What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Is it wise to report all my AP scores on the Common App, or just the high ones?

Hey everyone, I'm a bit tense about whether to report all my AP test scores on the Common App or just the higher ones. Some of them aren't exactly where I want them to be. Will colleges care if I omit the lower scores, or should I just throw them all in?

7 months ago

Hello there, it's completely understandable to feel a bit anxious about reporting AP scores. While it's true that colleges are most interested in the AP courses you have taken and the grades you've received, some students choose to report their AP scores to demonstrate proficiency in those subject areas. Typically, if you have scores of 4s and 5s, it's definitely advantageous to report them. For scores of 3, it's more of a gray area, and you might consider the selectivity of the colleges you are applying to and whether the subject is related to your intended major. Scores below 3 are often not reported since they may not add to the strength of your application. Remember, colleges will not penalize you for omitting lower scores, especially since they understand that everyone has areas of greater and lesser strength. If you decide to report only your highest scores, it can help you present the strongest possible profile to admissions committees. In any case, the actual AP scores are not as crucial as having challenged yourself with a rigorous course load and performing well academically. Good luck with your application!

7 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.