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Colleges that only accept 5's on AP tests?

Hi! I've taken a few AP exams, and I'm wondering if there are any colleges that are super selective and only consider AP scores of 5 for credit? Any info would be appreciated!

6 months ago

Hi there! While it's true that some colleges have higher standards for accepting AP scores and granting credit, it's quite rare to find schools that strictly require a 5 on AP exams for credit. Most colleges have a range of acceptance for AP scores depending on the subject, with some accepting scores of 3 or higher, and others only accepting 4's and 5's.

Additionally, it's important to remember that AP scores generally don't play a significant role in the admissions process. The courses you take and the grades you receive in them are what matter, as they showcase your academic rigor. Therefore, while getting a high score on an AP exam may help you earn college credit, it won't necessarily impact your chances of getting accepted.

That being said, you can usually find a college's AP credit policy on their website or by reaching out to the admissions office. Policies often vary from one school to another, and even from one department to another within a single institution, so it's always a good idea to research the specific schools you're interested in.

6 months ago

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