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How Do Colleges Look At AP Classes?

One of the most common questions I get from parents and students have is, “How do colleges look at AP classes on my transcript?” Let’s go over some of the Pros and Cons!

Advanced Placement classes (or AP) are courses you can take on your high school campus that lead to the opportunity to earn college credit. They are more challenging than your regular high school curriculum, and often include material that is comparable to Freshman or Sophomore level collegiate work. Depending on what your high school offers, courses are available in everything from Music Theory, European History, Calculus, Chemistry, and more.

However in order to be eligible for college credit, you must successfully take (and pass!) the AP exam at the end of the academic year.

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So how do colleges look at AP Classes?

Very favorably. Often one of the things colleges evaluate in your transcript is the level of academic rigor you have undertaken, and AP classes are a great way to show that you have...

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