I understand getting a high score on an ap test means you can get some college credit, but how much does it affect your application? Do I really need to submit my scores to the schools I'm applying to especially top schools?
While colleges care a lot about how many AP classes an applicant takes, AP scores barely matter at all for admissions. There’s no need to submit an official score report, though you can always self-report any scores you’d like to share (usually anything 3+ or 4+ for top universities).
So colleges care about your GPA and rigor of courses AP courses and a A in it are tremendous on n application especially if you have like 10 of them throughout highschool but to piggyback off of Dlong it mostly gives you credit towards gen ed classes before you start your major so you might graduate in 3 years or 3 and a half.
The only way I can see it dramatically helping is if X college is deciding between you and Person Y you have the same rigor gpa ECs but you have a 5 on AP he has a 4 and if they can admit one person they would pick you assuming everything else is equal
Not really. AP scores are most helpful in reducing the time between you taking your gen-ed courses and you actually studying your major. So if you do really good on every single AP test, and the schools you've applied to accept those scores, then you can the reduce the time you need to be in your undergrad program, because you have credit to not take those courses your freshman year of college. I really hope this helps!!
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