I was wondering how many past freshmen at rice choose to use their AP credits to pass out of those introductory courses. Ideally I'm looking into a Biochem major (pre-med) and was wondering if it would worthwhile to use my AP credits in calculus (AB and BC) and chemistry.
I'm specifically asking this because I have already taken Organic Chemistry (I and II) and Calculus III through my state university during my senior year, so I will probably just retake those courses at Rice (advancing three years just seems outrageously difficult and unnecessary). So do many freshmen (most?) choose to uses those AP credits to pass out of those intro courses, which I am looking to do, or simply find it more worthwhile to retake those intro courses with a reinforced knowledge of the subject (especially the pre-meds)?
Also, on a more unrelated note is Honors Calc III a lot harder to earn a good grade in (I've heard all the tests are take-home), than regular multivaraible Calc at Rice?