When should I send scores to colleges?

It's easiest and most cost-effective to send your scores to a college using your free score send—you have until the June 20 deadline. If you decide to wait, you can send your scores online after June 20 for a $15 fee. In general, you should send your scores no later than July of your senior year of high school. If you're a senior entering college in the fall, check your college's deadline for getting AP scores. Some colleges won't accept AP scores after you have arrived on campus as a freshman. When you designate a college/university to receive your scores, they'll receive your entire score report from all AP Exams you've taken throughout high school unless you've requested scores be withheld or canceled.

Score reports also include certain demographic information about you and other information you provide during testing. Colleges, universities, and scholarship programs that you send your scores to may use your information to contact you about admissions and educational, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. We also share with your school and district the names of the organizations you choose to send your AP Exam scores to. 

If you took last AP Exam before 2018, your scores are archived. Archived scores are not viewable in our score reporting system and can only be sent to a college, university, or scholarship program through a request made via mail or fax.

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