Do colleges care about AP scores?

Hi all! I was just wondering if colleges actually care about AP scores when they're reviewing applications. I've taken a few APs already, and I'm planning on taking a few more next year. Should I be worried if my scores aren't all 4s and 5s? Thanks in advance!

4 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're challenging yourself with AP courses. From my experience with my child's college application process, I can tell you that colleges do consider AP scores, but they're not the most critical factor. Colleges look at your application holistically, which means they'll be considering your grades, curriculum rigor, extracurricular activities, essays, and more. While getting 4s and 5s is undoubtedly impressive, don't be too worried if some of your scores are lower. As long as you show consistent effort, improvement, and dedication in your classes, you should be in good shape. It's also important to remember that AP scores can help you earn college credit, which can save you time and money in the long run. Keep working hard and good luck with your future applications!

4 months ago
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