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AP fiasco.

elleddelledd Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
So I want to major in either Biology or Chemistry with a co-major in global health, or global health and co-major child/maternal health. For colleges to see that I am really interested in those majors should I take AP chem junior year and Ap bio senior year. or Ap calc ab junior and bc senior. Mind you that AP calc will mess up my dual enrollment courses and I really like how they are going. I also plan on taking Gen Bio 1&2 junior year and Gen Chem 1&2 senior year at my community college. I thought taking a lot of science base courses because i want to major in the sciences would make colleges see you as determined.

Replies to: AP fiasco.

  • allyphoeallyphoe Registered User Posts: 2,327 Senior Member
    Taking both the AP and the community college equivalent of those classes is not going to say "determination."
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 43,611 Super Moderator
    I'm missing the part that this is a fiasco.

    You should take advanced science and math courses; it's not either/or. Additionally, taking AP bio and chem and taking gen bio and chem at the cc is duplicative. Choose either the AP version (my suggestion) or the cc version, but not both.
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 76,614 Senior Member
    As has been said above, AP biology and college general biology are duplicative, as are AP chemistry and college general chemistry. So choose only the AP courses or only the college courses.

    Note that if you are pre-med and take the college courses, they and their grades will count toward your GPA when applying to medical school. In that case, you need to earn A or A+ grades to avoid hurting your chances of getting into medical school.
  • momtogirls2momtogirls2 Registered User Posts: 733 Member
    why can't you take either AP Cal AB then BC or Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 (dual enrollment) and keep your science classes (either ap or de)
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 41,508 Senior Member
    Take the AP versions OR DE but on our case I'd stick with AP for these.
  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU Posts: 13,894 Forum Champion
    Colleges are okay with you taking Bio 101 and Chem 101 at college. In fact their curriculums assume you will. So don't be in a hurry. if you take a DE class and don't do well, that grade is in your college GPA forever (e.g if you go to grad or med school). You don't have to take DE classes to show you are determined. I would suggest taking AP because more college accept AP than DE (your state school will accept DE).


    If you have taken Bio and Chem so far, then take Physics (honors or AP Physics 1) and then AP Chem or AP Bio senior year.

    if you have taken precalc this year, then you could do AP Calc AB and then either AP Calc BC or AP Stats.
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