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Implications of scoring a 2 on an AP exam?

I'm a little stressed out thinking about AP scores. If I end up with a 2 on one of my AP exams, is it a big deal? How bad does it look on my college applications, and can it be offset by strong performances elsewhere?

8 months ago

It's completely understandable to feel anxious about AP scores. However, it's good to remember that a single score is not definitive of your academic abilities. While a 2 is below the typical 'passing' score of 3, it's not the end of the world. Colleges do consider AP scores as one part of your application, but they don't carry the same weight as your GPA or SAT/ACT scores. If you excel in other areas of your application, such as your coursework, extracurricular activities, and personal statements, those can certainly help balance one lower AP exam score.

Moreover, you have the option not to report a score of 2 on your applications if you feel it doesn't reflect your true capabilities. If it's a subject that interests you, you might also consider retaking the exam next year, if you believe you can improve. Remember, your efforts in the class itself and what you learned have their own value, even if the test didn't go as planned. Focus on your overall academic journey and on the positives you can bring to your college applications.

8 months ago

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