Self-Study APs?

<p>I'm considering self-studying APs, but before
I put my time and effort (and $400 a course) into them I wanted to know if they made much of a difference in college admissions. I'd be doing just Human Geography this year and possibly sciences later on.</p>

<p>Anyone? Bump</p>

<p>Bump 10chars</p>

<p>AP Human Geog is the most common for self-study, but don't be fooled. Its the lowest scoring AP test last year. </p>

<p>If you've taken a science or math class, you can refresh and work on with what you're learning.</p>

<p>Not sure how the art ones go, but thats an option too. Music theory if you play an instrument.</p>

<p>AP Human Geog is a lot of new content, so go to a bookstore or library amd flip through the Princeton Review's guide.</p>

<p>i don't know...</p>

<p>Where do you even write on the common and other college apps about the aps that you self studied say for example you studied totally on your own with books and no program over summer or online or anything.</p>

<p>You would write it in the additional information column. Don't self-study if you don't wanna learn. It doesn't make that much of a difference. Some people on CC have gotten into Yale with only 3 APs. The point of self-study is to learn something new and interesting and have something to show by it.</p>

<p>It isn't just to show off, true. But if it interests you and your future career, a good AP score can save money by avoiding collegr courses.</p>

<p>Yeah, not only can it save money, but you can learn at your own pace, and you don't necessarily have to continue with it if you find that you don't like it.</p>

<p>My son self studied three AP's - Macro and Micro economics and Psychology. He got 2, 3, and 4 on the test so will get credit for the 3 and 4. It was an easy and inexpensive way to get 6 college credits. He just got the study guide and read it.</p>

<p>I self-studied for the SAT and got higher than 2000; I self-studied for two AP tests and got a 4 and a 5. From an outsider's point of view I don't think those classes are worth the money. Good luck!</p>