How important are AP tests?





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: How important are AP tests?
By AP worried on Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 10:03 pm: Edit

How much to colleges look at AP test scores? What if I have an A in a class but did poorly on the test (i got a 2) Will that hurt me considerably?

By AP Advocate on Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 10:32 pm: Edit

first of all, colleges dont need to see your scores. Secondly, what you do in the year is infinitely more important than what you do on one test

By AP worried on Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 10:39 pm: Edit

But if I get an A and then don't pass the test, will they maybe conclude that my class was easy and then maybe decide that the rest of my classes or my school is weak academically?

By dave on Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 11:47 pm: Edit

thats a thing to think about

By michelle on Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 11:50 pm: Edit

actually in "A is for Admission" (the book they advertise on this site), this is how they weigh scores:

1/3 SAT I
1/3 SAT II
1/3 AP Scores

Surprising, eh?

So I'd venture to say AP Scores are pretty important, but it's your call.

By Bumpythewebdude on Sunday, December 08, 2002 - 10:48 pm: Edit

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By unknown2u on Monday, December 09, 2002 - 04:12 pm: Edit

Actually in A is for Admission they weigh things:
1/3 SAT1
1/3 SAT2
1/3 Class Rank/GPA NOT AP Scores

By asdf on Monday, December 09, 2002 - 05:42 pm: Edit

since when do SAT 2's weigh as much as SAT 1's? SAT 2's had score choice, and a lotta schools don't even require them.

By ok on Monday, December 09, 2002 - 06:07 pm: Edit

selective schools do. this weighing system only works for the top 50 or so schools.


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