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How do you get college credit for you AP scores?

I'm a rising high school senior and I took a total of 5 APs so far. I want to receive college credit for my scores so that I can save money as well as skip the introductory classes. However, I am confused on the process. When and how should I send my scores? #college #ap

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Arthur’s Answer

Hi Dilyara,
Unfortunately there is no one way to do this. Each college has their own method of translating AP credits into college credit; some colleges will accept them and put it on your transcript, some will limit the number of transfer credits you can get from AP tests, and some just won't accept them at all. Yet others will do a blended approach--Haverford accepts AP tests as "blank" credits that can be used towards graduation requirements, but that is separate from the placement, for which they have their own tests. The best way to find out how your college accepts AP credit is to visit your college's registrar's webpage and see if they have any information online. If not, try contacting your college's registrar, who should be able to tell you their policy about transferring AP tests into AP credits.

Thank you comment icon Thank you for your answer, Arthur. I tried taking as many APs as I could because I thought that they would ease the whole financial issue. I'm going to check whether my first choice college, Northeaster Uni, accepts AP scores right now. Even if the colleges don't accept my scores, the fact that I took advantage of challenging courses still goes into consideration when admissions officers look over my application, right? Dilyara
Thank you comment icon Hi Dilyara, Yes, the fact that you took those challenging courses does factor (positively) into how admissions officers look at your application. Of course, that should be backed up with strong performance in those classes on, if applicable, on the tests themselves, which you seem to have done. Congratulations and good luck! Arthur Chang
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Estelle’s Answer

Agree with above. I have four children that all went to four different universities. Each school had its own way of accepting AP scores and converting them into grades that went on the transcript or a pass/fail. Luckily all of the schools accepted the AP scores my kids submitted.
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Dilyara! The previous answers are great; I would advise to check with your guidance counselors as well; if you do well on the AP exam such as receive a 3 or above then the credits should transfer. I took an English Composition course through my high school and my credits transferred but they were a Pass or Fail, even though I received an A in high school both semesters.You can check the colleges as well and your guidance counselor should also have detailed information as well.

I wish you the best!
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