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Do colleges prefer AP courses over dual enrollment?

Hey guys, I'm having a hard time deciding between taking AP courses and enrolling in a dual enrollment program at my local community college. Do colleges have a preference between the two? Thanks for any input!

8 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're considering both AP courses and dual enrollment programs, as both can be beneficial in different ways. From my experience with my own child's college application process, I can tell you that there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Some colleges might prefer AP courses because they are standardized and recognized internationally, while others might value the college-level experience that comes with dual enrollment. It ultimately depends on the college and their specific admissions policies. My advice would be to research the colleges you're interested in and see if they have any preferences or requirements when it comes to AP courses versus dual enrollment. Additionally, consider your own learning style and what environment you think would be best for you. AP courses are typically taught in a high school setting, while dual enrollment courses are held at a college or university, so the atmosphere and expectations can be different. Good luck with your decision, and remember, either choice can be a great opportunity to challenge yourself academically and prepare for college!

8 months ago

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