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Understanding AP Exam Scores?

Hey everybody, I took an AP exam recently and was wondering about how the scoring system works. What does each AP score mean, and how important are they for college admissions? And will colleges see all of my AP scores or just the ones I choose to send?

7 months ago

Hey there! I'm happy to help. AP Exam scores range from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest possible score. Here's a general breakdown of the scores:

1 - No recommendation

2 - Possibly qualified

3 - Qualified

4 - Well qualified

5 - Extremely well qualified

In terms of college admissions, having a 4 or 5 generally shows that you have a strong grasp of the material. But it's worth noting that the AP courses you take and your grades in them are often more important than your AP scores, as they demonstrate your course rigor.

Regarding whether colleges see all your AP scores or not, many schools actually allow you to self-report test scores on your application. This means you can choose which scores you'd like to include. Official score reports are usually only required if you're accepted and decide to enroll. However, policies vary, so it's a good idea to check with the specific institutions you're applying to. Hope that helps!

7 months ago

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