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Did one misclick ruin my chances in ED?

GjjfcmkfbGjjfcmkfb Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
First off, Happy Thanksturkey Day!

Upon reviewing my application for ED, I came upon the realization that rather than selecting "graduating high school senior with college credit", I selected "graduating high school senior WITHOUT college credit". To be blunt, will this in any way affect my chances of being admitted? I know that we report our classes and give our official transcript so I do not expect it to be a problem. I just wanted some reassurance :D
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Replies to: Did one misclick ruin my chances in ED?

  • Reef2ReefuserReef2Reefuser Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
    So you have college credit, just forgot to enter it in the application?
  • GjjfcmkfbGjjfcmkfb Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    @Reef2Reefuser yes, I took ap classes throughout high school
  • andrewmcdonaandrewmcdona Registered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
    Ap classes aren't college credit. College credit is if you took classes at a local college.
  • bodanglesbodangles Registered User Posts: 9,185 Senior Member
    ^ Except good scores on the corresponding exams can give you college credit. Perhaps that's something to ask the admissions offices.
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 24,964 Forum Champion
    edited November 2015
    @Gjjfcmkfb: Call admissions and see what they say. If you put the AP classes and grades on your CSU application, they will know you took the classes.

    @andrewmdona: For the CSU application, if you took AP classes these are considered for college credit.
    From CSU Mentor FAQ:
    You can earn college credit for completing AP examinations with a score of 3 or better or by passing higher-level International Baccalaureate examinations with passes of 4 or higher.
  • newapplicantnewapplicant Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    So if I have AP exam with score greater than 3, I should choose "graduating high school senior with college credit"? Please confirm. Thanks.
  • Northwood16Northwood16 Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
    My counselor told me AP classes don't count.
  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,014 Senior Member
    Some schools allow dual enrollment registration with a local college or university. That will transfer as college credit. AP will not. It is possible for a class to be both. In that case use it which ever way is strongest.
  • Reef2ReefuserReef2Reefuser Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
    On my application I put that I am graduating hs with some college credit. I passed the APUSH exam, but I also took an online college class for English and earned 4 credits from that.
  • eyemgheyemgh Registered User Posts: 5,014 Senior Member
    Online and dual enrollment bring credits in, AP does not. They will give college credit for AP, but only AFTER you are enrolled. Make sense.
  • humanacidtriphumanacidtrip Registered User Posts: 126 Junior Member
    edited November 2015
    http://www.calstate.edu/sas/documents/freshmaninstructions.pdf

    "Graduating high school senior with college credit” means you:
    • Are currently a senior in high school and have or will have earned some college credit - either by taking a
    college course (prior to the end of the summer immediately following high school graduation) or earning credit via
    AP or IB exams.

    If I selected "Graduating high school senior with college credit" because I passed some AP exams, am I good, screwed, or is it not that big of a big deal?
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC Posts: 24,964 Forum Champion
    @humanacidtrip: According the CSU Mentor application information, if you have passed your AP exams then you should be marking "Graduating high senior with college credit". That is what my 2 son's and neice marked when they applied. It should be no big deal either way, since SLO will decide what credit you get.
  • GjjfcmkfbGjjfcmkfb Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Can someone give me his/her opinion if my chances of admission are anyway affected? Some reassurance besides Gumbymom would be nice. I don't they think they are because I'm aware our classes are calculated into the MCA score and whether we took AP classes will affect that. Or so I hope...
  • Reef2ReefuserReef2Reefuser Registered User Posts: 121 Junior Member
    I would say you would be fine. I do not think your admission will be at risk because of this.
  • usamomusamom Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
    My son also checked "graduating high school senior WITHOUT college credit" even though he has passed/will pass several AP exams. We called Admissions (after submitting the application) with some other questions and this issue came up. The Admissions Advisor we spoke with said he could/should have checked "graduating high school senior with college credit" based on his AP exams, but that it is not a consideration for admission so it wouldn't matter. He said once they request transcripts and other documents (after being accepted and after graduation), that the AP credit would be applied, but that the issue of "graduating high school senior with or without college credit" had absolutely no bearing on evaluation for admission. They look at the items listed in previous posts about the MCA, and confirmed here: http://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/freshman/criteria.html. Hope that helps.
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