Due to the current circumstances, I’m nervous that I didn’t do as well with AP testing this year as I hoped. Do colleges (I plan on applying to state schools) consider your AP scores when making their decisions? If so, what could I do to make myself a stronger applicant and increase my chances of acceptance?
Hi! Don't worry about AP scores! You can choose which scores that you want to send to colleges (if any at all). You do not need to submit your AP scores if you do not want to, but if you scored very well in a subject you're interested in it would be best for you to send it in along with your application. If you do not submit any scores that is perfectly fine! If you feel that the absence of AP scores is bad, you can balance it out with a good SAT, SAT Subject, or ACT score. Don't fret. You got this!
So from my understanding the AP scores themselves are rarely used in the application proceeds except for merit scholarships and programs even then rarely but can be used as a “tiebreaker” if you are borderline. But really what the scores are used for is granting the gen ed education requirements the large lecture classes everyone takes like English 9 in high school so AP scores are useful for tuition reduction and other costs but play a very small role in it.
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