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TRUFFLIEPUFF
- Posts: **1,999** Senior Member

apparently her school curriculum for the highest honors in mathematics goes:

Algebra I Honors --> Geometry Honors --> Algebra II/Trig Honors --> Math Analysis (Precalculus)/Calculus A Honors --> AP Calculus BC

& she goes to a top school too, one that sends many to prestigious schools, including math & science schools such as MIT & Caltech

so i was wondering. do colleges favor BC over AB as Math IIC SAT is favored over Math IC SAT? is this even feasible? if so i think i might just do Calculus I at a CC and do BC next year.

Algebra I Honors --> Geometry Honors --> Algebra II/Trig Honors --> Math Analysis (Precalculus)/Calculus A Honors --> AP Calculus BC

& she goes to a top school too, one that sends many to prestigious schools, including math & science schools such as MIT & Caltech

so i was wondering. do colleges favor BC over AB as Math IIC SAT is favored over Math IC SAT? is this even feasible? if so i think i might just do Calculus I at a CC and do BC next year.

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## Replies to: Weird...my friend will only be doing AP Calc BC instead of AB then BC?

2,530Senior MemberAt least the ones in my area.

If you're in Honors Pre-Cal (or the equivalent), you go to BC if you want too.

4,590Senior MemberAt some (most?) schools Calc BC starts from the beginning of Calc, with limits. Other schools break it up into Calc AB, and then BC after AB.

2,024Senior MemberFor other students, it's all the same classes without the honors designation, and then Calc AB.

Some kids who finish Calc AB by their junior year decide to take BC senior year (I would never subject myself to another more difficult year of the same subject, yuck)

1,999Senior Memberit's basically the same until the Precalculus & Calculus part

it goes

.. -> Math Analysis Honors -> AP Calculus AB -> AP Calculus BC

wttfffffffffff

280Junior MemberI'm pretty sure most schools do this (ours is a top school as well, ~20 kids every year go to HYPS)

16,060Senior Member1,999Senior Member1,330Senior MemberI think that schools shouldn't make AB a requirement for BC. If I self-studied AB in 2-3 months then there's definitely time to teach all the BC material.

1,999Senior Member1,330Senior MemberIf I can do all that and still self-studied Calc AB and without a doubt passed it, then schools definitely shouldn't make Calc AB a perquisite for BC; it's utterly time-wasting. A lot of other smart math people at my school will only take up to Calc AB because of the policy by the time they're seniors. I feel bad for them.