should I send in my AP scores while international?Answered
I am applying as an international student. My school obviously does not offer AP courses, but I have attended one online in my free time. I got 5 on the exam. But from an outside perspective it looks as if I only have had one AP course because I cannot really express the circumstances while only sending in scores. Should I even bother with sending the scores?
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Yes! I was in a similar situation and sent it! What happens is that it won't look as if you had the chance of taking more AP courses since in the report your counsellor sends from your school it will indicate all classes offered, including that there are 0 AP classes offered at your school. This means that you are going beyond in academics and shows independent learning. It can only help your application.
So usally AP test scores aren’t at all useful in the college admissions process but as it self study that is definitely impressive.
As essay man said try asking your counselor if you can get it listed on your transcript preferably with a not saying self study.
But more to the point if your school has no AP classes the college admissions officer will likely know that (your counselor should include it) so having no APs when no APs are offered essentially nullifies the importance of APs but with a AP test it improves your rigor so definitely mention it.
Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!
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