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Self Study AP Spanish Senior Year?

tkr116tkr116 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
edited July 2012 in World Languages
I am a rising senior and completed Spanish IV at my school junior year. However, AP Spanish Language is not being offered in class or online for my school, so I'm thinking about self studying for it to show my commitment and desire to better my Spanish skills. Should I bother self studying because I would only be mentioning it on my college app and the college would have no way of knowing that I actually did the work and took the test and actually did well on the test? I'm also applying somewhere ED so I would have the decision back well in advance in which I could decide not to take the test or quit studying. Thanks for any comments or advice.
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Replies to: Self Study AP Spanish Senior Year?

  • rbouwensrbouwens Registered User Posts: 936 Member
    First of all, schools do not take into account AP scores generally when admitting students. So, if you do poorly, it does not affect your chances. Since you'd be taking it senior year, it wouldn't matter anyway. If you say you're taking a difficult class at the start of senior year, like an AP, colleges will know if you drop it and they will also see your grade when your midyear reports are due in February. That's after ED, but if you're deferred or something, they would know.

    Regardless of the fact that AP scores generally have no affect on admissions, yes, do it. If you want to impress them with your skills in Spanish for admissions, they'd rather see a Spanish SAT subject score.
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