I sent this email to the Cal Poly admissions last week.
I took a calculus course, which was intended to prepare me for the AP exam, but was not technically AP because it wasn't a-g approved at my school. I took the AP calculus ab exam and passed with a 4. When my GPA is recalculated at admissions, will it consider this course as AP with a scale that goes to 5?
This was the response I received today.
No. A pre-AP course is NOT an AP test nor is it an AP course. You cannot get AP credit for a pre-AP course. If you have entered any pre-AP courses as AP courses, then you must identify them to us immediately so we can make a change to your application. It will be very important that you have an accurate application prior to the selection process. If you have any questions, call the admissions office at 805-756-2311, Monday thru Friday, 12 noon to 5;00pm for assistance. Thank you.
Larry W. Hammons
Senior Admissions Advisor
Cal Poly University
San Luis Obispo, California
I don't know if this is one of those pre-written emails and I need to know if I made a mistake on the application. The Calculus course I took was not AP, but I passed the AB version of AP exam with a 4 so for the course, which I titled 'Calculus', I put yes to AP credit being earned for both semesters. Also, in other portions of the application I entered that I would be entering with AP college credit. On the Cal Poly website it doesn't say that you have to take the course to earn AP credit. Credit for Advanced Placement Exams - Programs and Planning - Cal Poly
So is anything wrong with my application and if so is it too late to fix it for ED?