Sending AP Scores

To get college credit or placement for your AP scores, you have to request that we send an official AP score report to the college.

Keep in Mind

Use your free score send by June 20.

You can send your scores for free to one recipient every year that you take AP Exams. To use your free score send, sign in to My AP, go to My AP Profile, select the Score Send tab and choose the college, university, or scholarship organization that you want to receive your score report. Make sure to take advantage of your 2021 free score send before the June 20 deadline.

You can send scores online anytime for a fee.

You can order as many score reports as you need online after scores are released. If you’re not able to get online to send your scores, you can send them by mail or fax.

Score reports include both this year's and past AP Exam scores.

Your score report includes all your scores from all the AP Exams you took in the past. Your entire score history will be sent to your designated college, university, or scholarship program unless you choose to withhold or cancel any of your scores.

You should check college deadlines.

If you’re a senior entering college in the fall, check your college’s deadline for getting AP scores. We encourage you to send scores as soon as possible to make sure they’re received in time.

FAQs

You, the college or university you designated in My AP, and educators in your school and district, including your AP teachers, will automatically receive your scores once they’re released. You can also submit an online order to send your scores to additional colleges and universities for a fee. Your parents don’t have access to your scores, unless you’ve given them your College Board account information.

If your school, district, or state partners with other educational organizations, your scores and/or personally identifying information may be shared with those specific educational organizations. To find out whether your scores will be shared with any of these organizations, ask your school.

If you’re a resident of the state of Kentucky, your AP Exam scores will automatically be sent to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). If you don’t want your scores sent to KHEAA, send us a request. Your request must be received by June 15 of the year you took the exam. Write to: AP Program, Educational Testing Service, 1425 Lower Ferry Road, 29Q, Ewing, NJ 08618. Be sure to include your full name, mailing address, date of birth, sex, eight-digit AP ID, and your six-digit high school code number.

If you designated a college or university in My AP by the June 30, 2020 deadline, your scores should be received by mid to late July.

If you order additional score reports for a fee, the delivery dates depend on whether you choose standard or rush delivery, and when you place your order:

  • Standard: Your scores will be delivered to your designated score recipient in 7–14 days. The exact number of days depends on when you submit your request and the location of your score recipient. The fee is $15 per report.
  • Rush: Your scores will be delivered to your designated score recipient in 5–9 days. The exact number of days depends on when you submit your request and the location of your score recipient. The fee is $25 per report.

Please note these exception time frames in June and July:

  • If you order score reports between June 26, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. and July 16, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. ET, your order won’t be processed until July 16—but it will then be treated as a rush order, and you’ll only be charged the standard fee of $15.
  • If you order score reports between July 16, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. and July 23, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. ET, your score report will be processed on the rush order timeline, and you’ll only be charged the standard fee of $15.

It's easiest and most cost-effective to send your scores to a college through My AP—you have until the June 20 deadline to use your free score send online. If you decide to wait, you can send your scores online for a $15 fee. In general, you should send your scores no later than July of your senior year of high school. If you're a senior entering college in the fall, check your college's deadline for getting AP scores. Some colleges won't accept AP scores after you have arrived on campus as a freshman. When you designate a college/university to receive your scores, they'll receive your entire score report from all AP Exams you've taken throughout high school unless you've requested scores be withheld or canceled.

If your last AP Exam was more than four years ago, your scores are archived. Archived scores are not viewable in our score reporting system and can only be sent to a college, university, or scholarship program through a request made via mail or fax.

If you’re taking AP Exams as a junior or sophomore and you know you’ll be applying to a specific college, we suggest you use your one free score send to designate that college as a score recipient. You have until the June 20 deadline to use your free score send online. You can also request additional score sends online or by mail or fax for a fee.

If you’re a senior entering college in the fall, check your college’s deadline for getting AP scores. We encourage you to send scores as soon as they’re available to make sure they’re received in time.

Remember that if you take an AP Exam in your senior year and designate a college to receive your scores, that college will receive your entire score report from all AP Exams you’ve taken throughout high school unless you have requested score(s) to be withheld or canceled.

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After scores are released, sign in to our score reporting portal using your College Board account username and password. Then click Your past score orders. Open the My Scores Sent to Colleges tab to see your past score-send orders listed by college or university and by date. Open the My Orders tab to see details for individual orders.

