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Do colleges prefer AP or IB classes?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior and I'm trying to decide between taking AP and IB classes next year. I've heard that some colleges prefer one over the other, but I'm not sure which one that is. Can anyone give me some advice on this? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hi there! Great question. When it comes to college admissions, both AP and IB classes are highly regarded, as they show that you are challenging yourself academically. Generally speaking, colleges don't have a strict preference for one over the other. What's more important is that you choose the program that best aligns with your interests, strengths, and future goals. AP classes allow you to focus on specific subjects you're passionate about, while the IB program takes a more holistic approach, requiring you to take a range of courses and complete additional components like the Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge, and CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) requirements. If you're still undecided, it might be helpful to talk to your school counselor or teachers about which program fits you best. Additionally, you could research the colleges you're interested in to see if they have any specific policies or preferences regarding AP or IB courses. Ultimately, the most important thing is to challenge yourself and enjoy the learning process. Best of luck!

7 months ago

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