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#1 yvonne

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 01:14 AM

We've sent SAT & SAT subject scores to the colleges to which my sons have applied so far. I just sent AP scores as well, but I'm wondering if I really need to do that? 

 

All scores were self-reported on the Common App & on the transcript. I sent SAT scores bec some colleges wanted them.  I know some colleges will give credit for certain AP scores after admission, but I haven't seen anything that says specifically that we need to send AP scores when applying.

 

What did you do?

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#2 Gwen in VA

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:23 AM

I know you don't "have" to send the official AP scores but we did as a way of making things more official.

 

I figured that anything we did to make the application more "bona fide" would be worthwhile.

 

And yes, I have talked with a few homeschoolers who have confused AP scores on the exam with AP grades in the class.......


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#3 snowbeltmom

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 08:51 AM

My kids self-reported the AP scores and only sent official score reports after acceptances were in and they had made a decision.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:16 AM

Thanks, Gwen and Snowbelt.  I'll probably send the AP scores for the boys' other apps, too, just because I'm nervous about leaving anything out that might help. 

 

I was late sending them to one son's EA schools, so I'm glad it sounds like they weren't absolutely critical. (Sent the SAT & SAT subject scores, but not AP scores until yesterday.)


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:20 AM

What I've read over on CC is a little confusing.  It sounds like AP score reports go to a different office, for credit consideration, rather than to admissions.  If that's the case, maybe the scores would need to be self-reported on the app if the student wants the scores to be seen by admissions.  True or false?


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#6 snowbeltmom

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:23 AM

What I've read over on CC is a little confusing.  It sounds like AP score reports go to a different office, for credit consideration, rather than to admissions.  If that's the case, maybe the scores would need to be self-reported on the app in order to be seen by admissions.  True or false?

 

I don't know if it is true, but that scenario certainly makes sense.  The academic advisors are the ones that would need to see the AP scores in order advise the students on course selections and credit. 
 


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:08 AM

self report APs until you enroll



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 07:40 PM

I included AP scores in a small box on the transcript that gave a summary of major standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, Subject Tests and AP).  I also listed the AP scores at the end of the applicable course description.

 

DS self reported AP scores on applications when that was an option.

 

He had an AP exam spring of senior year.  He used his free report on that exam to send a score report to the college he would attend.  The report included all of his scores from previous years.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:42 PM

If I recall correctly, AP score reports are expensive. I'd just self-report then send the AP transcript to your child's final choice.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:15 PM

I agree. The AP scores go to a different office on the campus where advisors determine if the classes count for credit at the university.



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:06 PM

He had an AP exam spring of senior year. He used his free report on that exam to send a score report to the college he would attend. The report included all of his scores from previous years.

Can I ask, were all prior AP scores included automatically, by virtue of the method he chose? If he had gone online to send score reports, could he have done so selectively (send AP scores for some, withhold the score for others)?
I guess what I’m asking is: is it possible to selectively report AP scores and if yes, is it method-of-ordering dependant?

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:37 PM

Can I ask, were all prior AP scores included automatically, by virtue of the method he chose? If he had gone online to send score reports, could he have done so selectively (send AP scores for some, withhold the score for others)?
I guess what I’m asking is: is it possible to selectively report AP scores and if yes, is it method-of-ordering dependant?


I'm not sure. We weren't trying to selectively report.

I listed all APs on the transcript because they all were helpful.

His last AP test was May of senior year. He selected the school he was attending as the score recipient. They got that set of scores and all earlier scores.

I don't know if you can cancel scores. I don't think it would matter that much other than not getting credit for the course. Unless you are worried about it putting a grade on a home designed course into doubt.
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#13 yvonne

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:16 AM

MadTeaParty,

 

The AP board is down so I can't check to confirm, but I believe when I sent my sons' scores, all the scores went. There was no "Score Choice" option like there is for SAT subject exams to pick and choose which scores to send.

 

However, I believe I read that it is possible to cancel a score, at which point it is completely eliminated forever.

 

A quick google search suggested that one can also "archive" a score, making it invisible to colleges, but still accessible in the future.

 

I haven't tried either of those options myself, though, so ymmv.


Edited by yvonne, 13 February 2018 - 12:17 AM.

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