Jul 1, 2011

2011 AP Scores are NOW Available

In case you have an extreme need to know, Advanced Placement (AP) scores are NOW available. For a measly $8, you can hear all your 2011 exam scores by using the automated Scores by Phone service.

The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-888-308-0013 (toll free in the US, US territories, and Canada). You will need to have your AP number (found in the Student Pack), social security number, date of birth, and a credit card.

Hey, it’s a bargain relative to some of the other charges you can rack up with the College Board.

But if you can wait, scores will arrive in your mailbox some time in the next couple of weeks. Reports will also be sent to the college or university designated on your answer sheet (for graduates only) and to your high school. Each report is cumulative and includes scores for all the AP exams you have ever taken, unless you requested that one or more scores be withheld or canceled.

Although most score reports are sent by mid-July, some take longer to process because of problems with identification information or test administration. Contact Score Reporting Services if you haven’t received scores by September 1.

And what do the scores mean? AP exams are graded on a scale of 1 to 5:



  • 5: Extremely well qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement

  • 4: Well qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement

  • 3: Qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement

  • 2: Possibly qualified to receive college credit or advanced placement

  • 1: No recommendation to receive college credit or advanced placement

The five-point scale can also be thought of in terms of letter grades with 5 equating to an “A” and 1—well, you get the picture.

And what are they worth? The awarding of credit and placement status is determined by individual colleges or universities. You can check directly with the school or on the College Board website to research this information. In most cases, a student who scores a 4 or 5 will receive college credit. In rare cases, a school may require a 5, and almost no colleges will accept a score of 2. In fact, the most selective schools will not accept a 3 for credit.

For example, George Mason University will accept a 4 or 5 for credit in specified courses, but will go as low as a 3 for languages, Music Theory, Human Geography, and Computer Science. Georgetown University will award no credit for any score below a 4.

AP exam scores may also be used to meet standardized test requirements in the admissions processes of several colleges. Fair Test keeps track of this evolving trend on its Test Score Optional List and includes Bryn Mawr, Colby, Colorado College, Hamilton, Middlebury, and NYU among those colleges and universities allowing AP’s to be submitted in place of ACT/SAT scores.


So you can call or wait—your choice. It doesn’t make a bit of difference.

32 comments:

  1. FYI - scores are available by phone starting July 1st... but this year, scores are being mailed out to students by July 2nd, and available to schools on July 5th (online).
    Therefore, unless you have money to burn, don't waste the $8 to get your results a day or two before they come in the mail. Results should arrive to most people after the holiday on 7/5 or 7/6. this is almost a week earlier than last year. Collegeboard is just looking to take another $8 from those who can't wait another day or two. For me, $87 was quite enough of a cost per test, thank you.

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  2. Don't know where you got your information but we have yet to receive anything in the mail and it's already the 11th...

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  3. It's July 11, 2011, and results have not come in the mail. Has anyone received them yet?

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  4. nah i havent got myn either

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  5. One of my friends got them in the mail today, so I know they've been sent out!

    They'll be in our mailboxes sooner than we think!
    :D

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  6. July 12th and nothing yet. Please someone post when you receive.

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  7. I never understand this. Why can't the AP scores be made available online just like the SAT scores?

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  8. I'm still anxiously waiting for mine...
    However, the test chairperson at my school did say to wait until the 3rd week of July.

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  9. I checked mine on my college's portal.

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  10. July 13 and still waiting...

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  11. how can we check ours online?

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  12. just got mine yesterday!!!!

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  13. I haven't got mine either.

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  14. it's the 14th and i still haven't gotten mine....

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  15. its the 15th wtf

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  16. 16th and nothing :( all my friends have theirs already

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  17. 18th and no scores. Live in Cali. ALm my friends have them :(

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  18. 19th and still no scores D: All my friends have them too. Super worried right now.

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  19. 20th and nothing D:!!!

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  20. Currently the 21st. All of my friends recieved there scores within the last week. Mine still haven't arrived. WTF.

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  21. its july 25 and all my friends recieved their scores and i have not, why??

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  22. It's the 28th and I still don't have mine. All of my friends got theirs like 2 weeks ago. I'm really worried.

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  23. I still dont have my AP WH score!

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  24. I haven't received mine either!

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  25. haha! It's August 2nd, and I still haven't received my scores... I wonder what's taking so long. For a nerd like me, I'm surprised I can wait this long.. x)

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  26. okay it's Aug 5th and I don't have mine..like what the hell? but you can call up your school and ask to talk to the recod administrator and she/he may have them. Unfortunately the lady at my school doesn't have them yet :( what the crap? I never got mine in the mail..I don't wanna pay $8 bucks bc I NEVER GOT THEM in the first place..

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  27. august 5th....still no scores......

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  28. It may be about time to contact Score Reporting Services (not the automated system). The College Board likes to give itself until Sept. 1, but I'd say give it a try.

    Nancy

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  29. its the 18th of august and I still didnt get my scores..my brother already got them..should I be worried?

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  30. I hav never got mine!!! i want to know. how can i check??

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  31. AP people = EVILLLLL!!!!!!!

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