Going into my junior year, I took the decision to drop down to AP Calculus AB after getting a B both semesters in Precalculus Honors.
However, I’m now starting to regret that decision as I feel like I opted to lower myself into a much easier course than what I was expecting. I have a 98 percent and am breezing through the material, and I feel like my Bs in PCH were just from low work ethic and I could have done fine in BC.
I’ve already passed the date for changing courses at this point, but have another idea:
Do you think it would be a bad idea to take both the AP Calculus AB and BC exams to show that I am competent in the math field? I am interested in going into CS and would hope to be competitive enough to get into a UC.
I was also thinking of taking Calculus 1B at a community college to complete 1a and 1b for the general education requirements (Calculus AB only completes 1a, while BC gets 1a and 1b).
Please let me know what the best steps are to up myself competitively and to show my math level is competent for the UCs in Computer Science.