4 AP classes too much?

<p>I'm going to take AP English literature and composition, AP Psychology, AP Physics, and AP Calculus. Is this too much; too overwhelming?</p>

<p>This is CC. I'm sorry, to some if not most of us, it's not. It really depends on your skill and your ability. It's YOU, not us.</p>

<p>No.</p>

<p>The calc shouldn't be a change from your honors load. AP Phys will be hard, but just study for it. AP Psych will be interesting and not difficult. AP Lit will be a little difficult.</p>

<p>So really only two challenging ones.</p>

<p>Depends on what you're capable of, and how well you handle work. It's different for everyone.</p>

<p>4 APs is definitely doable</p>

<p>Depends on the AP physics, is this B or C</p>

<p>Again, It's doable.</p>

<p>Ya the difficulty of your schedule really depends on whether it is AP Physics B or C and Calculus AB or BC. Either way, though, it is definitely not too much to handle.</p>

<p>I don't mean to hijack this thread, but just a question to all of you: how long as AP class periods at regular semester high schools? My high school is on the trimester system (five 70 minute classes per day), and AP classes are three trimesters long (as opposed to two). I don't have a good grasp of what AP classes are like at other schools.</p>

<p>I also got into four AP classes (English, French, European History, and Calculus AB) but our GCs discourage us from taking four (which is the maximum). I dropped Calc, and I don't know if I can handle European History.</p>

<p>^What! Why drop Calc above English, French, or Euro? I would say Calc is the most important of those 4 classes.</p>

<p>I took 4 and I handled it this year.
Calc., Chem., APUSH, and Lang....the only one that took the most effort was, for me, APUSH. But, ya, as everyone says, depends on which Physics...</p>

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<p>I hate Math. I can't stand it. I've been in the Honors Math program (a step below AP, but a step above CP) for three years, and I still don't like it. I took Trigonometry this trimester and I'm probably going to get a C in it, and that alone might invalidate my qualifications for AP Calc. Besides, it would be meaningless for someone like me who wants to study Journalism in college. I have no interest in pursuing any kind of mathematical career. I'd rather refocus my efforts on what subjects I like best and do well in.</p>

<p>To many of us Ccers, 4 really isn't that much, it's moderate. Talking in terms of school work, it really depends on your school. But preparing for the exam, it's nothing since you pretty much just have to study for physics and calc. Psych you can just review with a prep book.</p>

<p>Not too much
Calc, Psych = really really easy
Physics = easy
Lit = hard</p>

<p>Compared to a majority of other high school students across the country, it will be seen as overwhelming, but when you're up against the rest of your peers in AP classes in the USA who take 5, 7, or upwards of 10 APs it isn't. But 4 APs should be good enough to make you a competitive applicant to almost any college and I think it's the perfect amount without being too overwhelming. It really depends on the type of student you are, though.</p>

<p>^^You are almost like backwards-me. Let's switch areas of intelligence.</p>

<p>Anyway, Psych is easy pretty much everywhere, but the difficulty and work load of the rest will depend more on your school. For most CC-types, a schedule with 4 APs is feasible, though it may require some sacrifices, usually of either sleep or social activity. You should be able to handle the workload, but you would be better off asking your peers as they know what the teachers at your school will require of you whereas we do not.</p>

<p>@CharlesCO: Here, almost every AP class is 50 minutes long, as are all of our other bells, but AP Phys (both B&C), AP Chem, and AP Bio are two bells long every other day, making them, on average, about 75 minutes long.</p>

<p>No, if you can handle it.</p>