JC Classes instead of AP Classes for High school students: Question!!
How colleges, secifically UC's and even more specifically UC berkeley (lol) feel about high school students taking transferable courses at junior college's instead of AP's at ones high school?
My sophomore year i took one semester of poli scie and one semester of US history in Lou of AP US history at my school (since I knew that AP US history would not fit into my junior year schedule), and junior year is when students at my school are generally designated to take AP or Ac us history. I did this because I knew I wanted to be in AP Biology junior year and can't have more than 6 periods at school.
Also, Junior year (this year) I'm taking psychology this semester (our school doesn't offer AP psych) as an elective at a junior college. And next semester will probably take macro (or micro) economics and astronomy. Oh, and I will be taking AP physics as a senior, I'm not taking astronomy as a way out of taking physics as some people do. It just seems like an interesting class and I want 5 years of science. Also, I'm planning on taking econ next semester, then poli scie 2 during the first semester of my senior year to make room for AP euro history. So, my reasons for taking JC classes instead of AP classes at school are justified (they just dont fit in with my schedule and all the other classes I want to take).
The JC I'm taking the classes at is actually pretty reputable and provides challenging coursework, basically he equivalent of what an AP class would be like with lots of essay's and tons of tests.
Is this OK? What do u guys think of this? For those of you from Cali, will these JC classes give me extra points in my UC GPA? Is it viewd as somewhat "slacker-ish" to take JC instead of AP classes?