AP Credit (aka need help convincing my parents)

<p>So far I've been admitted to Georgetown, and Im waiting on HYP dartmouth and pomona now. I'm not getting my hopes up about the ivies (and not necessarily about pomona for that matter, given how competitive it is), but in the event that I were admitted to pomona I would definitely go there over Georgetown. The only thing now is that my parents need convincing. More than the fact that its in California, they are considering the extra money involved</p>

<p>Pomona does not take AP credit well at all (from what I gather at least) and whereas all my other schools will essentially give me an entire years worth of credit, pomona will hardly give me anything. From that standpoint, enrolling at any of the other schools could save my parents $50,000 dollars for that extra year that i could spend abroad, or what have you, at any of the other schools. Are we mistaken about Pomona's AP credit policy? I'd really like to keep considering pomona but unless they are more willing to accept credit, I dont think its in the cards</p>

<p>If it helps, these are the APs for which I would be asking credit:</p>

<p>AP Calc BC (Also AP Calc AB, which i took as a junior, but its superfluous after BC)
AP Spanish
AP Spanish Literature
AP French
AP English Lit
AP English Language
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Biology</p>

<p>I believe that Pomona will let you use 2 AP courses for graduation.
The others do count in the sense that you might be able to take a more advanced course in the same area as an AP, where you may have had to start at a lower level without it.
But as far as APs counting toward graduation unit requirements, and getting through in say, three years instead of four, no, it's not allowed.</p>

<p>I think you may be wrong about "any of the other schools", as HYP have policies similar to Pomona's. I don't know about Dartmouth.</p>

<p>I think ASAP is correct on the Ivies' AP credits. Check their websites to be sure. I highly doubt that $500 in AP test fees is going to save anyone $50K in tuition.</p>

<p>at harvard it will....its called advanced standing, and four 5s on AP tests will allow you to skip out on an entire year, thus allowing you to easily pursue a master's in 5</p>

<p>But can you graduate in 3 years, or does Harvard just allow a B.A. with M.A. in 5 years? 5 year B.A. plus masters programs are not that unusual. I think Yale will let you do that in some fields, but you still can't graduate with a B.A. in 3 years.</p>

<p>According to D, and I recall Bruce Poch also saying this, Pomona will allow students to apply only one AP credit toward graduation requirements. By graduating early you will save money; however, I've also heard regrets from kids who did that - missing out on taking electives they would have enjoyed, having another year of preparation, and of course, entering the real world while all their friends are still in school.</p>

<p>You get to use 2 AP credits towards graduation. This means that you need 30 instead of 32 credits taken at the school. I'm not sure where you got that about Bruce Poch, but I just graduated and this is how we all used our AP's...</p>

<p>Chock it up to a senior moment! :)</p>