Should I report my AP Lang Score of 3 for top tier colleges?
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You can choose not to report specific AP scores thru Common APP or pay college board $10 to hide certain scores. It’s up to you but no I wouldn’t send it unless you’re not applying to competitive colleges. I assume you are, though, and a 3 won’t look very good if you choose to submit it. I wouldn’t.
edit just saw you wrote top tier in the question whoops
I would take the decision based on which major you are applying in that top tier college. If it is mainly humanities, AP Lang would be an important part, maybe don't report it. If you are mainly intrested in STEM, your 3 would simply demonstrate a well-rounded student. It really depends.
Since AP Lang is on your transcript already shows you attempted to take the most rigorous class offered in English I think that is good enough. BTW, I'm assuming you got a decent grade in AP Lang like a B or A. Getting a 3 and reporting it doesn't help your narrative at a top tier school. Showing a 4 or 5 supports that. I would just report the 2-4s you received already. Do top tier colleges even give out college credit for a 3? I wasn't aware of that. I thought most Ivys expect a 5 and near Ivys like a 4 or 5. Good Luck.
Do the schools give any awards such as credit or placement for 3s. If so report it as it can shave 3 hours off tuition.
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