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Hello, I am a junior at a competitive highschool, and I am aiming for MIT. My current school is new and only has 4 AP's to take. I know schools look at how many AP's your school offers, but my school has offered to have us self-study and get credit for both AP tests and the course as a whole if we do. Many of my classmates are choosing this option and many of us are intent on applying to the same groups of schools (MIT, Harvard, CalTech, Stanford, ect.). Which AP's should I self study for, and what are the best methods/websites/resources to use?

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2 years ago

Which AP's you self-study for depends on which AP's your school doesn't offer and what you're planning to study in college.

If you're looking for free resources, Khan Academy is one of the best ones. There are lots of free online AP courses on https://www.classcentral.com/. Set a time slot for AP's you're self-studying just like you would do for any other course and be consistent in your efforts. If you want to buy books from publishers like Princeton Review, McGraw Hill, Barron's etc., you can do that. The degree of relevance of publishers' books to the actual exam also varies based on the subject.

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2 years ago

Fiveable is a great free resource for AP self study. It helped me get a 5 on AP US Gov!

https://library.fiveable.me

You can also buy study books for pretty cheap on Amazon or similar sites. They often include practice tests.

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