AP History Credits

<p>If you get a 5 on any AP history test, you apparently get to choose a 100 level seminar of your choice.</p>

<p>If your the kind of student on track for a 5 all year, missing 4 or 5 on old CB tests where you can miss 15 and be on track for a 5, and write stellar essays in the eyes of your AP grader teacher, and you have a REALLY bad test day and get a 4, how hard is it to get into these classes?</p>

<p>Can you contact the history dept. about it?</p>

<p>Or is there not much competition to get into these classes anyways?</p>

<p>Williams Alum here:</p>

<p>Professors are people too, don't freak yourself out. If (god forbid) you get a 4, you could probably still express interest in the form of an e-mail and get into a class like that.</p>

<p>Actually, I don't think there are any prerequisites to get into any history classes. I was a freshman and I was able to get into two 300-level history classes with no problem. So you shouldn't worry about your AP tests.</p>

<p>What did you think of those two 300 level classes? Was it worth taking them, or too much for your first year? I'm assuming you took one each semester as a freshman, are/were you a prospective history major?</p>

<p>Yep, I'm a prospective history major. And it was definitely worth taking them, and they were not too much for me, although the workload was pretty large. My second class had 300 pages per week to read, so at times that took up most of my time.</p>

<p>Despite all that, I enjoyed them very much, because the professors were very knowledgeable, good at fostering discussion, and keen on helping me out when I had trouble. The fact that they were 300-level did not really matter too much by the end.</p>

<p>For example, in the history class for first semester, we had to complete 6 500-word essays, and I had some trouble making points concise, so I would always go during office hours and ask her how I could improve them, and she would always find time to do so. Also, whenever we got our essays back, there would be a full page of comments and suggestions attached.</p>

<p>So don't worry about whether it is 200 level or 300 level - it's mainly the professors and the subject matter that count in whether a class is interesting and worth your while.</p>