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Do colleges really care about AP scores?

Hey there! I'm wondering how much colleges actually care about AP scores. I've taken a few AP classes, but I'm not sure if it's worth it to send in my scores if they're not all 4s or 5s. Should I only send my best scores or all of them? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hello! I totally understand your concern about AP scores, as I went through the same thing with my own child not too long ago. While colleges do appreciate seeing AP classes on your transcript (it shows you challenged yourself academically), the actual AP scores themselves are not weighed as heavily in the admissions process as your GPA, course rigor, test scores, and extracurricular activities. That being said, good AP scores can still help bolster your application and demonstrate your mastery of the subjects. If you have a mix of scores, it's generally a good idea to send the 4s and 5s, as they are considered strong scores. However, if you feel that a 3 in a particular subject still reflects your abilities, you can include that as well. Ultimately, it's up to you and your comfort level with sharing your scores. Best of luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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