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This is not about the Test Preparation, but about should you take the class again in college

poetrymusicloverpoetrymusiclover Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
Hello :),
I am a senior from a highly regarded public high school. At my school 99% of students pass the AP exam and 85-90% are in the 4 and 5 range. To say my school in general is rigorous is an understatement. I start with this not to brag or be snotty but because I have a question about college courses. At the schools I am looking at a 4 or 5 counts for credit. Should I take the introductory classes again though, in Chemistry or Math?
AP's I took or am taking: (ones that I already took with the scores next to them)

AP Chemistry :4
AP US History: 5
AP Lang & Comp: 5
AP Psychology: N/A
AP Lit: N/A
AP Gov. & Politics: N/A
AB Calc: N/A

Replies to: This is not about the Test Preparation, but about should you take the class again in college

  • poetrymusicloverpoetrymusiclover Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    sorry there was no where else to post it
  • kkpanu9kkpanu9 Registered User Posts: 152 Junior Member
    Well, assuming your school's courses are as rigorous as you say they are, they are probably real college level courses, so you don't need to take them again in college.
  • poetrymusicloverpoetrymusiclover Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    ok thanks...I just keep hearing different things :)
  • billcshobillcsho Registered User Posts: 16,754 Senior Member
    It really depends on you and the school you are going. First, does the school give your credit or higher placement in that subject? Some school would not give credit to certain AP subject, or only give credit for score 5 on certain subject. Second, do you feel you are really secured with the knowledge and ready for the next class? Many students with CalcBC credit may go back to Calc 2 instead of moving onto Calc 3. Third, do you want to maximize your AP credit and graduate sooner, or you want to retake some class to boost your GPA? Some pre-med student will opt for the latter.
  • poetrymusicloverpoetrymusiclover Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    the school will accept my scores for credit, and yes I do, I guess the only one I question is my 4 in Chem (factors affected me that day that didn't allow me to get a 5), I believe I know the material pretty well but I want to major in the sciences, and I feel like a review would be good for me. On the other hand I want to avoid introductory lecture halls.
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