was wondering what course I should take next year. I'm currently a junior about to plan my senior schedule. For calculus, I was deciding between regular Calculus or AP Calculus AB (definitely not BC). I'm currently in Trig Honors and have a B+ after the first semester. My teacher recommended me for the normal Calc class, however I can "waive" into it. But if I were to waive and were to have a bad experience in the class next year and start getting like C's or D's and I drop out to normal calc, I get a "withdrawl" on my transcript which won't look good to colleges. I spoke to the AP Calc AB teacher and he said regular calc and AB are essentially the same, just AB goes much faster and a little more in depth.
Next year I am definitely taking 2 AP's (Italian and Stat) and maybe 3 depending on which Calc I took. My question is how much harder is AP Calc AB than normal Calc? Also, would colleges prefer struggling in AP or doing better in regular, because either way Calculus is still for college students. Also, speaking with students, they say the regular Calc class they still struggle to get B's. I'd rather struggle to get a B in AP than CP. I'd be fine with getting a B. Any answers would be largely appreciated. Thanks.
Also, would one or another be better if I plan in majoring in something business related?