5 months ago
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AP exams

I am an international student and I took 3 APs(self studied) this year and i f ed up in CSA exam and got a 3 which still gives me the ap scholar award but isn't good in my profile which is based around on cs. Should I with hold my score and will withholding score cancel the AP award?(I'm applying to t25 schools)


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5 months ago

Your AP scores have very minimal impact on your application. If you got a good grade in your AP CS class then you could withhold it. Personally I think if your application is based around CS and you don't submit your AP score I think AOs will be able to figure out why fairly easily. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I think at this point you don't have any alternative option but to submit your score. According to the CollegeBoard site you needed to submit your request to withhold your score by June 15th: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/score-reporting-services/withhold-scores

I know that's probably not what you wanted to hear but try not to stress about it. It's going to make basically no impact on your chances. Also, just so you know, if you were withholding your score it WOULD NOT cancel the AP award. Just because you withhold a score from a school doesn't remove the fact that you still took the test and scored a 3 so your award would remain.


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