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How does AP credit save money?

notbobsagetnotbobsaget Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited May 2009 in Emory University
I've been hearing left and right that I should take as many AP tests as possible because it would save me money. But...how?

Emory's tuition is fixed. So taking less courses wouldn't save money at all.

And I've searched all over their website, but I couldn't find any information on graduating a year early.

So unless I'm wrong about the fixed tuition, this means that taking all those AP tests won't save any money at all.
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Replies to: How does AP credit save money?

  • amadaniamadani Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    Two ways:

    1) You could graduate a year or semester early

    2) Tuition during the final semester can be billed by credit hours. So, if you only need one class to graduate, you only pay for four credit hours (i.e. you won't be a full time student that semester).
  • notbobsagetnotbobsaget Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Thank you.

    But I've come across a page on Emory's website where it says that you have to pay full tuition if you're taking more than 12 credits. You only pay by credit if you're taking 12 or less credits.

    So does that mean that it's impossible to graduate a semester early? If you have to pay full tuition, you might as well take the max classes possible, right?
  • amadaniamadani Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    Taking fewer than 12 hours can only be done in your final semester (since you're technically not a full time student with fewer than 12). You definitely can graduate a semester early. You pay by the semester and not the year.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 25,796 Senior Member
    Or, do what some kids do and take a really light senior schedule (course wise) so you can write a thesis?
  • nahshimshimhaeyonahshimshimhaeyo Registered User Posts: 386 Member
    ap credit is gonna allow me to take 12 hours of credit every semester through college :)
  • notbobsagetnotbobsaget Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    I think Emory caps it at 32.
  • Leibow11Leibow11 Registered User Posts: 45 Junior Member
    Because of AP credits my D will be taking a normal course load and still graduate Emory in 3 years. It's actually the only school she was considering that will allow her to do that. Not the reason she decided on Emory but at $50K/year and no financial aid it is a bonus.
  • bourree13bourree13 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    The thing is, I've heard so many stories about how people waived their AP credits, and skipped the introductory classes to take harder classes. I'm sure a lot of people are willing to take the risk, but GPA is important in college too (especially going into grad school), and I think that while APs are good for graduating early, it makes life a lot harder (studying more, having to remember everything from sophomore or even freshman AP's in college, and just the fact that you're taking a harder class than other people around you). Which I guess is good. Depends on how much you're willing to challenge yourself during your transition into college.
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