Should I take AP class credits? or retake in college?

<p>Heres my test scores that are qualified
AP Physics C : Mech - 5
AP Chemistry - 4
AP Calculus BC - 5</p>

<p>I am majoring in Chemistry, pursuing pharmacy career.
Many suggested to retake chemistry again.
and maybe physics and calculus for gpa, so I can have good start and also help on PCAT
Would AP Physics c and university physics have same materials and similar book?</p>

<p>What college?
My vote is to use them all, especially if you're confident you can get good grades down the line. My experience with freshman college courses is that they're not worth your time if you can get out of them. They will likely be huge and impersonal. You're probably smart enough to review stuff on your own if you get to a course where you APd out of the prereq but need to brush up on some of the material.</p>

<p>Besides, this will allow you to take more interesting upper-level classes, have a little breathing room if you change majors, or just have some extra time to relax.</p>

<p>I think it depends on where you're going. If you're going to an elite school, then the freshman courses are likely to go into a lot more depth than an AP course. My son took AB calculus in high school, getting a 5 on the exam, and then took second semester calculus for engineers in college. The class covered way more than calculus BC would have, and he really had to work his tail off to get a reasonable grade. </p>

<p>Many schools have an "honors" track for the most ambitious math/science students, who often come in with AP under their belt. I know UVA and Cornell have this option for chemistry. That might be your best bet.</p>

<p>Also, how critical is your GPA for your future plans? A lot of premeds sacrifice AP and re-take the required courses in order to get good grades in them.</p>

<p>If you're going to a less-selective school, then you might be fine just going to the next level. See if you can find out who are the Directors of Undergraduate Programs for chemistry and mathematics at your university, and email them for advice.</p>