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AP world history at Junior year

seesaw777seesaw777 2 replies1 threads New Member
edited August 27 in College Admissions
My daughter is taking AP Economics in junior year as part of humanities . Is there any requirement for colleges to take AP world history in high school .It seems most of her friends are doing AP wh..
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  • skieuropeskieurope 41677 replies8008 threads Super Moderator
    edited August 28
    There is no requirement for college for WH specifically with the exception of the UC s that require a year of non-US history. A very small number may recommend WH but as long as she is taking a social science, it's fine.
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  • seesaw777seesaw777 2 replies1 threads New Member
    What is i WN
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  • skieuropeskieurope 41677 replies8008 threads Super Moderator
    Typo. World history
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  • PikachuRocks15PikachuRocks15 515 replies2 threads Member
    @skieurope The UCs REQUIRE 2 years of history: 1 year of US history and 1 year of World or European History. Brown, where I go, does not require 2 years, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDS it.

    @seesaw777 If your daughter is able to take World History and hasn't taken European History, it's recommended to take it (required for UCs.) I took it as a Senior, and it's a much easier class than AP US History if your daughter has taken it, given that the course was redesigned last year to cover a smaller time period.

    See below for Brown's recommendations, which should meet the recommendations of most other similar colleges: https://bulletin.brown.edu/the-college/

    Note that Brown doesn't have any recommendations about social studies in-general (Psychology, Economics etc.) but DOES recommend history, likely because these are the harder classes at most schools.

    "Brown’s commitment to fostering a liberal education assumes that a candidate for admission will profit most from pursuing a comprehensive college preparatory program. A strong background in English (both literature and writing), foreign languages, mathematics, science, and history will enable students to benefit from the intellectual opportunities offered by Brown University. Brown considers the programs listed below to be a desirable secondary school preparation.

    English—four years with significant emphasis on writing, continued through the senior year;

    Mathematics —at least three years of college preparatory mathematics, preferably continued through the senior year;

    Foreign Language—at least three years, preferably continued through the senior year;

    Laboratory Science—at least two years of laboratory science above the freshman-year level. Prospective science or engineering students should take both physics and chemistry, and as advanced a level of mathematics as possible;

    History—at least two years, including American History;

    The Arts—at least one year of study in music or art;

    Elective Subjects—at least one year of elective academic subjects;

    Information Technology—facility with computers is recommended for all applicants.

    Exceptions may be made. The Board of Admission encourages the growth of innovative programs and welcomes applications from students of varying educational backgrounds who have shown outstanding intellectual promise. Exceptionally able students who are well-prepared to enter college before completion of secondary school may also be admitted, although such cases are unusual."

    Hope this helps! Good luck with admissions!
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  • skieuropeskieurope 41677 replies8008 threads Super Moderator
    @skieurope The UCs REQUIRE 2 years of history: 1 year of US history and 1 year of World or European History
    If you actually read my post, you will see I listed UC as an exception @PikachuRocks15
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  • PikachuRocks15PikachuRocks15 515 replies2 threads Member
    @skieurope Oops! Sorry! :sweat_smile:
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  • seesaw777seesaw777 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Thank you so much both .She took APHuman Geography ,Ap US history in 10th and honors History class in 9th grade. Hope this should be ok with colleges for history requirement.
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  • skieuropeskieurope 41677 replies8008 threads Super Moderator
    seesaw777 wrote: »
    Thank you so much both .She took APHuman Geography ,Ap US history in 10th and honors History class in 9th grade. Hope this should be ok with colleges for history requirement.

    AP Human Geography meets the UC world history reauirment, so she should be covered for any college. Additionally, e con is a great subject for every student. Good luck.
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  • pn24601pn24601 67 replies1 threads Junior Member
    At our CA high school, kid targeting selective schools who like history take a freshman non-AP world history (they have to), AP Euro in 10th, AP USH in 11th, and in 12th it's a mix of AP Econ and AP Comparative Governments (both a single semester).
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  • thealternativethealternative 102 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @pn24601 Do you know if a CA student can change the order of the last two years, ie. do AP Econ/Gov in 11th, then APUSH in 12th?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31022 replies481 threads Forum Champion
    @thealternative: It is up to your HS, which order you can take those classes. Cal states and UC’s only they require you take a US History course, World History (UC only) and a Government course but do not specify in which order. As long as you meet the requirements, you will be fine.

    CSU requirement: History and Social Science (including 1 year of U.S. history or 1 semester of U.S. history and 1 semester of civics or American government AND 1 year of social science)

    UC requirement: Two years of history, including:
    one year of world or European history, cultures and geography (may be a single yearlong course or two one-semester courses), and one year of U.S. history or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of civics or American government
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  • thealternativethealternative 102 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Thanks, @Gumbymom. The reason why I ask: my kid's high school schedule still has some mobility. Junior year will be difficult with math/languages; I thought if APUSH was in Senior year the reading/workload would be better distributed.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31022 replies481 threads Forum Champion
    Whatever works with the HS schedule should be fine. When filling out the college applications, the current and planned Senior year courses will be listed so admissions does know what classes will be completed by graduation.
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  • pn24601pn24601 67 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I don't know -- all my kids and their friends did them in that order. My kids will certainly know - I can ask.
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