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Unsure of what AP classes to take?

LoveforLitLoveforLit Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2013 in High School Life
I'm just planning out my junior and senior year and I cannot decide what APs to take in the math and science fields. For math, my options are Calculus AB or BC or Stats (one for junior year, one for Senior). Science options for senior year are physics B and environmental science. My problem is that I am not planning on going into a fields that requires much of this knowledge except for Stats (journalism). Some of these classes aren't offered at an honors level, but a lower, basic level. For example, there are two environmental science classes at my school. One is a basic level and the other is AP. I would much rather take AP because it is my level and, of course, offers college credit. So my questions are: If you were in my position, what would you do? And do colleges care if, let's say, a student not majoring in a STEM major doesn't take the hardest class (APES over Physics)? Thank you so much for any help, and sorry if this isn't in the appropriate section of the site!
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Replies to: Unsure of what AP classes to take?

  • ybrown234ybrown234 Posts: 518Registered User Member
    My thoughts: take whichever calculus class you are comfortable with junior year, and save stats for senior year. If you have not taken a physics class before senior year, take physics B over ES. Take AP/Honors versions of all these classes where available.
  • LoveforLitLoveforLit Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    Ybrown234- Thank you! One question-Why should I take physics over ES if I have not taken a physics class before? Or are you saying if I did take physics I should take AP?
  • ybrown234ybrown234 Posts: 518Registered User Member
    I'm saying try to take AP in every class it's available, including stats and calc.

    Colleges expect to see you taking science classes with lab components such as physics, and most students applying to college have at least 1 year of biology, chemistry and physics by the time they leave high school.
  • LoveforLitLoveforLit Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    Ybrown234- Okay, thank you again! I think I'll do AP Calc AB junior year and AP Stats and AP Physics senior year.
  • PaintallthestuffPaintallthestuff Posts: 339Registered User Member
    I agree with LoveforLit
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