AP Scores Early?Answered
You know what time it is...AP Score Release time!! Gosh, it's such a stressful week. I'm a very impatient person and my state is the last group to receive to get their scores, which really frustrates me. I did some research to see if there was any way that I could get these scores early and I found three things.
I could use a VPN and log into my College Board account on my phone;
I could change the time zone settings of my computer to "trick" it into thinking it is in one of the states that have released scores; or
I can use this website I found called earlyscore.com that apparently uses a proxy to log into my account with a location where the score has been released.
They all seem very promising and I am so tempted to use this later on this week. My question is, is it possible for College Board to find out and invalidate my scores because I peeked early? Especially with COVID and the trouble with AP tests in May, I feel that they may try to crack down on the rules a little bit more. Is there a rule stating that we're not allowed to view our scores early? Also, has anyone used earlyscore.com? Is it accurate? Is it legitimate?
Thanks so much in advance! :)
You waited 8 weeks already so what's the hurry? It's not like you can do anything with the scores like submit them early? You can't. I never understood kids who wanted to open their birthday presents before their birthday. Chill my friend, plus you might send a red flag to the college board.
Just don't. You've already waited for nearly all the way; it's not worth the risk. The day will come anyway. Be glad you're not me or one of the many students like me who encountered issues in the first testing window, had to keep studying for a month, test during the makeup window and wait until August to receive scores.
So I have used earlyscores twice in the past and both times it was 100% accurate but there was really no major benefit. With that being said, nothing happened in regards to College Board possibly finding out I accessed my scores early and nothing happened to my friends who did the same but this year is very different from the rest. I considered using early scores once again this year, as my state releases scores on the last day too but in the end I've decided not to. There's no difference between your score on the 15th and the 17th so it's in your best interest to wait if you're already having doubts. Hope this helps!
Dude don’t do it. Collegeboard is a master at finding people who try to cheat/hack the system and you don’t want to jeopardize anything. CB already said any tampering with AP exams/scores can get you disqualified from taking future AP/SAT exams as well as put you on a “bad-list” or “blacklist” for colleges. Just wait the extra four days; finding out early is not gonna change your score. Your exam has probably been graded for a month at this point.
So in regards to CB rule about accessing scores I’d say there is definitely a chance and isn’t worth the risk as I believe but am not certain CB, is policing more.
Also if you pass with a 3 (in some cases) a 4 or 5 that will on average get you 3 credit hours for that specific test. The average tuition is 450-600 an hour and if half is covered by aid you have to pay 775-900 dollars just for that class and if your black listed/banned you can’t take additional exams so it isn’t worth it and as my comment says you don’t gain anything from peeking.
I haven't used it personally because the idea made me anxious and it didn't feel worth the risk (I'd already spend months waiting, what's another week?). That said, I was nervous for my friends when they mentioned using earlyscores, and I began scouring the internet for any indication that the College Board was able to crack down on it. I was unable to find a single instance of someone's scores being invalidated because they used earlyscores or a VPN. For me, it wasn't worth it, but I'm giving you the information I have (which maybe isn't all that's out there). Do with this what you will.