Registration site also bypasses the date checking, allowing schools to test their registration site even when it is inaccessible to students.