Sending AP Scores

To get college credit or placement for your AP scores, you have to request that we send an official AP score report to the college.

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Use your free score send by June 20.

You can send your scores for free to one recipient every year that you take AP Exams. Make sure to take advantage of your free score send before the June 20 deadline.

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You can send scores online anytime for a fee.

You can order as many score reports as you need online after scores are released.

Score reports include both this year's and past AP Exam scores.

Your score report includes all your scores from all the AP Exams you took in the past. Your entire score history will be sent to your designated college, university, or scholarship program unless you choose to withhold or cancel any of your scores.

You should check college deadlines.

If you’re a senior entering college in the fall, check your college’s deadline for getting AP scores. We encourage you to send scores as soon as possible to make sure they’re received in time.

You can look up past AP Exam dates.

You can look up exam dates for the past five years if you need to know when you took an AP Exam.

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Thu, Jun 20, 2024

11:59 PM ET

Deadline to Indicate Your Free Score-Send Recipient

This is the deadline to choose the college, university, or scholarship program you want to send your 2024 AP score report to for free. You can send one score report for free every year that you take AP Exams.

FAQ

Who receives my scores?

You, the college, university, or scholarship program you designated using your free score send, and educators in your school and district, including your AP teachers, will automatically receive your scores once they’re released. You can also submit an online order to send your scores to additional colleges and universities for a fee. Your parents don’t have access to your scores, unless you’ve given them your College Board account login information. 

If your school, district, or state partners with other educational organizations, your scores and/or personally identifying information may be shared with those specific educational organizations. To find out whether your scores will be shared with any of these organizations, ask your school. 

If you’re a resident of the state of Kentucky, your AP Exam scores will automatically be sent to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). If you don’t want your scores sent to KHEAA, send us a request. Your request must be received by June 15 of the year you took the exam. Write to: AP Program, Educational Testing Service, 1425 Lower Ferry Road, 29Q, Ewing, NJ 08618. Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, date of birth, gender, eight-digit AP ID, and your six-digit high school code number. 

Score reports include both this year’s and past AP Exam scores, along with 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.    

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When will my college(s) receive my scores?

When you designate a college or university using your free score send by the June 20 deadline, your scores should be received by early July. 

If you order additional score reports for a fee, the delivery dates depend on whether you choose standard or rush delivery, and when you place your order: 

  • Standard: Your scores will be delivered to your designated score recipient in 7–14 days. The exact number of days depends on when you submit your request and the location of your score recipient. The fee is $15 per report. 
  • Rush: Your scores will be delivered to your designated score recipient in 5–9 days. The exact number of days depends on when you submit your request and the location of your score recipient. The fee is $25 per report. 

Please note these exceptions in June and July: 

  • If you order score reports between June 19, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. and July 11, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. ET, your order won’t be processed until July 11—but it will then be treated as a rush order, and you’ll only be charged the standard fee of $15. 

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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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Should I send scores to colleges before my senior year?

If you’re taking AP Exams as a junior or sophomore and you know you’ll be applying to a specific college, we suggest you use your one free score send to designate that college as a score recipient. You have until the June 20 deadline to use your free score send online. You can also request additional score sends online for a fee.

If you’re a senior entering college in the fall, check your college’s deadline for getting AP scores. We encourage you to send scores as soon as they’re available to make sure they’re received in time.

Remember that if you take an AP Exam in your senior year and designate a college to receive your scores, that college will receive your entire score report from all AP Exams you’ve taken throughout high school unless you have requested score(s) to be withheld or canceled.

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Which browsers work best for creating a College Board account, joining my class section in My AP, using the AP Classroom resources, and viewing and sending scores?

We recommend using the latest version of Chrome or Safari. The latest versions of Firefox and Edge are also supported. 

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I can’t remember which college I designated to receive my scores. How can I find out?

After scores are released, sign in to our AP student score reporting portal using your College Board login information. Your account contains your full AP score send order history, whether the request was made online, by mail or fax, or through a customer service representative. Your past score send orders will be listed by college or university, and by order date. You can also find details such as delivery status and included scores. Learn how to view your AP scores.

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I sent my scores last year. Do I need to send them again to the same college?

If you haven’t taken any AP Exams since you sent your last official AP score report, then you probably don’t need to send your scores again.

You can see a history of all AP scores you’ve sent to colleges, universities, and scholarship programs by signing in to our AP student score reporting system and choosing to view Past Score SendsLearn how to view your AP scores.

