I’m currently a junior and enrolled in AP Calculus BC. My school has two options for post-BC math: AP Stats and an Honors “Multivariable Calculus” (I think it’s just Calc 3, not really sure though). Most students in Multivariable at my school say that it’s easier than pre-Calc. I’m hoping to major in math in college. My first choice is UChicago.
Do you think it would help my application and my prospects in college more to take the Multivariable which might feed nicely into a college math curriculum (I’ve heard that AP Stats is only loosely related to math as a major) or to take AP Stats solely for the AP distinction (especially given that my school is very stingy with AP distinctions, you can only take 1 sophomore year 2 junior year and 3 senior year not counting the possible AP stats)?
Not sure if I’m being naive about this or anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!