About AP Scores
Completing an AP course and exam is a huge accomplishment. You should feel very proud about the work you’ve done and the skills you’ve learned. Your AP score is one way to share this accomplishment with others, like colleges and universities. The final exam score is reported on a scale from 1–5 and shows how well you’ve mastered the content of the course.
Scores of 3, 4, or 5 can also get you credit for a college course or enable you to skip the equivalent college course (this is known as advanced placement). Policies vary by college – explore credit policies to learn more. To be considered for credit or placement, you must send your official AP score report to the college you’re planning to attend.