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Do colleges value AP or IB classes more?

Hi, I'm a junior trying to plan out my senior year classes. My school offers both AP and IB courses, and I'm not sure which one colleges value more. Does anyone know if there's a preference? I'd appreciate any help. Thank you!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead and planning your senior year classes. When it comes to AP vs. IB, the general consensus is that colleges don't have a strong preference for one over the other. Both programs are seen as rigorous and challenging, which is what colleges like to see. The main difference is that IB is more of a comprehensive program, while AP allows you to pick and choose specific courses. In terms of college admissions, it's more important to focus on taking the most rigorous courses available to you and doing well in them, rather than trying to guess which program might be more highly valued. You should also consider which courses fit your interests and strengths better. Ultimately, it's your performance in these challenging courses and your overall academic record that will make the biggest impact on your college applications. Good luck with your decision and your senior year!

11 months ago

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