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.

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You get one free score send through My AP.

You must sign in to My AP to indicate the college, university, or scholarship organization that you want to receive your one free score send. You have until the June 20 deadline to use your free score send online. Note that this process is new: before school year 2019-20, students indicated their score send recipient on their answer sheet on exam day.

You can send scores online, or by mail or fax, anytime for a fee.

You can order as many score reports as you want after scores are released.

You should check college deadlines.

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

FAQs

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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, and some universities have a July 15 deadline. Some colleges will not accept AP scores after you have arrived on campus as a freshman. When you designate a college/university to receive your scores, they will receive your entire score report from all AP Exams you have taken throughout high school unless you have requested scores be withheld or canceled.

If you took AP Exams in 2019 or earlier, you received an AP number—a unique eight-digit number that serves as your official identifier for the exam administration. We use the AP number to associate you with your scores. You received a different AP number each year you took AP Exams.

Starting in school year 2019-20, AP students will receive a permanent AP ID instead of an AP number. The AP ID will stay the same each year. (See What is an AP ID?).  

Your AP number appeared on the bar-coded number labels in your AP Student Pack that you affixed to your exam materials. You may have placed a label on your AP number card from your student pack and saved it in a safe place. 

If you’re asked to verify your AP profile when you sign in to access your scores online, you’ll have to enter your AP number and the year that you tested with that number.

Some states, districts, or schools assign each student a unique identification code called a student identifier or student ID number. If you entered your student identifier on your AP answer sheet when taking exams in 2019 or earlier, you can use it instead of your AP number to verify your AP profile and access your AP scores.

If you’ve ever taken another College Board test, such as the SAT, or you are a returning AP Exam taker, the College Board was able to securely match your College Board account to your AP Exam record and you do not need to verify your account with an AP number or student ID.

For security purposes, you may be asked to verify your AP Profile before viewing scores. This additional step simply requires you to verify or enter basic information about yourself, including your AP number (see What is an AP number and where can I find it?) or student identifier (student ID number) (see What is a student identifier or student ID number?), so we can confirm your identity before displaying your scores.

Your score report contains scores from all of the AP Exams you have ever taken. Your college will only use those scores that meet the minimum required score to receive credit or placement. You do have the option to withhold a score from a particular college, or cancel a score altogether.

If you’re missing AP scores for this year, you may have given us information on your AP answer sheet that doesn’t match the information you gave us when you created your College Board account. This means we can’t connect your AP scores to your account. You won’t be able to view or send an official score report until the issue is resolved.

In the meantime, the system will produce what we call a view-only score report. A view-only score report can’t be sent to a college, university, or scholarship program. Furthermore, it does not contain your complete score history if you took exams in prior years.

To get access to an official score report that you can send to score recipients and that contains your entire exam history, contact AP Services at 888-225-5427 or 212-632-1780 to resolve your account issue.

If you need your AP number from an exam taken in 2019 or prior, when you log in to the online score reporting system, you will be able to click “I do not have my AP number” and enter the email address that you provided on your most recent AP answer sheet. Your AP number will then be emailed to you. Please note: you can only request your AP number for the current year after that year's scores are available online.

If you provided your student identifier (student ID number) (see What is a student identifier or student ID number?) on your registration answer sheet, you can use that code instead of your AP number to verify your AP profile.

If you don’t have your AP number or student identifier, you can call AP Services at 888-225-5427 or 212-632-1780.

Make sure to spell out the full name of the college or university you are 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 find the full list of college codes in your AP Student Pack, or you can contact the admissions office of the college or university you are searching for to confirm the school's four-digit code. If you are still unable to find the school you are 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 that receives AP scores with the college or university.

To answer that question, you should know two things about the timeframe for ordering score reports.

  • If you order score reports between June 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. and July 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET, your order won’t be processed until July 2—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 2, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. and July 11, 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.

Rush delivery typically takes 5–9 days. The exact number of days depends on when you submit your request and the location of your score recipient.

If you do not believe you will be able to meet your school’s deadline because you have a later score access date, please contact AP Services at apstudents@info.collegeboard.org or 888-225-5427 (toll-free) or 212-632-1780.

Your online score report will include all your AP scores from any exams you’ve taken in the past. 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.

If your last AP Exam was more than four years ago, your scores are archived and you can’t view them in our online score reporting system. You can still send these scores to a college, university, or scholarship program, or get a score report sent to yourself, by submitting a form by mail or fax. See how.

Check the admission 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 are taking the most rigorous course work available to you. By enrolling in AP courses you demonstrate that you are interested in challenging yourself and learning at a college level.

You, the college or university you designated on your answer sheet, and educators in your school and district, including your AP teachers. You can submit an online request to send your scores to additional colleges and universities for a fee. Your parents do not 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 are a resident of the state of Kentucky, your AP Exam scores will automatically be sent to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KYHEAA). If you do not want your scores sent to KYHEAA, 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 number, and your 6-digit high school code number.

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.

First check with the admission 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 online score reporting system. This is the same process you followed to send scores to your current college. There is no way to transfer credits directly from one college to another.

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We score AP Exams in June, so we hold off on processing score report orders that come in for part of that month. Orders placed between June 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. and July 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET will not be processed until July 2.

However, we want to ensure that your scores get to colleges promptly, so we treat all orders placed during that window as rush orders, 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.)

So, if you place an order during that window, we’ll send it after July 2 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, contact AP Services at apstudents@info.collegeboard.org or 888-225-5427 (toll-free) or 212-632-1780.


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 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. and July 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET, your order won’t be processed until July 2—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 2, 2019, at 12:00 a.m. and July 11, 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.

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. If you don’t see all your exam scores online, contact us at apstudents@info.collegeboard.org or 888-225-5427 (toll free) or 212-632-1780. Missing scores may mean that some of the information in your online account doesn’t match the information on your answer sheet, and this could cause problems in sending your scores.

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 online score reporting system and clicking Your past score orders.

After scores are released, sign in to our online 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; via mail, fax, or online; or through a customer service representative.

If you designated a college or university on your AP answer sheet when you took exams in spring 2019, it should have received your scores by mid-July.

If you order score reports after exam day, the delivery dates depend on whether you choose standard or rush delivery:

  • 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.

Starting with the 2020 AP Exam administration, you’ll designate your score recipient through My AP. You’ll have until the June 20 deadline to use your free score send online, and the college you designate should receive your scores by early to mid-July.

 

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.

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. Many colleges have a mid-July deadline. We encourage you to send scores as soon as they’re available to make sure they are 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 have taken throughout high school unless you have requested score(s) to be withheld or canceled.

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