I'm going to be a sophomore next year. And I am deciding weather or not to take Pre-Ap Algebra 2 or Take Regular Algebra 2. I Made an 86 last year for the whole year in Regular Geometry. I was wondering if any one could give me advice. I dont know if it would be work taking pre-ap algebra 2 if math is my weakest subject. Plus I do gymnastics 3 (M,W,F) times and track Tuesdays and Thursdays. So I wanted to know if taking pre-ap algebra 2 would be something that I should take in high school if I am planning to be pre-med in college. Even though all my other core classes and Spanish are pre-ap and world history is AP.
GreenDayFanPosts: 3,928Registered UserSenior Member
what the hell is this Pre-AP stuff. Why don;t they just call it honors algebra 2. And it depends on what colleges you are considering. If you want to go to a top college, you need to take the toghest courseload possible, if you are applying to a not so uber selective college/university, then do whatever and do your best. Good Luck
CDN_dancerPosts: 2,579Registered UserSenior Member
GreenDayFan, I guess calling it "Pre-AP" makes it sound better...*shrug*
The Gymnast08, one of the requirements for undergrad pre-med is Calculus, and it seems like a lot of universities are asking high school students to take a calculus course while in high school (prep for the college level I guess). It might be best to take Pre-AP Algebra. I'm not sure what the requirements are at your school, but for me, students interested in taking Calculus are required to take the advanced math course.
I live in Texas too, and for some reason the courses are named "pre-ap whatever" so it's not just his school. However, I'm pretty sure they are equivalent to honors classes.
I would go ahead with the Pre-AP, too. And it seems that most people are either really good at geometry and love it, but not so great at Algebra...or vice versa. So I wouldn't assume that just because you got an 86 in Geometry that math was one of your weak subjects.
Pre-AP algebra 2? lol what the hell is that? The only class AP that could be preparing you for is calculus, and that would be like two years after at least...
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The Gymnast08, one of the requirements for undergrad pre-med is Calculus, and it seems like a lot of universities are asking high school students to take a calculus course while in high school (prep for the college level I guess). It might be best to take Pre-AP Algebra. I'm not sure what the requirements are at your school, but for me, students interested in taking Calculus are required to take the advanced math course.