AP Awards & Recognitions

You may be able to earn awards and recognitions for your achievements in AP.

See If You Earned an AP Award

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Keep in Mind

You can earn accolades.

AP awards and recognitions are academic distinctions that you can include on your résumé and college applications.

You can share your achievements.

Most AP awards are listed in AP score reports, and students who earn one can view and print it from their online account. Awards are also included in any AP score report sent to colleges.

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Students can earn AP Scholar Awards through their performance on AP Exams. Some schools offer programs through which students can earn these other distinctions: AP Capstone awards, the AP with WE Service recognition, and the AP + PLTW student recognition.

FAQs

If you’ve earned one or more AP Scholar award, AP Capstone award, or AP with WE Service Recognition this year, they will be listed on your score report starting mid-July. You will receive an awards notification by email. AP + Project Lead The Way Student Achievements are also awarded once a year in the fall.

Just send colleges your official AP score report. Awards are listed on any AP score report that is sent to colleges after the award has been granted.

If you previously earned an award that is no longer offered, it will still appear on your official AP score report and will be listed on any score report that you send to colleges.

State AP Scholar

Granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.

DoDEA AP Scholar

Granted to the one male and one female student attending Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools with the highest average score on the greatest number of AP Exams. The minimum requirement is a score of 3 or higher on three exams.

International AP Scholar

Granted to the one male and one female student attending a school outside the United States and Canada that is not a DoDEA school with the highest average score on the greatest number of AP Exams. The minimum requirement is a score of 3 or higher on three exams.

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