For the first time, AP scores will be available to students online for free. In the past, students have had to wait through most of July to receive their scores which were only available by paper. CollegeBoard will no longer be sending paper score reports to homes by mail.
As of July 2013, students will be able to access their scores online through the CollegeBoard. Students must have a CollegeBoard account, as well as their AP number to access their scores online. All scores will be available July 8th, however, the CollegeBoard will have early access to scores beginning Friday, July 5th, based on students’ locations. Students will receive an email from the CollegeBoard informing them if their scores are available early.
In addition to viewing scores online, students now have the ability to send their AP scores electronically to colleges of their choice. The online report will list ALL of your AP scores for the last four years. There is a $15 fee for each report that you request.
Remember, it is NOT necessary to send official AP results to the colleges that you are applying to. Official scores are never required to apply. However, once you have been accepted to, and chosen a college, you will then want to have these scores sent to that college.
Students have the ability to withhold individual scores from colleges, however, that request must be done by June 15th. So, if a junior did NOT indicate a particular college on the score sheet, and they did poorly on one or more exams, they still have the ability to have that score removed BEFORE they send it out to the college of their choice.
If you have questions about which scores to send to the student’s selected college, please contact us here.