Although this year AP tests were “non-traditional”, many colleges have said that they will still award AP credit (see this list by Prompt). AP scores will be available online beginning July 15. Scores are released over several days based on the state in which you tested. View the date and location schedule, and your scores, on the College Board website.
What is the AP exam score scale?
There is no “pass” or “fail” on the AP tests. It’s important to understand the definitions of the AP scores.
5 = extremely well-qualified | Many universities award college credit
4 = well-qualified | Some universities award college credit
3 = qualified | Some universities award college credit
2 = possibly qualified | No college credit awarded
1 = no recommendation | No college credit awarded
Sending Your Scores to Your College
Be sure you send your scores to the college you are attending in the fall. The college needs your official AP scores to award you any college credit. Additionally, your college may use these scores for placement purposes. Even if you do not receive credit, it’s important to send your official score report. Check with your college to confirm their policy on awarding AP credit. You can also find those policies on the AP Credit Policy Search site. You may also hear this information from your advisor at orientation or see your college credits on your school’s student web portal.
What if you have other scores?
Go to www.apscore.org to view scores on tests you took in previous years.
What if you have other questions about AP scores?
You can contact the CollegeBoard directly for AP questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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