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Should I take the AP Spanish Language test????

nimra69nimra69 1 replies3 threads New Member
edited April 2013 in World Languages
I'm currently in AP Spanish Language at my high school, and have been doing "so-so" in the class. I got by with a B last semester, but I still don't feel nearly as comfortable as I was hoping to be at this point. I am hoping (and expecting) to pass the AP test, despite my weaknesses. I am not considering Spanish, or a foreign language as a college major at all. I'm more than likely going to end up doing something in the STEM fields. And frankly, if it were up to me, I would choose not to take the AP test. At the same time, I feel like I've worked for so long at this subject, and not taking that test would feel like a waste of an AP class. So given all these factors, should I even bother to take the AP test?

I'd really appreciate the input. Thanks!
edited April 2013
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  • BuckeyeatHeartBuckeyeatHeart 316 replies2 threads Member
    Have you considered taking the CLEP Spanish exam? If you already have some ideas of potential colleges/universities you plan to apply to, you can check to see if they recognize the CLEP testing program (another of College Board's programs) and how much credit they would grant for a passing score. One "pro" for the CLEP program over the AP program is that the tests are given throughout the year, so you could take it any time, even if you take the AP and don't do well.
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  • nimra69nimra69 1 replies3 threads New Member
    I have heard of it, but never really looked into it. Would it look bad (on my college app) if I didn't take the AP test and took this CLEP test instead? Or what if I didn't take either?
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  • BuckeyeatHeartBuckeyeatHeart 316 replies2 threads Member
    A college admissions rep would be the best person to ask this question. My guess would be the AP course itself would express that you challenged yourself to take more than what was required by your high school. The CLEP exams would not show on your high school transcript, but would come directly from CLEP. They are not needed during the admissions process, but would be needed once you became an accepted student (if this school gave CLEP credit). You always want to search the school websites to find out their CLEP policy -- yes/no to credit, maximum amount of CLEP credit to transfer in, what courses would be covered, what scores are considered passing, etc.
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