AP Exam Scoring and Earning Credit and Placement

AP Exam Scores

As usual, students’ work will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP readers, and will be reported on a 1–5 scale. We anticipate releasing scores as close to the usual July timeframe as possible.

To help support teachers and schools that are struggling to collect and score student work for course grades, we’ll provide every AP teacher with their students’ responses from the 45-minute exams on May 26. Administrators and teachers can individually determine whether they’d like to use these results locally as part of a course grade or as a final exam.

Credit and Placement

We’re confident that the vast majority of higher education institutions will award credit and/or placement as they have in the past. We’ve spoken with admissions officers at hundreds of institutions across the United States who support our solution for this year’s AP Exams. We are also actively reaching out to universities outside the U.S. to ensure awareness of the unique context of this year’s AP test-at-home solution.