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Do colleges prefer AP courses or dual enrollment classes?

Hello! I'm a junior and I'm trying to plan out my senior year schedule. I have the option to take AP courses or dual enrollment classes, but I'm not sure which one colleges prefer. Can anyone share their thoughts on this or their experiences with AP courses and dual enrollment? Thank you!

10 months ago

Hello! I can understand why you might be unsure about which path to take. Both AP and dual enrollment classes have their benefits, and it's great that you're considering the potential impact on college admissions. From my experience with my own child who is now in college, the answer varies depending on the college and your specific situation. Generally, colleges like to see that students are challenging themselves academically, so taking either type of advanced course is a good idea. AP courses might be preferable if you're looking to earn college credit by scoring well on the AP exams. On the other hand, dual enrollment classes allow you to experience college-level coursework and can also provide college credit directly, depending on the institution. In my child's case, they took a mix of both AP and dual enrollment classes to diversify their academic experience. Ultimately, the best choice for you will depend on your personal goals and the colleges you're interested in. I suggest speaking with your school counselor to get more tailored advice. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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