Percentage of multi AP test takers

According to the College Board's AP director, Trevor Packer, using 2003 to 2006 data, 47.4 percent of AP students took just one AP test, 22.3 percent took two, 12.4 percent three, 7.2 percent four and 4.3 percent five. College admissions officers say three to five tests is fine if you are seeking admission to a very selective college. So, 69.7 percent of AP students took fewer, and 6.4 percent took more than five. Those who took six were 2.7 percent of the total; those taking seven were 1.6 percent.


<p>From the Washington Post</p>

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<p>Thought this could give people a reference to what they are doing. My son was shocked to know he was in such a small percentage. Here in NOVA everyone take at least 4.</p>

<p>I wonder what the percentage is for taking 8.</p>

<p>Wow, and I thought that taking 5 was a lot</p>

<p>Hehe I wonder what it is for 10+...probably like 0.09% lol</p>

<p>is that in a single year or accumulative through four years?</p>

<p>Sounds like a cumulative thing.</p>

<p>"using 2003 to 2006 data, 47.4 percent of AP..."</p>

<p>This is data from 4 different AP testing dates, so keep in mind this includes students who took one or 2 AP exams as a high school freshman in 2006. These types of people can skew the data.</p>

<p>articles pretty informative</p>

<p>strange, most people at my school take 5+. ive already taken 6 and plan on taking 4 next year.</p>

<p>I took one soph. year, 5 last year, and i'm taking 9 (tests, only 7 courses, because Physics C an Econ both have 2 tests) next year... would that mean I'm in like the .00001% who took 15? I think it's in one year, not cumulative.</p>

<p>I dont know any AP students that took just one AP test. Everyone at my school takes either none or an insane ammount. I took 3 and thought i was taking it slow...</p>

<p>If that's overall, I must be in a really small percentage lol, I took 1 sophmore year (only one allowed) and 3 this year, junior year</p>

<p>I plan to take 7 next year (b/c eco has 2)</p>

<p>This makes sense, as people have already mentioned. Economics & Physics C are potentially two tests each. US Government, Psychology, and Comparative Gov. are all semester classes at my school so a student could sign up for 2 tests right there.</p>