AP self-study for internationals?

<p>Just a quick question: Do you think it's possible for someone who doesn't live in the US nor school offering AP to take the AP tests by self-studying?</p>

<p>I'm very interested in those exams and I wanna study in the US, so please tell me if it's necessary to have taken at least 1 AP exam >.<</p>

<p>Are AP exams necessary? No. Would it be beneficial to you application? Yes, if you do well.</p>

<p>You could self-study the AP subject and find a school in your area that if offering the exam. Perhaps you could convince your school to administer it for you. Good luck!</p>

<p>Maybe a university in my area could administer those exams.. I can take one exam next year, and if it goes well, I can take more ^_^</p>

<p>Whether or not you choose to study an AP depends on what you want to get out of taking AP exams. If you want to get credit for a college you are going to, then take the exams. It is not necessary to take APs, but if the college you plan on attending wants you to take rigorous courses, then you may want to take APs. It isn't necessary unless the college you want to go to makes it necessary.</p>

<p>If you want to do this, you need to find an American school in your area that offers AP courses and see if they will let you take AP exams at their school. My daughter had success with that when she was an exchange student in S. America. Then you can self-study and take exams if you wish. Just google American school and the name of a large city near you, then study the school's website to see if they offer the AP curriculum. Most American schools abroad seem to offer the IB curriculum, but some offer AP courses. Good Luck!</p>

<p>Yes, as long as you are hard-working enough. I myself homeschooled for 5 APs. But I dare say I was kinda cramming for tests. Because now I have forgotten almost everything I have learned from AP books. And just a short year has gone by!</p>

<p>I'm applying to a few Ivies so I guess it's necessary..</p>

<p>It is possible to do what you want to do.</p>

<p>I was in the same situation as you last year and managed to take 3 APs this year. I am an international whose school does not offer APs. I self-studied for all my APs as there were no similar classes to the three I took.</p>

<p>The students in my school who are applying this year to college take APs because they believe it will help them in their application.</p>

<p>If you need more help, you can PM me.</p>

<p>If it wasn't for the colleges' requirements of "academic challenge", I wouldn't bother APs since my school curriculum is challenging enough. But the thing is: How can I be a reasonable candidate, especially to the Ivy League, if I don't have a proof of challenge? APs are considered college-level placements, so at least I should've taken at least one test to prove that I can handle the rigorous program at a US college.</p>

<p>Yes, the students in my school share the same thoughts as you on this topic. The thing about both our countries' exams is that they are taken worldwide or are not very well known as compared to AP, IB, etc. </p>

<p>Perhaps by taking a few APs you will be able to gauge your standard and provide the admissions officers more of an objective standard.</p>

<p>Are you applying to Ivies as well? Because I am applying to Brown, Cornell, Princeton, Yale etc. and all of these schools expect you to challenge yourself.
But I don't think Germany has any institutions as test centers for this =/</p>

<p>Yes, I will be applying to those schools as well.</p>

<p>I'm very certain that Germany has those test centers. The problem that may arise is that they may be quite far away from where you live. If you live in a large city, this shouldn't be an issue.</p>

<p>You should email the CollegeBoard to ask them about where you can be tested. However, they will not be able to give you a concrete answer now and will only be able to do so in January of next year. I tried to do that last year. </p>

<p>What I'm certain is that Germany does have test centers. It's just where you are.</p>