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Internet Delivery

Colleges can choose to participate in Internet Delivery of Scores in addition to or in lieu of paper delivery by completing the College and University AP Score Reporting Services Order Form, sent to each college in April.

  • Schools may elect to participate in electronic score reporting at any time in the year. However, in order to receive scores electronically in time for initial July 2019 reporting, colleges must contact AP Services no later than May 15, 2019. Requests received after May 15 will be accommodated with follow-up score reporting.
  • Colleges that do not receive this form or that wish to make a modification to their current delivery model should contact AP Code Control at 609-771-7091 or email codecontrol@ets.org.

Internet Delivery: Format and Requirements

Internet Delivery of Scores is available free of charge in a non-delimited flat-file format (ASCII). Institutions will need to acquire or purchase the required software, either PGP Desktop Professional 2.6.2 and higher, or GnuPG 2.0 and higher. If you currently have GnuPG or PGP Desktop Professional, please make sure it is one of these supported versions that can create the 2048-bit RSA key required to receive AP score data electronically.

  • Internet delivery of scores uses an anonymous server.
  • After scores are processed, the electronic score report is placed on the server, triggering an email informing schools that data are available for download.
  • The email contains an internet address that can then be accessed to collect, save, and process the data.

Important Announcement - Effective July 2019

Some student AP numbers may be alphanumeric. The AP number field supports alphanumeric values, and the length and position of the field is not changing.

The College Board has provided the resources below to help you interpret the electronic files.

A Note About Reporting Social Security Numbers

As part of our continuing commitment to protect student privacy, as of July 1, 2018, paper and electronic AP student score reports delivered to your campus no longer contain Social Security numbers. This change coincided with the release of the AP scores for the May 2018 exam administration.

If you receive scores electronically, the file layout has not changed. The Social Security field will remain in the file so that the layout remains the same but the field will be blank.

Your campus may still receive Social Security numbers on paper archived score reports for students who last took an exam four years ago or earlier.

The College Board has provided a Matching Student Data Without Social Security Numbers (.pdf/584KB) guide to help you implement these updates.

For further questions about this change, please contact us at higheredssn@collegeboard.org.

A Note About Race and Ethnicity Changes in 2016

Beginning with the May 2016 exam administration, students were asked to answer an updated two-part race and ethnicity question that allowed them to select multiple races and ethnicities. View more information about the changes.

Contact AP

For more information about Internet Delivery of Scores, please contact: AP Code Control at 609-771-7091 or email codecontrol@ets.org.