AP Exam Scoring and Earning Credit and Placement

Score Reporting

As usual, students' work will be scored by our network of college faculty and AP readers, and scores will be reported on a 1–5 scale.

AP scores will be released starting between July 15 and July 17, depending on students' physical locations. Check the access schedule to see when students will be able to access their scores.

Note: Some scores may not be available at the start of the score release window. Students who tested in the June exception testing window or who submitted their exam response(s) using the backup email submission option in any of the three testing windows may have delayed scores. In those cases, the student will be notified by email when the score is available. Most scores should be available by August 7.

  • Students who tested May 11–22: Most of these students will receive scores when they are released starting July 15–17. Some students who submitted their responses by email may experience delays.
  • Students who tested June 1–5: Most students who tested in the June 1–5 makeup window will receive their scores when they are released starting July 15–17. Some students, including students who submitted their responses by email, may experience delays.
  • Students who tested June 22–30: Students who tested in the June 22–30 exception window will not receive scores until late summer at the earliest.

In all cases, students will receive an email when their delayed scores are available, and educator reports will be refreshed daily.

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.

Sending Scores

In order to get college credit or placement for their AP scores, students need to send an official score report to their college or university. They have until June 30 to sign in to My AP and send one score report for free—each student gets one free score send each year they take an AP Exam. Additional score reports can also be sent, for a fee, online. Score reports include both this year's and past AP Exam scores. For more information about sending scores and other services, visit the AP Students website.

FAQs

Due to their shorter duration, this year’s AP Calculus BC Exams do not sufficiently assess the subsets of material required to calculate AB subscores in Calculus BC. However, this does not affect the calculation or validity of the AP Exam scores for the full exam in this course.

Due to their shorter duration, this year’s AP Music Theory Exams do not sufficiently assess the subsets of material required to calculate aural and nonaural subscores. However, this does not affect the calculation or validity of the AP Exam scores for the full exam in this course.

AP Scholar Awards, and AP Capstone Awards will be announced starting July 22. Students will receive an email notification if they have earned an award for 2020. See the AP Students website for more information about awards and recognitions.

The processing of requests to send or get copies of archived scores is currently delayed for 8 or more weeks because of facility closures. In addition, some score report orders placed online or by mail may be delayed.