All AP test scores will be released in waves (generally by state) beginning July 5. NOTE: beginning in 2022, all students who take an AP test during the year are REQUIRED to choose a school where scores will be sent. You might choose a “safety school” if you want to preview your scores before sending them to more selective schools.
AP Score Report Pricing & Timing
This year you can designate your one free score report through June 20. After June 20, you’ll pay $15 per school to send your scores for standard delivery (7-14 days, depending on date submitted and school location). If you select rush delivery (5-9 days), you’ll pay $25 per school.
Each score report automatically includes all AP test scores taken to date, unless you withhold a specific test score (additional cost of $10 per score per college) or cancel a score (free anytime, irreversible).
Any colleges which you previously sent scores will NOT receive your current scores unless you send a new report.
Check your colleges’ deadlines for submitting AP scores—generally, you should send scores no later than July of your senior year. Some colleges won’t accept AP scores after you arrive on campus as a freshman. If you are concerned about meeting your school’s deadline, email AP Services or call 888-225-5427.
Your submitted AP score history can be found at the AP score reporting system.
AP Test Scores & College Admissions
Colleges want evidence of rigorous coursework, which AP courses and AP test scores demonstrate. According to a College Board survey, 75% of admission officers said a low AP test score would not harm a student’s admission chances. But this means that 25% of the time, a low score could hurt you, most likely at more selective universities.
Thus, you might choose to see your scores first, even if you then have to pay $15/school to send your scores.