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4 on 2020 AP Comp Sci Principles

highschool9highschool9 0 replies1 threads New Member
I am a rising junior who received a 4 on AP Comp Sci Principles, and 5s on my other two exams. I only took the class to complete my school's required tech credit, and my extracurriculars and future plans do not include computer science.

I am planning to apply to Top 20 schools. Should I self-report the 4, retake the test next year, or withhold the 4?
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  • 2025girlie2025girlie 12 replies0 threads New Member
    Don’t retake the test.
    If I were you I’d report it. If you’re still unsure, check the college’s ap credit policy. If they’ll give you credit for it, you should definitely report it
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2835 replies48 threads Senior Member
    2025girlie wrote: »
    . If they’ll give you credit for it, you should definitely report it
    An applicant can withhold an AP score for admissions and report it after being admitted for credit/placement consideration.

    So whether credit is received has no bearing on a decision to report a score on an application.

    OP, I’d go ahead and report a 4, but it probably won’t make a difference either way.

    Certainly don’t bother retaking it next year. The chance of improving a score a full year after taking a course is very small.
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