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AP Credits through Online Classes?

This might be a long shot, but are there legit ways to earn AP credits by taking online courses? My school doesn't offer all the AP classes I want to take. If anyone's done it or has info, that would be super helpful.

7 months ago

Hi there! Absolutely, it's possible to take AP courses online if your school doesn't offer the ones you're interested in. Many students in similar situations opt for online AP classes to challenge themselves and add rigor to their transcripts.

One option you might consider is the College Board's AP Online Courses offered through various providers. These courses are designed to prepare you for the AP exams, and many are recognized by high schools for credit.

However, be sure to check with your own high school to make sure they'll acknowledge the online AP course for credit and count it towards your GPA. Also, don’t forget you can study independently for AP exams even if you don’t take the official course.

The College Board provides course outlines and sample questions for all AP subjects on their website, which can be a great resource for this. Exam fees still apply, but if you score well, colleges will see your initiative and self-discipline in learning outside the traditional classroom setup. Just remember that while AP credits are valuable, it's crucial to balance your workload to maintain a strong GPA. Good luck!

7 months ago

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