What is considered passing on an AP exam?
AP exams are scored on a five-point scale, with test scores earning a three and above considered a passing grade by most universities. Some schools will give college credit for students earning a score of two on certain exams.
Does it look bad if you fail an AP exam?
You won’t get college credit. There is no punishment for failing an AP exam. Most colleges won’t reject on the basis you fail AP exams. They’re just a way to gain college credit.
Can you get a 0 on AP exam?
You can, however, receive a “no score” on an essay. For example, an essay that is blank, has a cat on it, or says “say hi to Mrs. Reay for me” would receive a no score. You can also receive a 0 on an essay as in you tried but received no points.
Do colleges really look at AP classes?
Colleges and universities look at everything on your transcript, including the grades you received in any AP classes you’ve taken and the score you received on the AP exam (assuming you submit your test results). Admissions officers could easily get the idea you may not be able to handle college-level work.