AP Scholar Awards


Did you know that the College Board awards the hard work that your kids and you go through for AP program?

The AP Program offers several AP Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. Although there is no monetary award in addition to receiving an award certificate, this achievement is acknowledged on any score report that is sent to colleges the following fall. Notifications about AP Scholar Awards are sent to students and schools in September of each year.

Award levels

  • AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams
  • AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams
  • AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams
  • National AP Scholar: Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams

From the 2014 result, there were 530,285 AP Awards, out of these:

  • AP Scholar: 240,265
  • AP Scholar with Honor: 101,886
  • AP Scholar with Distinction: 159,779
  • National AP Scholar: 28,853

Check out this link from the College Board for more detail.

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