The College Board recently announced changes to Advanced Placement®(AP) Exam content and formats for spring 2020. UC recognizes the effort that students have already applied in these challenging courses and will award UC credit for 2020 AP Exams completed with scores of 3, 4, or 5, consistent with previous years. Three reasons why you should take an AP Exam: 1. A good score may earn college credit: 90% of US colleges and universities provide credit and/or advanced placement of qualifying AP exam scores. College credit awarded based on AP exam scores can save you a lot of money. A good exam score DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY qualify you for college credit. Dec 23, 2020 · Receiving a 3, 4, or 5 is generally accepted as scoring well on an AP® exam. According to the College Board a 3 is ‘qualified,’ a 4 ‘well qualified,’ and a 5 ‘extremely well qualified.’. Depending on the school you plan to attend, college credits may be offered for scores within the 3-5 range.