American student- can I send my AP scores after I send my application?

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    Currently, I have taken four AP tests, but the school I'm interested in wants five at a minimum. By May, I'll have completed seven AP tests. Can I send my application first and then send my AP scores once I've taken the tests?

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    (Original post by ekm9810)
    Currently, I have taken four AP tests, but the school I'm interested in wants five at a minimum. By May, I'll have completed seven AP tests. Can I send my application first and then send my AP scores once I've taken the tests?

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    The short answer is yes, you have to (see third paragraph below).

    My daughter is also American with AP scores. She just filled out the UCAS form with the scores she already has achieved and left blank scores for the ones she hasn't taken yet. I can't remember how the form looks, but there was some place you could differentiate by dates (May 2016 for ones she's taken, and May 2017 for ones she hasn't).

    I don't believe you send actual AP scores or any other kind of "proof" (i.e. transcript, ACT scores, etc) ahead of time. She didn't. She submitted her application about a month ago. Since then two of the universities she is applying to have asked for her to send the proof of her AP scores.

    I'm a little confused by your question though. You *have* to submit your application before your AP tests. AP exams are only given in May and your application has to be in by mid-January, assuming you are applying for next year.

    What will happen is that if the university needs those extra scores, you will get a conditional offer, meaning that you will have to send proof of achieving certain scores when the results are released in July before the offer is made unconditional. I'm not sure what your previous scores are or what the university requires (i.e. 5,5,5,5,5 or 5,5,5,5,4 etc.). What uni? That's a lot of AP scores to require. The schools she applied to required 3 (5,5,5 or 5,5,4 or 5,4,4).
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    (Original post by Remaxmac)
    The short answer is yes, you have to (see third paragraph below).

    My daughter is also American with AP scores. She just filled out the UCAS form with the scores she already has achieved and left blank scores for the ones she hasn't taken yet. I can't remember how the form looks, but there was some place you could differentiate by dates (May 2016 for ones she's taken, and May 2017 for ones she hasn't).

    I don't believe you send actual AP scores or any other kind of "proof" (i.e. transcript, ACT scores, etc) ahead of time. She didn't. She submitted her application about a month ago. Since then two of the universities she is applying to have asked for her to send the proof of her AP scores.

    I'm a little confused by your question though. You *have* to submit your application before your AP tests. AP exams are only given in May and your application has to be in by mid-January, assuming you are applying for next year.

    What will happen is that if the university needs those extra scores, you will get a conditional offer, meaning that you will have to send proof of achieving certain scores when the results are released in July before the offer is made unconditional. I'm not sure what your previous scores are or what the university requires (i.e. 5,5,5,5,5 or 5,5,5,5,4 etc.). What uni? That's a lot of AP scores to require. The schools she applied to required 3 (5,5,5 or 5,5,4 or 5,4,4).
    Thanks for clearing that up! I'm looking at King's College and Edinburgh which only require 3, but LSE wants 5 APs.
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    (Original post by ekm9810)
    Thanks for clearing that up! I'm looking at King's College and Edinburgh which only require 3, but LSE wants 5 APs.
    Awesome--good luck to you. I should have guessed LSE. Family friend of ours had a conditional offer for them and didn't meet it. They wanted 5 5's and he had one 4. He ended up at Edinburgh after a clearing scramble and is very happy.
 
 
 
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