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• 04/28/2020 at 12:38PM

Will AP Score verification affect my enrollment?

I recently applied to a few schools for transfer and on the application it asked "Do you wish to report any AP Scores?" I've taken 5 AP Exams, and I didn't do as well as most applicants probably do. I passed all except 1, but I only liked my scores for two of them so those are the ones I reported. If by chance I get accepted and have to send my scores for verification, will they nullify my acceptance after seeing my other 3 AP scores?

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2 answers

• 04/28/2020 at 03:59PM

I don't believe they'll nullify an acceptance over that.

In general, there's nothing wrong with reporting AP Scores, even failing ones. Colleges appreciate the effort and would have improved your odds. Now that you're in, even the failure shouldn't change much since it's (at worst) a neutral.

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@irhemij04/30/2020 at 02:32PM

I applied for very competitive schools, does that apply for their admissions as well?

@gregccraw04/30/2020 at 03:35PM

@irhemij That I'm not sure on. I was mostly basing my comment on UCs, if that's what you're talking about. Sorry if I can't be more helpful.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@irhemij05/01/2020 at 03:01PM

No worries! Your answers were helpful, thank you!

• 04/28/2020 at 05:00PM

As long as you didn't *falsely* report any scores—i.e. the ones you did report were correct—you shouldn't have a problem. Reporting AP scores is optional basically everywhere and applicants are free to omit scores they don't want to report (it's even in the wording of the question you quoted here). AP scores really don't play much of a role in the admissions process anyway; they're mainly useful for placing out of courses once you're at college.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@irhemij04/30/2020 at 02:31PM

I correctly reported them. I'm just worried because I read online that omitting scores is seen as dishonesty. Additionally, I did very well in the respective AP classes, but not on the exams, possibly giving off the impression that my AP classes were not rigorous and therefore giving less meaning to my high GPA.

04/30/2020 at 03:46PM

You don't need to worry then. That won't be seen as dishonest; reporting AP scores is fully and entirely optional and plenty of people only report their strongest ones. Despite what a lot of people think, AP scores do not matter for admissions—schools care way more about how you do in the classes themselves, because they think a full-year class is a better gauge of your academic abilities than one three-hour exam. Even ultra-competitive schools operate that way.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@irhemij05/01/2020 at 03:00PM

I see! Thank you so much