If you earn high scores on multiple AP Exams, you’ll have the opportunity to win awards and recognition for your achievements.
The AP Program recognizes high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through AP courses and exams with the AP Scholar Awards. Although there is no monetary award, each award-winning student can view and print their certificate online, and the award is acknowledged on any AP score report that is sent to colleges after the award has been conferred.
|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.|
|State AP Scholar||Granted to the one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with scores of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP Exams, and then the highest average score (at least 3.5) on all AP Exams taken.|
|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.|
|International AP Scholar||Granted to the one male and one female student attending a school outside the United States and Canada that is not a DoDEA school with the highest average score on the greatest number of AP Exams. The minimum requirement is a score of 3 or higher on three exams.|
A few points about AP Scholar Awards
- The student’s average AP score is determined based on all exams taken this year and in previous years
- The student’s exam scores are checked to see which ones count toward the various AP Scholar Awards.
- Exams taken multiple times only count once; the highest score will be used for the award calculation.
- The AP Scholar Awards are academic distinctions that students may cite among their credentials on applications, resumes and so on. Students do not receive any monetary award from the College Board.