AP Tests?

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  1. ski_addict29

    ski_addict29 Member

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    I was wondering if doing well on AP tests affects how competitive you are? or does it not even matter? Just curious because AP tests are coming up and I am sending the scores to colleges so wanted to know if doing well had any effect.
    thanks in advance!
     
  2. 2012mom?

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    Doing well on AP tests would be another indication that you are ready to do college-level work. No one here really knows the formula for how the "whole Candidate Score" is calculated, but I would guess that only extreme scores would have a significant impact. That is, a 1 or 2 (failing) could be a red flag, a 5 in related classes (calculus & chemistry, for example) might give a small boost, but a 3-4 most likely would have very little impact.
     
  3. 1964BGO

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    At this stage of the game your job one needs to be making yourself the best qualified candidate you can become! This means earning the best grades/scores you can in your schoolwork be it standard classes, honors courses, AP courses, or college courses. In every area of the country with which I have become familiar, the competition for appointments to the SAs is very stiff - read some of the threads from the last three or four months if you doubt that statement. A lot of very fine students sweated out the final weeks, and the most committed are planning to re-apply. As 2012 points out you certainly won't impress an admissions board at any school with mediocre scores.
     
  4. navy2016

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    Would it be ok just to hide your scores if they turned out to be bad?
     
  5. jumprope_11

    jumprope_11 USNA 2015

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    I wouldn't say hide your scores, but if you are not sure if your score will end up where you would like it then I would suggest on sending the scores later once you have received them. May be an extra fee, but at that point if it ends up being a good score its worth it.
     
  6. ski_addict29

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    alright, i kind of figured doing well would just be one more way to be set apart
     

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