Hi, I’m a high school senior who took AP Calculus AB my junior year (that’s the highest math class offered at my HS). I’m now taking AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics this year independently online for credit. My issue is that after already taking Calc AB and getting a 5, Calc BC seems way too easy and math is usually my favorite class. I’ve looked at other opportunities to take more advanced math classes at local community colleges, yet these cost a lot of money and their credits will almost never transfer to colleges out of state (I live in Oregon). I know that MIT has a good Opencoursware class for Multivariable Calculus – although it would not count for any credit. Would there be any tangible benefit (other than getting to learn more advanced mathematics) for taking this MIT OCW class before college? For example, in college could I take a class where Multivariable Calculus is a prerequisite if I can demonstrate that I know it, or could I take the next math class after Multivariable Calculus with a placement test or something (despite not actually getting credit for Multivariable Calculus). Thanks, any advice?
- I’ll be majoring in Aerospace Engineering
- I’m applying to more competitive OOS colleges (i.e. Georgia Tech, Purdue, Cal Poly at SLO, even CalTech and MIT – long shots though)