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How many kids actually get National AP Scholar?


Replies to: How many kids actually get National AP Scholar?

  • aminhameninaaminhamenina Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    just an fyi, according to that spreadsheet, there were 685 AP national scholars who were juniors. that's some serious company, but again, if self-study gets in the way of EC's/recs, getting to APNS might not be worth it.
  • TTwhiteTTwhite Registered User Posts: 750 Member
    anyone know how many juniors get scholar with distinction?? trying to get the stat for a sort of resume..
  • stupidkidstupidkid Registered User Posts: 607 Member
    Why is there such a big fuss over Nat AP Scholar? I don't see how it's impressive at all. If your school offers 15 or more APs, there's really no reason to not have it by the end of your Junior year. And if you're school doesn't offer AP, I'm sure the colleges would understand. And if you're good enough at math to do well on the AIME, you can easily self study for BC, Stats, Phys C M, EM, Chem, Micro, Macro, CompSci...enough to get that Nat AP Scholar.
  • azngod1992azngod1992 Registered User Posts: 425 Member
    lol stupidkid, high AIME scores do not correspond to good scores on BC, Stats, Phys C M, EM, Chem, Micro, Macro, CompSci. In fact, AIME includes little to none calculus or stats or any of the subjects listed above.

    National AP Scholar shows depth and breadth in terms of AP Education, and will qualify you for some prestigious scholarships (i.e Siemens AP award). Furthermore, it shows that you're indeed ready for college-level education (assuming you made all 5s and 4s)
  • stupidkidstupidkid Registered User Posts: 607 Member
    ^are you kidding me? high AIME score shows mathematical ability. All the subjects I listed are generally trivial for people who are good at math. AIME is many times harder than the AP BC exam.

    "National AP Scholar shows depth and breadth in terms of AP Education, and will qualify you for some prestigious scholarships (i.e Siemens AP award)."

    Uh...ok, you certainly don't know what you're talking about. Getting National AP Scholar has nothing to do with getting the Siemens AP Award. And honestly, like what I said before, Siemens AP Award isn't all that hard to get for people who are good at math. Most of the time it just depends on how your schedule works out and which year you decide to take a certain AP. Someone from my school beat me for the siemens ap award because he took ap stats sophmore year and I decided to take orchestra instead.
  • TTwhiteTTwhite Registered User Posts: 750 Member
    i think the fuss about nat ap scholar is just because people get hyped up about it. im not sure that it would ever have much significance unless submitted on a college ap, maybe in some later ap if you were trying to show yourself as 'advanced'.
    I can tell you that when i saw the list of AP awards, i decided i would work towards the Nat AP scholar. I was already planning to be on track to get it, so why not set my sights on it. if nothing else, its something to work towards - a motivator - even if it has little significance.
    besides being a motivator, and a piece of paper/achievement, i could only see it being used for an ego/boasting purpose. which, of course, a lot of ultra-high achievers have.

    it can be used as an academic gauge, also. a school that pumps out many nat. ap scholars, obviously, can't be a terrible school. never graduating an AP scholar with honor might be a red flag. like the guy said above, also, it can show that whatever individuals achieve the award have reached a pretty advanced state while in high school, and have studied a good bit of subject areas at the college level. I dont think you could earn Nat AP scholar without being ready to take on college.

    but ANYWAY.... my old question:

    anyone know how many juniors get scholar with distinction??

    anyone, PLEASE? I need to know today...
  • llpitchllpitch Registered User Posts: 4,318 Senior Member
    Search for it on google. CB has an official list with each state's ap scholars and stuff.
  • trickysocksmantrickysocksman Registered User Posts: 576 Member
    AP Data 2007

    scroll to the bottom to "AP Scholar Data" or something and it lists each state by number of each kind of scholar, and the grade level of the student when they take their latest exams.

    So from my super late night calcs, in 2007, 717 people who explicitly said that they were 10th or 11th graders were National Scholars. So, that total doesnt include people 9-11 who did not report their grade level.
  • heerapatelheerapatel Registered User Posts: 129 Junior Member
    Can college students get these awards? I'm planning on transferring, so I was just curious.
  • yankeedoodleyankeedoodle Registered User Posts: 385 Member
    Not many for sure. But then again I think it could work to your disadvantage. I know a girl who received 5's on all the AP tests she took and received National AP Scholar and she got rejected for early admissions to the Ivies. She had great EC's and was successful at everything she did. Another girl who only took 4 AP's got accepted into Harvard, however.
  • gregbgregb Registered User Posts: 623 Member
    i got scholar with distinction last year as a sophomore, hopin to get national scholar this year though
  • zhuangjieyizhuangjieyi Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I got a 3 on my APEC exam and am thinking of retaking it to get the National AP Scholar Award...that of course, will need much effort such as restudying the 18 chapters and also paying another whooping $92...is it worth it?

    A 3 on APEC is completely fine for UCs I saw...so basically, the only reason for doing this would be to get that award...
  • Bostonhotti3Bostonhotti3 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    Why is National AP Scholar so "unimpressive?" And why should anyone's actions and decisions in high school be completely oriented to impressive "adcoms??" I think Nat AP Scholar is awesome because it gives you something to actually work for and learn the material for the exams instead of BSing everything. I'm working towards it because it will definitely give me a sense of accomplishment, regardless of what colleges think. I mean, learning is fun and the AP program is pretty awesome seeing as you can take such a wide variety of classes and learn so much in them. The AP classes I've taken/taking are: European History, Art History, Chemistry, Calculus BC, English Lang, Spanish Lang, Psychology, and US History. I have enjoyed EVERY single one of these classes and it just gives me a sense of achievement to know that I can actually get a 4 or 5 on the national exam...you guys shouldn't base everything you do on college admissions..it's actually only a very small part of your whole life...
  • goodluck1goodluck1 Registered User Posts: 219 Junior Member
    I am a ap national scholar in SC(after junior year).
  • proudpopproudpop Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    Congrats Goodluck!

    there were only 4 in 2008 in SC. My D just got after senior year (in VA) and is attending USC (yes, South Carolina). She starts with over 70 hours!

    Hope you are considering the Carolina Scholars Program at USC- it is awesome.
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