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Rank AP exam difficulty

djd123djd123 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
edited October 2014 in AP Tests Preparation
I know this list is really wrong, but it would be very helpful if you just ranked a few. Also which of these would be best to self-study? Let's have them ranked from 1-10. (1 being the easiest)

Art History
Computer Science A
Environmental Science
European History
Government & Politics: Comparative
Government & Politics: U.S.
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Psychology
Statistics
United States History
World History

Replies to: Rank AP exam difficulty

  • guineagirl96guineagirl96 Forum Champion Math/Computer Science, Forum Champion Richmond Posts: 3,855 Forum Champion
    psych 1
    Stat 2
    Enviro 2
    Gov't US/Gov't Comp 2
    Macro/Micro 3
    CS 4
    art history 4
    world 5
    euro 6
    us history 6
    Music Theory 10

    Why do you want to self study? It won't help you in admissions, it won't increase your course rigor. If you want college credit and your school doesn't offer the course, then self studying may be in option. In this case, the easier APs may not help you because colleges tend not to give credit for them.
  • djd123djd123 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 42,124 Super Moderator
    I concur with guineagirl96, both on the rankings and questioning the motivation for self studying. If your school offers the course, colleges will prefer you to take the course.

    The easier tests to self study will also likely grant you no credit at top colleges, so in that case, there is no benefit other than self-satisfaction.
  • djd123djd123 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    I took those classes right off the list of AP credit exams from the college I wanted to go to so that shouldn't be a problem :) Anymore tips or rankings?
  • emenyaemenya Registered User Posts: 1,401 Senior Member
    Art History 4
    Computer Science A 3
    Environmental Science 1
    European History 7
    Government & Politics: Comparative 5
    Government & Politics: U.S. 5
    Macroeconomics 3
    Microeconomics 4
    Music Theory 9
    Psychology 1
    Statistics 2
    United States History 3
    World History 6
  • djd123djd123 Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    edited October 2014
    what are the top 5 easiest self-study exams??
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 42,124 Super Moderator
    what are the top 5 easiest self-study exams??
    Depends on the person, but in general, the ones with the lowest scores above :)

    In no particular order:

    Psych
    Stat
    Environmental Science
    US/Comp Gov
    Micro/Macro

    Also consider: CS if you have solid programming experience. The rest, I would not suggest self studying IMO. Again, I don't recommend self studying as a strategy at all.
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