<p>Ivy league schools and other top tier colleges want to see 5's on AP tests, even if they aren't going to give you credit for them. Your AP scores factor into your admission decision. If you are in an AP class and making an A+ for the year because the course is easy and is not preparing you well enough for the AP test, and you do not conduct any study of your own, which of the following two scenarios is better:
1) You take the AP test with a high risk of not passing.
2) You do not take the AP test. </p>
<p>I don't know whether you are required to inform colleges you apply to of your AP test scores, whether they can get the information themselves, and whether colleges can tell from a school's profile which courses are blow-offs.</p>