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Capstone Diploma's effect on college apps and any information on recieving the diploma?? Please and thanks :)


How do I show colleges that I am going for Capstone Diploma, where on college apps should I put it (ie:ApplyTexas which section) and how do I show that I will eventually be a candidate.


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As far as I understand you earn the Capstone Diploma by taking both AP Seminar and AP Research and passing the exam with a score of 3 or higher. All you really can do is list under additional info in transcript “AP Capstone Diploma Recipient” but colleges will know this once they see your reported AP scores. They’ll know that you’re going to be a candidate by seeing that you took AP Sem + AP Res and that you did well and got scores of 3+. It’s still an achievement but I don’t think it really counts as an award/super impressive EC. I would put it down but it probably won’t have much of a boost on your app since technically passing those AP exams is mandatory.