Sophmore year: B with AP or A without

<p>Hi all I was wondering what prestigious colleges would like better. The only AP available to sophmores at my school is AP World History. It is known as "the GPA killer". I have read around and apparently its not hard for people in other schools so its probably the teacher's fault. What I was wondering is if I do happen to make a B, would it be worse for me than if I had taken non-APs and kept my 4.0. I have always been an all A student but this class has changed that for a lot of people. Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>Seriously frosh? AP World is not a GPA killer. Once you get into college, Multivariable Calculus will be your bane. And why do you only care for prestigious college? Try your best and accept the results.</p>

<p>oh the age-old question! Well to be quite honest, prestigious colleges (ivy league, top 50) like to see that you get an A in the most challenging classes that your school offers.</p>

<p>But to answer your question, its better to get a B in an AP class and an A in a honors/non-honors classes. </p>

<p>Besides, you dont need a 4.0 GPA to get into a prestigious school. So long as you do well in your other classes and have unique EC's, you will be fine.</p>

<p>Plus, I have friends from different schools with hard teachers that say that AP World really isnt that bad so long as you're willing to do the independent work that goes along with it.</p>

<p>Its not really the course as much as the teacher that will kill your grade. Oh and I want to get into a good college so I can get a good job.</p>

<p>Alright. Thanks for the advice!</p>

<p>Solely an undergraduate education will not guarantee a good job. You can attend a prestigious college for graduate school if you are capable. Think big picture, a lot of undergraduate institutions are the same.</p>

<p>One B wont matter. What will is if colleges think you've been taking easy A classes to keep a 4.0. Take AP World History and as long as you do well on the AP test colleges will realize a B is because of the teacher.</p>