Entering College as a Sophmore?

<p>Those of you who are going to college as a sophmore (because of AP, dual enrollment etc) are you guys still gonna to be in college for 4 years? If not then what are you going to do after college? Are you gonna do an internship or such or get your Masters or ?? Thanks for answering.</p>

<p>My s will still be doing the 4 years because he's going to get his Economics B.A. with an accelerated M.S. in Economics, which usually takes 5 years but because of all his AP and CLEP credit, he should be able to do it in 4 years. After that, he plans to apply to Law School.</p>


<p>idk u still might have to spend 4 yrs even if u have a lot of ap credits.</p>

<p>Why bother wasting all of that money to do the AP tests if you still plan to take four years to get through college (unless it's for something like Zebes's son is doing with a five year program shrunk to four...obviously)? Sorry, but that just seems silly to me...which is exactly why I didn't take a single AP test even though I took all the AP classes my HS offered.</p>

<p>Kathy, </p>

<p>Thankfully, our county pays for all AP exams if the kids have a C or better in class. So, everyone's encouraged to take the exams. At the time my S was taking them, he didn't know what his major would be or what he might be able to use as to AP credit, but it made sense to keep all options open, especially since we didn't pay for a single exam.</p>


<p>I entered college with 31 credits. I'll still be going for at least four years. The reason is that my college requires a separate application to various departments for admission to many majors, and the prerequisites for application aren't offered every semester. Then I changed my major and added another, which almost always puts you behind.</p>

<p>However, I do not regret my credits. They allowed me greater flexibility in my schedule (For example, I might've taken 8 credits each semester of classes I absolutely needed... The rest of the 8 credits were classes I chose purely out of personal interest.) They also allowed me to register earlier that most of my peers (we do registration based on # of credits), and I have yet to be shut out of a class I wanted. They've allowed me to skip elementary classes and take more advanced ones, something that will make me a more competitive applicant when I apply to my major. Finally, even though I have changed my major and added another-- thanks to my credits-- I'm still only going for four years... unless I decide to run off for a semester to study abroad, but that's another story. :-)</p>

<p>Started off with about 59 credits from AP/dual enrollment/summer programs. Graduating in three years, because I finished university and major requirements in 2 years, and I only need one more class for a my second major. I might look into trying to get a Masters (since my courseload last year was enough to get a Masters, and I'm probably doing just as much this year).</p>

<p>My situation is a bit like ceecee's...</p>

<p>I came in with 32 credits which gave me sophomore-standing. However, I'm also doing all 4 years. The 32 extra credits are good because they fulfill some gen ed requirements, allowing me to take more classes that I'm interested in or that are related to my major. Also, some of the science and math APs gave me a good base of knowledge for my college science and math APs.
Finally, eligibility for parking permits here is based on the number of credits you have, which is great for me. Same with class selection times... more credits mean you get to pick earlier, which is extremely helpful at a large university.</p>

<p>I didn't enter college as a sophomore, but I'd definitely use that time to do something more productive. It really depends on what you want to do. For example, if you're doing engineering, you'd definitely want to spend the time on internships because it's quite crucial to have that under your belt if you want to get that first job. Or perhaps you want to specialize in whatever area you're interested in, then a master's will also be a good idea.</p>

<p>Whatever it is, I don't think you want to waste an extra year just so you can "live the college experience". I mean, you'll be there for three years already. There really isn't anything else to do. Besides, most seniors will be busy looking for internships, jobs, applying to graduate school, etc. so they won't have time to party with you.</p>

<p>Personally I think that college is going to be the best four years of my life and I don't want to rush through it just because I'm technically a "sophomore" due to my AP/Dual Enrollment credits. I'm instead going to double major and take more classes I'm interested in.</p>

<p>i will be entering college with 41 units. i plan to either double major or maybe try and get a mba. but graduate school is a different story.</p>

<p>i def. want to do internship and stay all four years. my only concern is having too much units because my financial aid has a limit.</p>

<p>I'm entering with 40 credits and will be considered a sophomore, but unfortunately they are all elective credits so I don't think they will help much.</p>

<p>i will be entering with 40 units..and i dont think i wanna rush it through to be honest. i wanna enjoy it!</p>

<p>My AP credits amounted to nothing at my school. Though I got a 4 or 5 on 4 exams (did not take my senior year exams because I knew they wouldn't count), they only get me out of gen ed humanities and social science requirements which my major courses fulfill anyway. </p>

<p>I wish they would have counted for me. To me, entering as a sophomore means a free year's worth of classes to dedicate to foreign languages!</p>

<p>I entered with 40 and will graduate in 4, maybe 5, years. I definitely don't regret taking the tests for a number of reasons:
1) Registration dates are calculated by number of credits-- I have always had an earlier registration date, hence having a better selection of classes, than my peers.</p>

<p>2) Having a lot of Gen Eds knocked out before coming to university has allowed me the option of either focusing primarily on my major or taking other classes just because they interest me.</p>

<p>3) Having a lot of credits allowed me the opportunity to take a few semesters off-- one when I just needed to leave the university for a while and make some money and another when I went to Namibia for some volunteer work.
3)a) Similar to the credit thing, I skipped 7th grade (and started school early) which I am glad to have done because I am able to take those aforementioned semesters off and take off another 2 years for a service mission for my church without graduating/entering law school feeling "too old".</p>

<p>4) AP classes, especially the tests, are a rite of passage. One of my best high school memories was the AP week my senior year when I took 6 AP tests.</p>

<p>Hello, I am new. And I am college student, took up BS math? 40 credits? The entire whole year of sophomore?</p>