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How bad is a 4 for colleges?

yokomotoyokomoto Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
I just got back my results for Calc AB, and I got a 4. I'd like to major in computer science, and I'd like to get into colleges like UC Berkeley. Do you think that I'm screwed, or is there still a chance?

Sorry if this isn't the right forum. I was contemplating putting it in "What are my chances", but it seemed more appropriate here.

Thanks in advance!
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Replies to: How bad is a 4 for colleges?

  • aldfig0aldfig0 Registered User Posts: 932 Member
    I got 2 2s and a SAT score under 1900 and I still got accepted into Berkeley...
  • iluvpianoiluvpiano Registered User Posts: 2,033 Senior Member
    A 4 is good. 3 is passing, so 4 should be just fine, and AP scores aren't the biggest thing in admissions. Colleges may consider them, but I know people who have gotten into great colleges even with not-so-good AP scores. Are you taking BC next year? If you got a 5 on that, then AB probably won't make a difference.
  • ollegerolleger Registered User Posts: 1,567 Senior Member
    you'd be safer off not applying. flat out rejection with a 4. Sorry :/
  • Godot17Godot17 Registered User Posts: 244 Junior Member

    Seriously, a 3 and above in any AP exam is technically decent. It might be a little more impressive if you intended to be a liberal arts major, but one thing's for sure is you can't tip the admission scales to rejection with AP scores.
  • SableWarriorSableWarrior Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    What up with these people crying over a 4? A 4 is very good, considering a 3 = passing! :P Now if you had got a 1... well that means you just wrote your name on the paper... xD
  • rainbowroserainbowrose Registered User Posts: 1,804 Senior Member
    I got a 4 on 2 exams and 5's on the other 3 and still got into WUSTL.
  • zabdullahzabdullah Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    I didn't know the scores on the AP test mattered to college admissions.
  • yokomotoyokomoto Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Great, thanks for the responses everyone.
  • pastaloverpastalover Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    I got a 4 on calc ab and got into UCLA
  • LemonCatLemonCat Registered User Posts: 536 Member
    Out of the 3 AP tests I took when I applied to Berkeley, I got a 3, 4, and 5. And I still got accepted :) I'm going there this Fall, and I can totally say that AP scores are *not* the big picture. There are stills essays, overall GPA (weighted and unweighted), clubs, extra curriculars, jobs, etc.
    Good luck!
  • SableWarriorSableWarrior Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    ^ Stop **** him... A 4 is the same credit as a 5 at most schools.
  • TheFatAnorexicTheFatAnorexic User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 263 Junior Member
    start applying for mcdonalds now
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