Accurate AP Score Calculators for 2023

Wondering how to predict your potential AP exam score? Or maybe you’re still trying to understand how AP® scores are calculated? Fortunately, the team at Exam Strategist has your back.

Together, we’ve assembled the most complete (and accurate) suite of AP score calculators around to help you stay motivated and track your progress toward achieving a 3, 4, or 5 come exam day. 

AP Score Calculators for 2023


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We’ve linked to the relevant scoring guides and worksheets from each individual subject score calculator. However, you may also find them on the College Board’s AP courses hub.

Why Use AP Score Calculators?

The best way to improve your performance on AP exams is by practicing with actual test questions from past exams. Specifically, we like to recommend that students complete the previous years exam and grade their performance using our AP score calculators. This will help you determine whether you are close to any potential score cutoffs or on track for your target score. 

Frequently Asked Questions: AP Score Calculators

For many exams, correctly answering 70% of the total available points will result in a 5. However, this is not always true. For example, AP English Language and AP English Literature required students to correctly answer 74.7% and 76% respectively to earn an AP score of 5 in 2022. 

Generally speaking, correctly answering 75% of the total available points on an AP test would imply an A or A- letter grade for most college courses. 

No, if you only answer 50% of the questions correctly on an AP test, you are extremely unlikely to score a 5. As an example, one of the hardest AP exams, AP Physics C: Mechanics, had a 55.6% cutoff to earn a 5 in 2022. 

On most AP exams, a 50% will likely result in an AP score of 3. However, scoring a 50% on some of the harder AP exams such as AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism will earn you a 4. Similarly, scoring a 50% on some of the easier exams such as AP Psychology, may result in an AP score of 2.  

AP Score Calculators (Complete List)

We hope you find our AP score calculators helpful and accurate. Please don’t hesitate to write to us with any questions or concerns you may have. And best of luck on your 2023 AP exams! 


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