Your account contains your full order history, whether the request was made on your AP answer sheet or in My AP; via mail, fax, or online; or through a customer service representative.

If you haven’t taken any AP Exams since you sent your last official AP score report, then you probably don’t need to send your scores again.

You can see a history of all AP scores you’ve sent to colleges, universities, and scholarship programs by signing in to our score reporting system and clicking Your past score orders.

First check with the admissions office at your new college to find out its AP credit policy and deadlines for receiving scores.

If your new college will grant credit for your AP scores, you should send your scores through our score reporting system. This is the same process you followed to send scores to your current college. There’s no way to transfer credits directly from one college to another.

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At certain times of the year, you’ll only be able to select the standard option when you place an order because we automatically treat all orders as rush orders (and we don’t charge the usual fee for rush orders at these times). This is to ensure that your AP Exam scores are received by your designated college or university promptly.

  • If you order score reports between June 26, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. and July 16, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. ET, your order won’t be processed until July 16—but it will then be treated as a rush order, and you’ll only be charged the standard fee of $15.
  • If you order score reports between July 16, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. and July 23, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. ET, your score report will be processed on the rush order timeline and you’ll only be charged the standard fee of $15.

Orders placed between June 26, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. and July 16, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. ET won't be processed until July 16.

However, we want to ensure that your scores get to colleges promptly, so we treat all orders placed during that window as rush orders once processing starts again, but we don't charge the rush fee. (You'll notice that you can only select standard delivery when you order online during this time.)

If you place an order during that window, we'll send it after July 16 as a rush order, and you'll just pay the standard fee of $15.

Rush delivery takes about 5–9 days. If you're sending your scores to a college for credit or placement and you don't think they'll arrive by your college's deadline, email AP Services at apstudents@info.collegeboard.org,  or call 888-225-5427 (toll-free) or 212-632-1780.

Yes. Your score report includes all your scores from all the AP Exams you took in the past. Your entire score history will be sent to your designated college, university, or scholarship program unless you choose to withhold or cancel any of your scores.

When you look at your online score report, check that it’s complete. Some scores may take longer to process because of exception testing, submission of responses via the backup email submission option, or other special circumstances. We’ll email you when your score is added to your score report.

If you notice that exams that you took last year or earlier (up to four years ago) are missing, it might be because you have multiple accounts. To resolve a multiple account issue, contact AP Services at apstudents@info.collegeboard.org or 888-225-5427 (toll free) or 212-632-1780. Please note that during score release in July, AP Services will have longer than usual phone and email response times.

If your most recent AP Exam was over four years ago, your AP scores are no longer viewable from our online score reporting system. They have been archived and can only be sent to a college, university or scholarship program through a request made via mail or fax.

Make sure to spell out the full name of the college or university you’re searching for, and avoid using any abbreviations. For example, type in “University of Michigan” instead of “UMICH.” You may also use the four-digit college code to search for a college or university when ordering additional score reports online. You can contact the admissions office of the college or university you’re searching for to confirm the school's four-digit code. If you’re still unable to find the school you’re looking for, you may send a request via mail or fax to AP Services to have your scores sent to a specific contact at an address you designate. To avoid delays, make sure to confirm the contact and address with the college or university.

Check the admissions websites of the colleges that interest you to see if sending your official scores will help support your application. In general, colleges want to see that you’re taking the most rigorous coursework available to you. By enrolling in AP courses, you demonstrate that you’re interested in challenging yourself and learning at a college level.

Most likely not. When making admission decisions, colleges consider many more factors than just exam scores, including the strength of your coursework and your GPA in rigorous courses. By enrolling in AP courses you demonstrate that you are interested in challenging yourself and learning at a college level.

More than 75% of admission officers we surveyed told us that a low score on an AP Exam would not harm an applicant’s admission prospects.

If your college has given you a personal online account, you may be able to sign in to that site and see whether your scores have arrived. Otherwise, you can contact your college’s admission office and ask.

Your account in the AP online score reporting system shows you what date your scores were sent to each institution, but it won’t tell you when the score arrived. The exact amount of time it takes for a college to receive your scores depends on when you submit your request and the location of your score recipient.

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