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I’m a college student and plan to transfer to a different college. How can I transfer the credits that I earned from my AP Exam scores from my old college to my new college?

First check with the admissions office at your new college to find out its AP credit policy and deadlines for receiving scores.

If your new college will grant credit for your AP scores, you should send your scores through our score reporting system. There’s no way to transfer credits directly from one college to another.

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Will my previous scores be included in my score report?

Yes. Your score report includes all your scores from all the AP Exams you took in the past. Your entire score history will be sent to your designated college, university, or scholarship program unless you choose to withhold or cancel any of your scores. 

When you look at your online score report, check that it’s complete. Some scores may take longer to process because of later testing dates or other circumstances (e.g., late arrival of testing materials or extra time needed to match records). We’ll email you when your score is added to your score report. 

If you notice that exams that you took last year or earlier are missing, it might be because you have multiple accounts. To resolve a multiple account issue, contact AP Services for Students. During score release in July, AP Services for Students will have longer than usual response times. 

If you took your last AP Exam before 2018, your AP scores are no longer viewable in our online score reporting system. They have been archived and can only be sent to a college, university or scholarship program through a request made via mail or fax. 

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I can't find the college or university I would like to send my scores to through the online search when ordering additional score reports. What can I do?

Make sure to spell out the full name of the college or university you’re searching for and avoid using any abbreviations. For example, type in “University of Michigan” instead of “UMICH.” You may also use the college code to search for a college or university when ordering additional score reports online. You can contact the admissions office of the college or university you’re searching for to confirm the school's college code. 

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How do I stop a score from appearing on my score report?

The AP Program allows you to cancel your AP Exam scores. When you request cancellation, your exam won’t be scored, and if it has already been scored, the score will be permanently deleted from our records. Once a score is canceled, it can’t be reinstated. There’s no fee for this service, but your exam fee is not refunded. Archived scores can’t be canceled.

Scores can be canceled at any time, but for scores not to be sent to the college or university you designated using your free score send, AP Services for Students must receive your request by June 15 of the year you took the AP Exam.

Another option is to choose to withhold one or more AP Exam scores from any college or scholarship program that you choose as a score recipient. The score will be withheld from any future score reports sent to that college or scholarship program. Unlike a cancellation request, a request to withhold a score does not permanently delete your score. The fee to withhold a score is $10 per score per college, which does not include the cost to send your score report to the designated institution.

You may later remove the withhold by sending AP Services a signed written request. There is no charge to remove a withhold on a score.

For scores to be withheld from the college or university you designated using your free score send, AP Services for Students must receive your request and payment by June 15 of the year you took the AP Exam.

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I submitted a request to withhold my score from a specific college or university. When will the request be processed?

Your withhold request will be processed within 15 business days of receipt. Please allow for delays, especially if you are mailing from overseas. Once processed, you will see the withhold reflected on your online AP score report. If you had requested a score report to be sent to a college or university on the same form, please allow for the estimated delivery time depending on the delivery option selected. College Board can’t confirm if and when your score report is received by your designated institution. Contact your college or university directly to confirm they received your scores.

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I submitted a request to cancel a score. When can I expect to see the request processed?

Your cancellation request will be processed within 15 business days of receipt. Please allow for delays, especially if you are mailing from overseas. Once processed, you will see the cancellation reflected on your online AP score report.

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Do colleges look at AP Exam scores when deciding whether to admit an applicant?

Check the admissions websites of the colleges that interest you to see if sending your official scores will help support your application. In general, colleges want to see that you’re taking the most rigorous coursework available to you. By enrolling in AP courses, you demonstrate that you’re interested in challenging yourself and learning at a college level.

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If I don't get a good score on an AP Exam, will it hurt my chances for college admission?

When making admission decisions, colleges consider many more factors than just exam scores, including the strength of your coursework and your GPA in rigorous courses. By enrolling in AP courses, you demonstrate that you are interested in challenging yourself and learning at a college level. Taking AP Exams shows colleges you’re willing to work hard and complete college-level work, regardless of your score.

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How will I know if my college received my scores?

If your college has given you a personal online account, you may be able to sign in to that site and see whether your scores have arrived. Otherwise, you can contact your college’s admission office and ask.

The AP score reporting system shows you what date your scores were sent to each institution, but it won’t tell you when the scores arrived. The exact amount of time it takes for a college to receive your scores depends on when you submit your request and the location of your score recipient.

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