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Should I take AP or dual enrollment courses?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I'm trying to decide between taking AP courses or enrolling in dual enrollment classes next year. What are the pros and cons of each, and how do colleges view these courses? Any advice is appreciated!

9 months ago

Hey there! This is a great question, and I remember my own child faced a similar dilemma a few years ago. So, let me share our experience. AP courses are typically more widely recognized and accepted by colleges for credit, but they require you to pass the AP exam at the end of the year to potentially earn that college credit. Dual enrollment courses, on the other hand, allow you to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously by taking classes at a local community college. However, credits earned this way may not transfer to all colleges, especially if they are out-of-state or more selective institutions. Generally, both AP and dual enrollment courses are considered rigorous by college admissions officers, but they might have a preference for one over the other depending on the specific college. My advice would be to check with the colleges you're interested in and see which option they prefer or how they view dual enrollment credits. Best of luck in making your decision!

9 months ago

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