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AP Classes vs. Dual Enrollment: Which one is better?

Hi everyone! I'm currently a junior, and I have the option to take either AP classes or dual enrollment courses next year. Which one looks better to colleges? Which would you recommend and why? Thanks!

11 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're considering your options for next year. When it comes to AP classes versus dual enrollment, both have their benefits and drawbacks. In terms of college admissions, neither option is inherently 'better' than the other, as colleges will consider the rigor of your coursework in either case. The best choice for you will depend on your personal goals and preferences.

AP classes are standardized courses with a culminating exam that can potentially earn you college credit if you score well. They are generally more widely recognized, and their curriculum is consistent across schools. On the other hand, dual enrollment courses allow you to take classes at a local college, earning both high school and college credits. This can give you a taste of the college experience and help you adjust to the workload. However, the transferability of credits may vary depending on the college you eventually attend.

Ultimately, I'd recommend talking to your school counselor to see which option fits your goals and interests better. They can provide valuable guidance based on your academic history and future plans. Good luck with your decision!

11 months ago

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