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okineedhelp
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So I took AP Calc AB this year, and I made a high A and probably made a 5 on the AP exam. As a senior next year, should i take BC? AB was a little stressful, and I am sure BC is too. Right now I have 2 free periods that I will most likely use for college apps. Should I give up one free period to take BC? I just wonder if it matters because I am hoping to get into an Ivy League so will BC give me good credit compared to AB? So far it seems that most schools give some credit for BC but it doesn't seem like that much more than AB will get me. I am not going to major in anything math either so advice????????

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## Replies to: AP Calc BC?

36,740Super Moderator15New Member348MemberAlso, even if you don't manage to get credit, all colleges like to see you continue to challenge yourself by taking difficult classes senior year.

15New Member36,740Super Moderator2,947Senior Member36,740Super Moderator2,947Senior MemberThanks, actually the way our HS works is that students who are on the honors track take a course in junior year that leads into BC but is not AB. AB is for students who have dropped out of the honors track before 11th grade and take pre-calc in junior year with the non-honors seniors. Students who don't go into BC after honors in 11th grade go into AP stats or just don't take math senior year. They are not permitted to take AB. From my reading on CC, this seems like a different approach from many other schools.

38,213Senior MemberHowever if you're in IB I'm guessing you ARE taking math, and in this case I don't quite understand your question - whether you're taking math SL or HL, you should be good.

Did you take AB *on top of* IB math? In that case you don't need any extra math class this year.

44Junior MemberAre you taking Math HL? If so, you should be okay. If not, you need a math class if you are interested in Ivies. In any case, two free periods seems like a bad idea.

4,759Senior MemberWhat subject tests are you planning to take?

1,116Senior MemberAB -> Calculus I

BC -> Calculus II

If you're an engineer it'll save you one semester on prerequisites so you can go straight to the Calculus based physics courses then to the actual engineering courses.

97Junior Member