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Do Ivy League schools consider AP score 4 as good?

Hi everyone, I've taken a few AP classes, and I'm mostly getting 5s, but I got a 4 in one of them. Do Ivy League schools see a 4 as a good score, or should I be worried? If they prefer all 5s, should I retake the exam or will my 4 be acceptable?

9 months ago

Hi there! Firstly, congratulations on your strong performance in your AP classes. You should be proud of your achievements. Regarding your question, while Ivy League schools appreciate students who score a 5 on their AP exams, receiving a 4 on one exam will not significantly hurt you in the admissions process. These schools consider a 4 to be a passing score, showing a solid grasp of the subject matter.

Retaking an exam is a personal decision, but if the rest of your application is strong and well-rounded, there may not be any need to retake it. Ivy League schools value a holistic review, meaning that they look at your entire profile, including course rigor, extracurricular activities, personal essays, and recommendations, not just your test scores. Keep focusing on maintaining a strong overall application, and best of luck in your college admissions journey!

9 months ago

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