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How do colleges view AP exam scores in the admissions process?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior and I've taken a few AP exams. I'm wondering how colleges consider AP scores during the admissions process. Are they a significant factor or more of a bonus? Thanks for any insight!

9 months ago

Hello! Great question. From my experience with my own child going through the college admissions process, AP exam scores can be beneficial, but they're not the main factor in determining acceptance. Colleges usually place more importance on your overall GPA, course rigor, extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation. However, having good AP exam scores can still help showcase your academic abilities and your willingness to challenge yourself in more difficult courses. AP exams are more beneficial after you are admitted as some schools will give you credit for high AP scores.

In summary, while AP exam scores are not the most crucial part of your application, they can certainly give you a bit of an edge and provide additional opportunities once you're accepted. Best of luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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