#1
about AP classes?

I'm thinking about dropping them. Because I don't feel like I can perform up to standard for them.

As far as Standard classes go, I can have those NAILED haha. I've heard that compared to AP it's beyond easy.

So my question is, if I can keep up my GPA and do well on the SATs, would not having AP classes on my resume make any difference?
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about AP classes?

I'm thinking about dropping them. Because I don't feel like I can perform up to standard for them.

As far as Standard classes go, I can have those NAILED haha. I've heard that compared to AP it's beyond easy.

So my question is, if I can keep up my GPA and do well on the SATs, would not having AP classes on my resume make any difference?


AP classes are taken for college credit. If you don't want to have to take those courses in college, just get them done in high school. So, if you want to get a part of college and high school done at the same time, take the AP Classes.

That is, if you can pass the exams. Most require a 4 on the exams to get credit nowadays.
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#3
i've heard that colleges would rather you do not so well in ap classes than do very well in regular classes. but i don't know from experience...
if you think you might fail, though, you should probably drop them.
would you be able to take advanced?
#5
Stay in it and do well on the AP tests. They truly do save you a ton of time and money. I was luckily able to test out of a lot of core classes and enjoying the flexibilty in my schedule.
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#6
They put a lot of emphasis on the value of AP classes, like how you challenge yourself versus taking the easy way out. If you get decent grades and challenge yourself, I think it's equal or better value on your transcript. Plus you can get college credit if you pass the test.
But if you don't think you can perform up to standard, they might be a little hard.
#7
i took 4 AP classes and it was a nightmare. I passed one, so i guess its worth it.

But they sucked ass.
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#10
Well, I just did campus visits. One person asked the same question, if you struggle in AP and get a b or so, but in regular English you can get a A then take regular English. They would rather see the high grade, than having you struggle in a class
#11
if you're smart and you test well they're cake
if not try to keep at least something in what you're gonna major in
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#12
theyre really not as bad as everyone makes them out to be

and it really does help to take as many AP/IB classes as colleges do look at difficulty of classes
#13
I dropped APUSH and instead im taking AP Art History.
Colleges like them, but I mean your still gonna get into college if you dont take them. My counslor(sp) said most colleges would rather you get an A in an honors class than a C or below in an AP class. Some colleges dont even count the AP credit if you got a 3 on the test(according to my ex-APUSH teacher).
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AP classes are taken for college credit. If you don't want to have to take those courses in college, just get them done in high school. So, if you want to get a part of college and high school done at the same time, take the AP Classes.

That is, if you can pass the exams. Most require a 4 on the exams to get credit nowadays.

only public schools in your state accept AP credits. some private schools do, but most don't so some classes like AP spanish/any language is useless because you have to take it again in college(i think)
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I dropped APUSH and instead im taking AP Art History.
Colleges like them, but I mean your still gonna get into college if you dont take them. My counslor(sp) said most colleges would rather you get an A in an honors class than a C or below in an AP class. Some colleges dont even count the AP credit if you got a 3 on the test(according to my ex-APUSH teacher).


it's true that quite a few of them don't count the score if you got a 3 or below
(but why drop APUSH? that was such an easy exam)

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only public schools in your state accept AP credits. some private schools do, but most don't so some classes like AP spanish/any language is useless because you have to take it again in college(i think)


public schools outside of your state accept AP credits, but not dual-enrollment generally assuming you get an acceptable score
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Do your marks get scaled like in IB? if they do your mark honestly shouldn't be very different from what you otherwise would get. But you shouldn't do it just for college credit because I don't think they actually give you that much credit for how much work you do, if you actually enjoy higher learning and the environment of others that also do then I think it can be worth it, but the easiest root is just to take normal class and then an extra course or two in college.
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it's true that quite a few of them don't count the score if you got a 3 or below
(but why drop APUSH? that was such an easy exam)


Because there were 96 kids taking it, and 3 classes for it so each class had roughly 30+ kids, and they were thinking about either making kids switch out or do virtual AP which would suck having to do it all via the computer. And if they're thinking of making people switch out then I might as well drop it than have them make someone else switch out when they really wanna be in the class.

Plus I'm one of those lazy smart kids, not the average hard working ones. So it sounded like too much work
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