- WHEN DO AP SCORES COME OUT? 2022
If you’ve attempted an AP test recently or plan to attempt one soon, then you’re probably thinking – when do the results get announced? or when do AP scores come out? It’s sad to say but unfortunately, AP scores take a longer time to come out than the SAT or ACT scores.
Keep reading this blog to find out the exact details of when AP exam scores will be released. Also, learn where to find your AP exam scores and get tips on what you can do as you wait for them in the meantime.
- AP SCORE RELEASE DATES FOR 2022
If you have taken your AP exam in May 2022 then you can expect your scores will be released starting Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.
Generally, AP scores are released in early to mid-July and almost every student gets their results at the same time but score releases are rolled out over a few days. Mostly AP exam scores are released by rough geographic regions. For example, in 2016 all the east coast states got their AP scores first, while those in the northwest states got their AP test scores last.
If you still have some doubts then I’ll suggest you visit the college board site.
As of now, the College Board has not released both the exam & score release dates for the next year, 2023. But if you’re willing to take the AP exams in 2023, then expect the exam dates will be around early to mid-May and your scores release date to be in early to mid-July.
- HOW DO I GET MY AP SCORES?
AP Exam scores are released online on the AP student website. All the students should be able to access them through their College Board account, so make sure you have your credentials both the username and password ready – on hand. You’ll also need the student ID also known as the AP number that you used on your AP answer sheet.
In the early years around 2013, AP scores were delivered by mail to the students in mid-July but in today’s world, you’ll get your AP results through the online mode in AP student website not to mention it’s much faster than the previous method.
- WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG TO GRADE AP TESTS?
Now that AP scores come out online which saves some time, the real question arises why does it take the College Board 2 months to grade AP exams whereas comparatively SAT scores are released just after just a few weeks?
The main reason AP scores take too long to grade is that grading free-response questions takes a long time. Although the multiple-choice sections are graded by a computer, free response questions aren’t graded until the annual AP Reading conference, which is held in June. (Also there is a rumor going around that Graders may again work from home this year due to the current coronavirus pandemic situation.)
The AP Reading conference is a huge conference where thousands of high school teachers and college professors come together to grade all the free-response sections on AP tests. The AP Reading Conference usually lasts for two weeks at most. Since it doesn’t start until June, this makes the AP scoring process much longer than it already is.
Once the conference is over, the College Board must work effectively & quickly to combine both the free-response scores with the MCQ’s scores. This process consists of weighing and then scaling them to the final 1-5 scoring scale. The College Board has just 2 weeks to do all of this before final AP scores are released online in July.
Even though the overall scoring process takes 2 months, it’s actually quite impressive to know that more than 4 million AP exam scores are graded by real people every single year.
- WHAT SHOULD YOU DO AFTER YOU GET YOUR AP SCORES?
If you’ve successfully passed your AP exams then start exploring the College Board’s college database to see where you can get credit for your grades. You can also get knowledge about the College Board’s score reporting service and if you’re a junior, start thinking more about the college application process.
On the contrary, if you didn’t pass any AP test, you might want to believe & consider retaking the AP exam next year, especially if it’s a course that you want to get college credits for. Discuss with your parents, guidance counselor, or AP teacher or you can choose us, Mittal Learning Stars, our experts can provide you with the best facilities that you need in your test prep journey.
Finally, Do check back online in August to see if you have qualified for any of the AP Student awards. These awards are basically earned only if you have scored a certain number of passing grades on the AP tests. If you do win an award then it will definitely be included in any grade reports you send to colleges.
- WHAT’S NEXT?
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