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Is AP Calc BC considered Calc 2?

I've been hearing mixed info about this, so I wanted to ask: is AP Calc BC equivalent to Calc 2 in college? Will it prepare me well enough for upper-level math courses?

7 months ago

From my understanding, AP Calculus BC is often considered equivalent to both Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 in college. When students earn a high enough score on the AP Calculus BC exam (typically a 4 or 5), they may receive college credit for one or both of those courses, depending on the specific university's credit policy.

It's important to note, however, that the depth and rigor of the AP Calc BC course may not be exactly the same as the college-level courses. While AP Calc BC does cover many topics found in a typical Calculus 2 course, the pace and the problems you may encounter in a college class could be different. That being said, doing well in AP Calculus BC usually indicates a strong foundation in calculus, which should prepare you for upper-level math courses. Remember that college classrooms offer additional resources like professors' office hours and academic support centers to assist you with the transition.

In the end, it's always a good idea to consult your college's credit policies and course requirements to fully understand how AP Calc BC will relate to your academic journey.

7 months ago

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