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Too many AP's..?

Dylan123Dylan123 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
edited November 2012 in AP Tests Preparation
Freshman: 2
Sophomore: 3
Junior: 4
Senior: 5

Everyone in my grade tells me I'm insane. Am I really?
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Replies to: Too many AP's..?

  • FortunateFiascoFortunateFiasco Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    I would ask what APs they are and also take into account what time you have and your work ethic. For instance, AP Calc or Chem versus AP Psych would be two completely different things. I plan on taking 4 APs junior year and 5 senior year as well, but certain classes, as you can imagine, require more of a time commitment than others.
  • Dylan123Dylan123 Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Here's a VERY rough idea of what those AP classes would be:

    9th: Already done and completed
    10th: Taking Ap bio, Ap WH, and Ap Studio art 3D(Considered barely an AP class at my school)
    11th: Ap Chem., APUSH, Ap Cal-AB, and Ap Lang
    12th: Ap Lit, Ap Gov., Ap Cal-BC, Ap Euro History, and either Ap Psysics or Ap Art History
  • aoederaoeder Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    It'd do-able as long as you are dedicated.
    I'm doing 4 this year. (Comp Sci, Calc BC, Physics B, Stats)
  • FortunateFiascoFortunateFiasco Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Based on how things are at my school and what people have to say on these forums, I'd say that your junior year looks most challenging, the general consensus being that Calc, Chem and APUSH are all considered difficult courses (which is relative, anyhow).

    Depending on the teacher and yourself you should be able to push through, regardless. I think you'll be ok senior year. I wonder whether you meant to type AP Psych or Physics, but either way I think you'll do ok. You can speak with the AP teachers for next year from now as I'm currently doing and judge yourself based on your current progress.
  • dirkslam41dirkslam41 Registered User Posts: 732 Member
    no 4-5 ap's are doable. I did 4 in my junior year. And will do 4 my senior year. Just make sure you really put effort into studying for them.
  • emzagemzaemzagemza Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    i think the amount of AP's you are doing as long as you can manage it yourself. I did 4 both my junior and senior years as well and its not that bad as long as you are interested in the topics and not just taking the class to take an ap
  • emzagemzaemzagemza Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Also the AP tests are easy generally and they give you college credit so why not take as many as you can handle?
  • dirkslam41dirkslam41 Registered User Posts: 732 Member
    I wouldn't say AP exams are easy. Also remember, just cause you take an AP class doesn't mean you have to take the exam- some do it for the gpa. That's kinda true for me, I'm in 6 AP but will only take 4 exams (won't take music theory or environmental sci)
  • clienkclienk Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
    Sophomore year, you'll have a lot to memorize, and, junior year, you will have the greatest homework load possible, just from Chem and APUSH.

    Senior year should be relaxing, though Euro will probably be a lot of work. I always wonder how they slow BC down enough to make it a second full year after AB.

    But why plan it all out now?
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 64,419 Senior Member
    clienk wrote:
    I always wonder how they slow BC down enough to make it a second full year after AB.

    Well, same as how they slow AB down to take a whole year instead of a semester or slightly more that the same material would take in college.

    Better high schools would offer BC as a one year course for students who have just completed precalculus (i.e. same speed as a college course, not half speed like the high schools that make you take AB one year, then the rest of BC the next year).

    A lot of other AP courses are commonly one year high school courses that cover what a one semester college course covers (e.g. psychology, statistics, human geography, environmental science, chemistry, physics C mechanics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, US government). So be careful of equating AP courses to actual college courses that cover the material at a much faster pace. And some of these are normally considered to be easy college courses at most colleges.
  • dirkslam41dirkslam41 Registered User Posts: 732 Member
    lol I totally agree , junior year was the toughest year ever
  • SleepingAwaySleepingAway Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Your AP Schedule looks alright, I actually wish I distributed my APs out more evenly like urs

    2 during freshman year is manageable and so is 3 during soph. year
    ur junior/senior years are challenging but keep motivated and it'll be doable
  • icesummericesummer Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    I think it's fine. I did 4 soph + junior year, and I'm doing 6 this year and it's not that bad.
  • Semelsam13Semelsam13 Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    Hey, join the club of insane-juggling-five-AP-classes students. We lack sleep and we carry a lot of books.
  • WeekndWeeknd Registered User Posts: 998 Member
    taking 5 AP/Aice classes as a sophmore /: not that bad, but my sleeping schedule is terrible.
    next year im taking 6 AP/Aice
    and Senior year im taking 7APs
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