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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Opting Out of Taking the AP Exam?

Is it possible to choose not to take the AP exam after signing up for the class? Will there be any major consequences, like on my transcript or something?

8 months ago

Absolutely, you can choose not to take the AP exam for a variety of reasons, such as if you feel unprepared or if the cost is prohibitive. While opting out won't affect your high school transcript directly since it reflects your coursework and grades rather than exam scores, it might impact how colleges perceive the rigor of your curriculum. For instance, if you're applying to highly competitive schools, they might expect you to have taken the AP exams associated with your AP courses. However, if your grade in the class is strong, that will still show your ability to perform well in college-level coursework.

If you're applying to colleges where credit is given for strong AP scores, you might also miss out on the opportunity to earn college credits, which could save time and money in the long run. It's also important to review the AP exam policy at your high school; some schools may have specific rules or fees associated with dropping an exam. Make sure to speak with your counselor or AP Coordinator if you're considering not taking the exam.

8 months ago

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