The AP Capstone Diploma Program is a two-year program based on two AP courses:
The AP Capstone Diploma program offers two distinct awards with different requirements—the AP Capstone Diploma and the AP Seminar and Research Certificate. Many colleges recognize AP Capstone awards in their admissions process.
Earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of your choice. You can take the four additional AP Exams anytime during high school.
Earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research.
If you want to include the AP Capstone Diploma or the AP Seminar and Research Certificate as an accomplishment on your college application, I would encourage you to take the AP Seminar sophomore year and AP Research junior year.
It takes about 2 months for you to receive your AP scores after your test. There is a possibility you might not have your scores back before you're ready to submit your applications.