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    When Do 2024 AP Scores Come Out?

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    Updated: December 1st, 2023
    Student works on a test and wonders,

    Everyone knows the feeling of having taken a test and waiting anxiously for the scores to be released. It’s good to know exactly when you will hear back so you know what date to wait for. If you recently took an AP Test, you’re probably wondering when AP scores come out. While we don’t have the exact answer for you quite yet, we can predict when it will come out based on past years.

    What are AP Tests?

    The College Board offers AP Tests to assess students’ proficiency in specific subjects. They offer 38 tests among a wide variety of subjects. These tests are meant to be the conclusion of AP Courses, but you can take an AP Test without taking the course if you choose to self-study. The tests take place every May, and unlike the SAT or ACT, there is only one test date per year. If students miss this date, however, they can typically pay a fee to take a “late test.”

    What can you use AP scores for?

    High AP Test scores help bolster college applications and may even help students win scholarships or land internships. Colleges also use the tests to determine college credit and placement during your freshman year. AP scores carry more weight at some colleges than at others, so make sure to check with your college to learn what you can do with your score.

    Read also: How many AP Classes should I take in high school?

    Previous years’ AP score release dates

    In the past, the College Board has released AP scores in early and mid-July. In 2023, the College Board began releasing scores on July 5th. The College Board website will update when the exact 2024 date is available. 

    Don’t miss: How to pay for AP Tests

    Do you qualify for the AP Scholar Awards?

    Did you know that you could qualify for an award by performing well on AP Exams? The College Board honors students who score highly on three or more exams with an AP Scholar Award. Our page about the award includes the criteria and benefits of the award. Although it doesn’t come with any monetary prize, it is a prestigious award that might help you earn admission to your dream college, or to earn a scholarship that helps pay your way through college.

    Also see: AP Test calendar

    Next steps

    If you’re waiting for AP scores to come out, your college search is probably heating up. We’ve got a lot of resources to help you through. If you’re working on other standardized testing, check out our guide to help you choose between the SAT and ACT. You might also find use in our guide to reduce test anxiety, or our advice on picking the best test prep tutor.

    And when it comes time for college applications, we can help you write an essay about yourself, write a 250-word essay, or even a 500-word essay. We’ve also got a guide to filling out the activities section of the Common App, and the honors section.

    Finally, as it comes time to fund your education, we can steer you in the direction of some great scholarships. Check out our scholarships by state, and sign up for our scholarship search tool, which custom-matches you with vetted scholarships and automatically updates with new opportunities. Good luck with your college search, and be sure to check back if you need any other advice!

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    Frequently asked questions about when AP scores come out

    Some of my scores are not available. What does that mean?

    According to the College Board, some scores are not released on the release day due to “later testing dates or other circumstances (e.g., late arrival of testing materials or extra time needed to match records).” If you do not receive your scores in a few weeks, reach out through the College Board customer service form.

    Do colleges care about AP scores after they accept you?

    Some schools place more emphasis than others (possibly for scholarship awards that might boost you above another applicant). Also, some colleges and universities grant credit for certain scores, so you can save money by opting out of some core classes.

    Are previous scores included on each AP Score report?

    Yes. The new score report includes scores for every AP test taken. Some students choose to cancel or withhold certain scores so that colleges do not receive a record of previous scores.

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