Today is the day that hours of endless studying and preparation are paid off. Today is the day numerous review guides and study books are thrown away. Today is the day many high school students have been anxiously awaiting.
Today is the day AP scores arrived.
For some it was horror seeing an unwanted score, while for some it was pure excitement knowing they are receiving college credit. But there was one universal feeling that every student felt: anxiety.
AP prepping starts a year in advance. Teens are given summer homework; which is only a sneak preview to what they'll experience later on in the school year. And through every essay they wrote and every book they read, there was one goal in mind: pass the AP test.
AP tests are scored on a scale of 1-6, 6 being the highest possible score. A score of 3 is where college credits start to be received; a score that seems nearly impossible to reach.
Tests range from around 2-4 hours; full of multiple questions that have endless answers and three essays in an hour and a half.
If that doesn't sound like fun, I don't know what fun is.
After hours of difficult testing and months of anxious preparation, students anxiously wait for the day they find out if they wrote enough essays, read enough books, and analyzed enough pieces to receive college credit.
Today is that day.