a year ago
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AP Scholar with Honor Award

I took 4 AP tests this past May (2020), and due to my scores (3,3,4,5), I earned the "AP Scholar with Honor Award." Is this award hard to get, or is it equivalent to a "participation" award? Should I bother to include it in my application?


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a year ago

Here's a link to a CollegeBoard PDF file that shows a spreadsheet of how many awards they gave out per type per grade per state.

In my State, there were 400 AP Scholar with Honors and 400 AP Scholars with Distinction for 11th Grade. I think that's pretty good to put on your application. But if you have better awards, use them instead.


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a year ago

I wouldn't say the award is extremely hard to get, but I also wouldn't put it at the same level as a participation award. Assuming you're submitting AP scores, the admissions counselor will also likely already know that you got it as well. Ultimately, it's up to you, but I'd say if you already can strongly fill out the honors section without it, then go for it. On the other hand, if you have extra space in the honors section, then go for it.


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