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What if I score a 2 on my AP exam?

This might be kind of a dumb question, but I'm really curious. What does scoring a 2 on an AP exam mean for college admissions? Do you still get credit, or is it seen as a failing score? Quelling my nerves here, help a fellow junior out!

8 months ago

Hey there! There are no dumb questions when it comes to understanding AP scores and college admissions. I totally get why you might be worried. A score of 2 on an AP exam generally does not qualify you for college credit; most colleges award credit for scores of 3 and above, with the most selective institutions often requiring a 4 or 5. However, don't be too disheartened—a 2 doesn't mean you've failed in the eyes of admissions officers. Colleges understand that students challenge themselves with AP courses and exams, and not everyone will score at the top. They often look at the rigor of your coursework as well as the grades you received in those courses. Remember, your AP exam scores are just one small part of your application. If you did well in the AP class itself, that's still a strong indicator of your abilities and work ethic. If you haven't sent your scores to colleges yet, you have the option to withhold scores you're not happy with when you send your AP scores to colleges. In case this situation arises again, think about other ways you can strengthen your college applications, such as your personal statement, extracurricular activities, and recommendation letters. Keep your head up, you're doing great by taking on challenging courses!

8 months ago

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