Scheduling Classes with APs

<p>Alright so here is the dilemma I (and I'm sure others as well) am facing. I took the Calculus BC test in May. That can place you out of two semesters of college calculus at Northeastern. You also get an AB subscore which can place you out of one semester of calculus. Even if I did well enough to place out of two semesters, I would only want to place out of one just so I get some review to start.</p>

<p>The problem is, that although I'm pretty sure I did well enough to place out of one semester, I will not know for sure until July. My orientation is June 28th. How am I supposed to figure out what calculus class to start with if I don't know my AP scores yet?</p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>sometimes colleges will get AP scores before students so you may be able to decide once you get to orientation.</p>

<p>Call on July 1st and pay the 8$ fine to find out your scores. At least by that time you wouldn't have to wait another 2-3 weeks to find out your scores.</p>

<p>that doesn't help with the orientation being in June though.</p>

<p>We have same issue with IB scores (4 HL classes, 3 that could affect 1st semester planning). I'm hoping they come before our late July trip/orientation.</p>

<p>Oops, I thought it said July 28th. Hmmm. Well sometimes AP scores are sent before then if you call. Do you have any estimate of what you might have received in your scores?</p>

<p>i went through the orientation process last year and my advisor said that when selecting classes, assume you got a high enough score to place out and if that turns out to not be the case, they'll put you into a lower level class later. just make sure you tell them that you took the test.</p>

<p>Thanks a lot neu0913! So you think thats pretty much the standard for selecting classes?</p>

<p>yea i would say that'd be the standard response you'd get from an advisor. If possible, select a math class that is at the same time as the math you would have to take if you didn't get a high enough score on the test so that if you need to switch out, it won't affect the rest of your schedule.</p>

<p>alright thanks a lot for the advice!</p>