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AP Scores vs. Grades

100point0swag100point0swag Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
edited February 2012 in College Admissions
Essentially, if you were given only one of these options, which one would you consider the more important of the two?
An A in the class and a 4 on the AP Exam, or a B in the class and a 5 on the AP Exam?
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Replies to: AP Scores vs. Grades

  • LaggingLagging Registered User Posts: 1,162 Senior Member
    I'd think an A and a 4. 4s and 5s are both good scores and acceptable to most colleges. GPA is usually more important than AP test scores
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 73,636 Senior Member
    Get an A in the course and a 5 on the test so you don't have to worry about that.

    For admissions, A in the course. For college credit, 5 on the test.
  • stephaniealflstephaniealfl Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member
    B in the class and a 5 on the exam, in my opinion. Colleges know that every teacher grades differently; some are harder than others or easier. On the AP exam everything is the same...it's more fair.
  • DreadpiritDreadpirit Registered User Posts: 491 Member
    I would say the A and 4 is slightly better.

    The problem with getting a B (in almost all schools) is that it doesn't show that you are willing to put in the effort day in day out in the class.

    The 5 show that you can master the material when you feel like it, but the B might say that you don't always feel like it.

    Throw this analysis out the window if your HS is one where nobody gets straight A's. In that case I would say its a toss up between A/4, B/5.
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