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What is the score scale of AP Exams?

AP Exam – Score Scale

The final score for each AP Exam is reported on a 5-point scale that offers a recommendation about how qualified you are to receive college credit and placement:
5 = extremely well qualified
4 = well qualified
3 = qualified
2 = possible qualified
1 = no recommendation

The AP Program conducts studies in all AP subjects to compare the performance of AP students with that of college students in comparable college courses. These studies help set the “cut points” that determine how AP students composite scores are translated into an AP score of 1-5. AP Exam scores of 5 are equivalent to grades of A+ and A in the corresponding college course. AP Exam scores of 4 are equivalent to grades of A-, B+ and B in college. AP Exam scores of 3 are equivalent to grades of B-, C+ and C in college