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njlokk
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Hello. I am a junior and am currently enrolled in AP Calculus AB. I am doing well in the class, and am maintaining an A average pretty easily. However, I am not sure what I should take next year. I know that prestigious colleges generally view Calc BC much more favorably than Statistics, but there are a few factors that are making me unsure whether I should take it. First of all, at our school, AP Calculus BC covers both AB and BC curriculum, so if I were to take that next year I would essentially be repeating a lot of the stuff from this year. I actually was originally enrolled in BC this year after Honors Precalc last year, but after I got a D on the first test I pretty much realized that I was not going to do too well and that I would be better served in AB. Part of the reason for this is the teacher is EXTREMELY difficult. Out of all of the very top students in that class, I know only 2 or 3 that manage to get an A. Obviously this worries me as I would like to keep my GPA as high as possible (currently it is a 4.0 so I would rather not have it go down...). AP Stats on the other hand is quite easy at my school and I could easily get an A in it. Basically my question is this: would I be better served taking Calc BC and getting a lower grade or taking AP Stats and getting an A, in terms of how colleges would view me? Please note that I my intended college major is either International Relations or Economics, so it's not as if I am a hardcore engineering or math type of person.

So yeah, what should I take? Thanks!

So yeah, what should I take? Thanks!

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## Replies to: Senior Year - AP Calc BC or AP Statistics?

27New Member64Junior Member73,759Senior MemberStatistics is generally useful for any social studies major. However, AP statistics is not always accepted by colleges. Check the colleges you are considering.

Note that the economics major can be math-heavy. Minimal math requirements for economics are a year of freshman calculus and a semester of statistics, which will be used in intermediate microeconomics and econometrics. Students intending to go to graduate school in economics take more advanced math courses, including junior level math courses for math majors, and more in-depth statistics courses, as well as math-heavy versions of intermediate microeconomics and econometrics, if available.

3New MemberThanks!

64Junior Member64Junior Member210Junior MemberCalc if you want the college credit and have the advantage of a high school setting instead of taking it in college

168Junior Member45Junior Member64Junior Member21New Member64Junior Member3,299Senior Member381Member