<p>I got a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam in high school and I had a really good teacher. With this, I could be exempt from Chem 6A, B, AND C or Chem 11 and go straight into organic chemistry. Is it a good idea to take the ap credit and go straight to organic chemistry? I feel that college chemistry will teach things with depth so I am thinking about starting over from Chemistry 6A. My friend also says that everyone who receives 5s starts with Chem 6A anyways because graduate schools want to see a grade for these classes. I am not sure how valid this is.</p>
<p>If I take the AP score, I could take the Chem 6 Honors series starting with Chem6B Honors. However if I DO take honors, I think I will start with Chem 6A Honors.</p>
<p>So my questions are:
-Can you clarify for me why graduate schools want to see a grade in these classes? (if this is true) What's the reasoning?
-What are the benefits and drawbacks of taking the AP credit and being exempt from three courses and going straight into organic chem? What do you suggest?
-What are the drawbacks and benefits of taking an honors series verses the regular courses? </p>
<p>I am an incoming freshman so I am not sure what is best approach to take. Any feedback or advice would be greatly appreciated. </p>
<p>This quarter, in addition to chemistry, I am also planning on taking:
-Beginning Contemporary Dance</p>
<p>Thank you so much for your help!</p>