ANSWER: AP Classes Are a Scam. The College Board earns over half of all its revenues from the courses—and, in an uncertain environment, students keep being suckered.
rspence 2109 replies 9 threads Senior Member An A- in an AP class is fine. Colleges are probably more interested in your AP exam score, in which a 4 or a 5 is a typically a good score. A 3 is also considered passing, but might not always guarantee credit at a university.
WOW! you must be really smart!I would say colleges would think a B is great for AP classesOne teacher told me that if you take an honors class and get a B colleges would rather see a B in
AP classes are usually weighted by an increase in one point. In other words, the normal GPA scale ranges from 0 to 4, while the AP scale ranges from 0 to 5. A high letter grade in an AP course will no doubt give your GPA a much higher rating than it …
A "B" in AP Chemistry shows that you are able to succeed in a challenging college-level class. Indeed, an unweighted "B" in an AP class is a better measure of your ability to succeed in college than an "A" in band or woodworking.
AP classes may look good on college applications, but so do extracurricular activities and community involvement. Leave yourself time to socialize and relax outside of your school work. Getting a B in an AP class may be better than an A in a regular class, but a C or D isn’t. AP classes will not be worth it if it hurts your overall GPA.
This is not fact, but opinion. I’ve taken 9 AP exams/classes and 3 honor classes. I’m currently at Purdue University in my second year. GPA matters in college admissions. An A in flat GPA is 4.0. A C is 2.0. If you use weighted GPA (which colleges
All AP classes culminate in a standardized assessment that is graded on a five-point scale. Students who receive a score of three or higher are considered to have passed the exam, and, by extension, the equivalent college course.
AP classes are designed to introduce HS students to college level work. If you fail the AP exam (which is not possible actually as it is graded from 1–5) that would mean that you really didn’t learn the material or couldn’t handle the material. So what are you hoping to get out of taking the AP course in question?
In summary, the AP Course Audit will only renew or authorize courses that are offered exclusively in grades 9–12, with the exception of AP world language and culture courses. The College Board recognizes that there are some occasions in which students may be prepared to take an AP Exam prior to ninth grade.
If your child feels academically prepared for college-level work, they should consider taking AP. Getting a B in any course is a good grade, and many high schools give the same numerical value to a B in an AP course as they do to an A in a standard course when they …
“These students are unprepared for the rigors of college level coursework in high school." AP exams are scored on a five-point scale, with test scores earning a three and above considered a passing
The answer that most colleges will give you is that it’s better to get an A in the Honors/AP class. And most highly-selective schools will expect that you do. But many colleges would rather see a B in an Honors or AP course than a …
How to Get Good Grades in AP Courses. Advanced placement (AP) courses are a great way to impress potential universities, and also offer a way to save both time and money once you get to college. That said, AP courses are no walk in the
Typically, a weighted high school AP class will receive an extra point for earning an A, which, when averaging all your course points together, will give you a higher overall GPA. Honors classes on a weighted scale typically give an additional half-point, so an A grade …
AP classes are considered college-level courses. AP exams can result in college credit if your score is high enough. AP scoring is on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest possible score. 5 indicates “extremely qualified” and 1 indicates “no recommendation.”
Students can take AP courses and exams as early as 9th grade, but this is rarely recommended. Certain AP subjects, such as European History and World History, are great choices for 10th graders, but most AP classes are best suited to high school juniors and seniors.
A weighted GPA is calculated by awarding additional points to classes that are considered more challenging than the basic curriculum. When a high school has a weighted grading system, Advanced Placement, Honors, and other types of college preparatory classes are given bonus weight when a student's GPA is calculated.
AP courses are optional but offer students the opportunity to work at a first-year college level. National examinations are held in May of the senior year. The reason most prep schools offer AP courses is that a good grade in AP exams usually eliminates the need to take introductory college courses.
Taking an AP class (or several!) is a great way to challenge yourself academically and show colleges that you're serious about your education. An AP class on your transcript signals stronger academic training, especially with high passing scores of 4 and 5 on the test.
AP courses are more challenging classes than the general or college preparatory courses the majority of students take. Since taking AP courses is typically a choice students make, just choosing to take an AP course can be impressive. If you can receive a good grade in the class, even better.Last modified: March 02 2021