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AP scores: when are they released and what should I expect?

Hello! Anyone knows when the College Board releases AP scores? How does the scoring work, and should I be panicking if I don't hit a 5?

7 months ago

Hello there! AP scores are typically released by the College Board in July. You can check the specific release date for your location on the College Board's website. The scores range from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest, indicating that you are extremely well qualified in the subject, and 1 suggesting that no recommendation can be given for college credit or placement. Colleges usually consider a score of 3 or above as passing, though some more competitive schools might look for 4s and 5s.

It's natural to hope for a 5, but it's important to know that a score less than that isn't the end of the world. Many students do very well in college even if they've never scored a 5 on an AP exam. Also, remember that colleges are aware that these exams are challenging and look favorably upon the rigor of taking AP courses. As you await your scores, take comfort in the hard work you've already done. If you have any concerns or want to plan out how your scores might fit into your college plans, don't hesitate to reach out to your counselor – we're here to help!

7 months ago

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