Official AP scores are submitted electronically to Cal State Apply directly from College Board using the CSU system-wide code #3594. Scores sent to this code are available to all campuses you apply to. Paper copies are not accepted.
Official AP scores from College Board can be received by Cal State Apply at any point during the application cycle, even after your application is submitted; however, some campuses may have a deadline by which they want your scores posted. Once your official AP scores are attached to your application, they cannot be removed.
Submitting Your Official AP Scores to Cal State Apply
- Self-report your AP scores in the Standardized Tests section of the application and include your test date and AP ID. This must be listed for your official scores to be matched to your application. Visit the CSU website for additional help, including locating your AP ID.
- Provide code #3594 to College Board and request that your scores be released. Check with College Board about their turnaround and processing times.
- After College Board processing, scores are sent to Cal State Apply in batches and then posted to applications every day. Only scores that you requested using the CSU system-wide code #3594 will post to your application. You can view scores attached to your application in the Standardized Tests section of the Check Status tab.
Missing Test Scores
It is your responsibility to follow up on any missing AP scores in a timely manner. Before contacting Cal State Apply customer service, first confirm if and when College Board sent your scores to Cal State Apply.
If you confirmed that College Board sent your scores to Cal State Apply and your scores are not posted at least two weeks after your test date, contact customer service and provide them with the following details:
- First and last names
- Date of birth
- CAS ID
- Zip code
- AP ID
- Test date
- Date scores were sent by College Board
We will use this information to determine if we have received the batch and to locate your scores, if possible. If your scores aren't found, we will contact College Board to troubleshoot.
Note: if your name or date of birth appears differently on your AP than it does on your Cal State Apply application, your scores will not automatically post to your account. This often happens with applicants with hyphens, apostrophes, etc., in their names. Wait until College Board processes the scores, then contact customer service so they can manually connect the scores to your application.