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5 months ago
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Should I submit a 3 as an AP score?

So I took ap seminar my sophomore year and received a 3. I took AP Research (the next course in the capstone program) the following year and was able to get a 5. So I'm wondering if I should submit the 3 to my colleges. The rest of my ap scores are all 4s and 5s and I'm applying to T20s. I also received the AP Capstone diploma, which would indicate that I took and passed both the ap seminar and research exams. So by excluding the seminar exam, wouldn't AOs still know I got a passing but low score aka a 3?

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5 months ago

Scores of a 3 or lower are best left off of an application. Since the rest of your AP scores are 4's and 5's and you ultimately earned the AP Capstone diploma, one omitted score from a class earlier in your high school career likely won't raise eyebrows. The grade you earned in the course is also more significant than your exam score.

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5 months ago

I'd say it depends on the school. If you look at the school's website or search it there should be information about what AP scores they accept. Some only accept 4s or 5s. But since the AP Capstone diplomama says you passed the Ap seminar and research exams, I wouldn't send the 3. There is really no point since they're going to see you passed the course, so it doesn't really matter what exact score you got.

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5 months ago

Don't send the 3. AOs will probably figure that you didn't do great on it if they take the time to think about it BUT sending the 3 would draw the most attention to it. I got two 3s and a 5 and I am just sending the 5.

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