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AP or Community College

mhmdibrahimmhmdibrahim Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
edited September 2011 in AP Tests Preparation
I am curious because I have heard both sides. I'm taking classes at CC as a Dual Enrollment student. They supposedly count the same as AP class credits. However, it seems too good to be true for me. At community college you get to work at your own schedule, only one semester for 1 yr high school classes, and no AP Exam. So which is actually better?

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Replies to: AP or Community College

  • kamnn1kamnn1 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    I think it depends on the college you want to go to. My first choice college does not accept nor like dual credit/dual enrollment, so they want to see me in AP only.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 73,665 Senior Member
    State universities are usually very accepting of in-state community college courses -- check the state universities' transfer student web pages.

    In some cases, APs are slower paced so that a year long AP course may be equivalent to only a semester college course (e.g. AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics (if it is even accepted at all), AP Human Geography, AP Computer Science A (often considered less than a semester of college course), AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science), so if you are willing to handle actual college level work, you may find the community college course to be more reflective of that for some subjects.

    However, some private schools may not be as accepting of community college courses, or may not have pre-arranged agreements matching up the courses.
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