AP Test Scores

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  1. coastiefam

    coastiefam Member

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    DS is busy working on his applications for USAFA and USCGA. He has taken three AP courses/exams so far (Eng. Language, World History, and Computer Science) and earned 4's on all of them.

    Would you recommend submitting these scores to the academies? If so, do you think it would be best to send them directly from the testing site or write them up in the optional essay?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ambition

    Ambition USAFA Class of 2017

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    If you have already taken the test, it is always a good idea to send in the scores to let the Academy get a better "bigger picture" of the cadet. I would also mention them in the essays, but mentioning them is no substitute for sending them in and vice versa.
     
  3. coastiefam

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    Just wanted to bump this up to see if anyone else might chime in. I haven't seen any direction on AP test scores. Just confirming that sending in scores from the college board directly to the Academies would be a good move to make.

    Thanks for everyone's help and great advice thus far! DS has ALO interview and Dodmerb (pending results) finished, and just needs to do his fitness testing and finish essays. Also almost finished with applying to five different nominating sources. Whew!
     
  4. dohdean

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    When my DD applied she submitted her AP scores through College Board. The fact that she had scored well on several tests allowed her to validate at least 2 classes 4th Class year (one history and one LA class). She was asked, as I recall, to submit during fall semester of 4th Class Year a letter from each of those 2 high school teachers verifying that the curriculum at her school covered the required AP curriculum. It was worth the effort to not have to take those classes. Hope that helps.
     

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