How important are AP classes?

<p>Would it be good to take NO AP classes and get 4.00 or are they so looked at you should really take them?
Also if you dint take any in high school can you take them(AP classes) in a community collage after you graduate high school?</p>

<p>Well, AP classes show universities that you tried to challenge yourself, which is good if you end up getting an A in the class. Remember, AP classes are weighted; let me give you an example. Suppose you have all regular classes and one AP class. If you have all A's including an A in the AP class, your GPA will be a 4.1 weighted and 4.0 unweighted. I'd definitely recommend taking AP classes as long as you know you will work your butt off in order to get an A in the class and pass the AP exam with a 4 or 5.</p>

<p>Rigor matters a lot. If someone in your grade takes 4 AP's and gets a 3.75 it is better if you take crap easy regular classes and get a 4.0. But if you can't handle an AP, DONT take it. Getting a C in an AP class is worse than any of the above.</p>

<p>I think colleges would want to see how you did on the actual AP exam.</p>

<p>For example, some high schools in this country hand out A's like candy, including in AP classes, but then the day of reckoning comes when the kid has to take the actual AP exam.
That can't be bluffed.</p>

<p>Often, the kid will not get a good grade, and say he is a "bad test taker", when it is more likely that he did not deserve the "A" grade his teacher gave him in the class.</p>

<p>Will colleges look at dual enrollment the same as AP? My school does not offer any AP's, and I plan to dual enroll next year.</p>