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The Importance of AP Exam Scores

Question: How much influence do AP scores have on college admission?

With so many incredible students submitting applications that are chockablock with great grades, challenging classes, top SAT and ACT scores, and extraordinary extracurricular pursuits, admission officials at elite colleges are increasingly looking to AP exam scores to serve as tie-breakers. When one candidate has taken three AP tests by application time and earned two 5's and a 4, while a similar candidate received two 4's and a 3, obviously, the first aspirant will appear stronger.

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