AP US History exam responses are scored both by computer and actual people. Consequently, results are not immediate. But don’t worry – AP US History scores do have a fairly quick turnaround! The timeline for scores is short – roughly three months for the entire exam-to-score process.
AP US History Score Timeline
|Complete AP exams.|
Exam materials return to AP program for official scoring.
|Select professors/teachers score the following exam sections by hand:|
- open-ended exam questions
|Scores are ready for viewing!|
Access to 2017 AP US History scores begins July 5, but dates vary depending on your physical location.
|If you don’t receive scores by September, contact AP Services. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888)225-5427 (toll free) or (212) 632-1780.|
How to access AP US History Scores
If you haven’t done so already, sign up for a College Board AP account. Use this account to view, download and print all your AP scores (not just US History) from exams taken during the 2016-17 school year. You can also explore additional AP information, such as FAQs, college credit policies and more.
Understanding AP US History scores
Exams are scored on a 5-point scale. AP US History scores ranking “qualified” or above indicate satisfactory skill level in the subject of AP US History. A score of 3 or above is usually sufficient for college credit and placement. More competitive colleges may require a higher score to receive college credit. Because no institution is the same, research your college or university for the most current AP credit policy information.
- 5 = extremely well qualified to receive college credit
4 = well qualified
3 = qualified
2 = possibly qualified
1 = no recommendation for college credit
What to do after AP US History scores come out
Your AP score report is automatically sent to whichever institution you designated on your AP answer sheet. As a result, that school has already received your AP scores. But you don’t have to stop with just one school!
Using your College Board AP Account, share your score report with any potential college or university you choose. You can opt to withhold select scores, or send a cumulative report.
Looking for more information about AP US History test scores? Visit Magoosh to read more about how scores are compiled into a 5-point scale and what your APUSH scores might mean to future college decisions.
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