AP Exam Credits?

<p>Can a current student give us some tips about this? How does USC's policy work? </p>

<p>My friend (who is a freshman there now) told me that many of her AP credits just became extra credits with no use whatsoever since they didn't get counted towards her major. </p>

<p>If this is true, then should I even bother taking the AP exams at all? I really don't want to study for exams that don't make a difference anyway. What are your suggestions about this? Thanks!</p>

<p>For business major does the AP Econ Micro/Macro count towards the Econ requirements? And when it says AP Physics counts towards the GE Science Requirement does that mean that if i took the E and the M for AP Phyics C, then if i get a 4 on either I would place out? so you kind of get two chances?</p>

<p>I'm curious about placement tests and AP credit, I read that you get credit for an exam with a score of 3,4, or 5, but on the placement tests information it says you test out of placement tests with a score of 4 or 5. So I'm curious if you get a 3 does that mean you get credit, but you still have to take the placement test?</p>

<p>What all counts for what is listed somewhere on USC's website, but I am too tired to look it up right now.</p>

<p>I scored 5 on eng lit, eng comp, and a 4 on us gov and i have 12 pretty elective credits sitting in my account that don't really apply to anything. </p>

<p>Here is how that works: To graduate USC, you must have 128 credits...GE's take up about a third of that, and your major will take up about a third of that. Leaving you with a third to do whatever you want with. Most people decide to either double major or minor with the rest, but you certainly don't have to. Others decide to switch majors, and whatever they did for their first major falls into this "other" pile. Whatever is left you have to fill up with elective credits - either with AP's or with extra classes.</p>

<p>So, sometimes they are useful, others they are not. You be the judge.</p>

<p>is there a maximum of how many elective credits you can have?
i heard there was a limit of 32 or so?
I already have 5 ap classes
ap bio-5
ap psych-4
ap gov-4
ap eng-4
ap us-4</p>

<p>would those help me with anything or are they just going to sit there and be pretty?</p>

<p>also what about ap eng lit, ap gov, ap physics, ap calc bc, ap span lang=would taking those have ANY benefit for me?</p>

<p>trojangurlie-your elective credits just sit there? you can't use any elective credits to apply towards a minor or whatnot?</p>

<p>anyone know?</p>

<p><a href="http://www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/transfer/applcynewge983.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.usc.edu/dept/ARR/transfer/applcynewge983.htm&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I also got a paper explaining all of this in the packet they gave us at Explore USC. I can't remember right now if the information is identical at both sources.</p>

<p>How many credits is a typical course? Do you know of anyone who graduates in 3 years?</p>