Highschool Course Rigor

<p>Hello, </p>

<p>I am new to CC. And, school officer doesn't let me take more AP classes..</p>

<p>They say they don't limit number of AP courses and </p>

<p>I have managed to get all A's this semester.. </p>

<p>So, what should I do? </p>

<p>To admission officers, are self-studying AP and getting 5's evaluated in the transcript </p>

<p>evaluation? I hope it's equivalent to having same AP class at school..</p>

<p>That would depend on the college. Some schools will only grant credit for the test if you took the course as well. </p>

<p>Yes, colleges will see your AP scores if you choose to self-report them. No, the test score by itself will likely not make much difference in admissions. </p>

<p>Colleges will look at your course rigor in the context of your school and what is available to you. How many APs are you enrolled in currently?</p>

<p>So are you saying that your school's policy states that they don't limit the number of APs a student can take but a school official is not allowing you to take what you want?</p>

<p>I know homeschoolers self-study for APs all the time and they are considered to having taken the class as far as admissions. I know schools vary in what they require for awarding college credit for AP scores, but I haven't heard (among homeschoolers) of anyone being denied credit because they hadn't taken the actual class.</p>

<p>Like an earlier poster said, credit distribution is up to the college, but successful self-study will benefit you as far as an assessment or rigor goes. It will show your independence & determination, regardless of if you're rewarded credit later.</p>

<p>Oops I mean assessment OF rigor**</p>

<p>^To all, Yeah. my school officer prevents me from taking more AP classes.. So,</p>

<p>if you self-study and get 5's, your course rigor for high school is adjusted during admissions process?</p>

<p>and what about class rank? If you get 5's , then they also adjust your class rank?</p>

<p>You're putting too much emphasis on the score. A 3 is passing, thus indicating successful self-study. Many universities will only award credit to scores of 4 or 5, but awarding of credit is independent of admission's assessment of course load rigor. You should be focused on impressing admissions with your self-determination and motivation, not just with a score. Of course a passing score is looked more favorably upon, but the decision to self-study should be motivated by the desire to demonstrate your personal capabilities (time management, dedication, etc) rather than an empty goal of showing off a score. It's about self-enrichment.</p>

<p>You ought to consider self study since you're school is not allowing to take aps even though they say they don't limit. Since they aren't following the rules, what exactly will they say on your councilor letter? It won't affect your rank but it will give the admissions people something to think about.</p>

<p>Colleges will judge you on the course rigor available to you and how you did in those courses. If your school only lets you take certain classes and so many AP's. that's what they will judge. Don't focus on more academics and more AP's if you are already getting A's and understanding the material. I agree with Ceilid8 that you're forgetting about the rest of your application. Where is your leadership, what do you do when you're not studying and how passionate are you in those things? Who are you as a person. Think about the vibe your application will give off and if it doesn't uniquely show off who you are you'll end up at a college that is not a good fit to take advantage of your strengths.</p>