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Greate extracurriculars if I want to stand out for top colleges and major in Political Science?

My school only offers AP US History for freshmen and I can no longer take it. Will colleges find it ok if I self study for it?

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@Donovan_Little039 months ago

Self-study for what, if I may ask?

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Ivybeam9 months ago

AP US History

@Donovan_Little039 months ago

Are you able to take the test without taking the class? Have you taken any other social studies courses?

[🎤 AUTHOR]@Ivybeam9 months ago

Yes I am, and also my school only offered this AP class for freshman year, and I took the honors version becaus my teacher didn't recommend me for AP US

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9 months ago

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement/search-policies

Check this website to see the required score for each college to get college credit

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9 months ago

Since you can take the test without taking the class (most schools don't have that option), you should use it as a vantage. If you believe you can comprehend the concepts of the subject and put in the rigorous effort, then I wouldn't see any reasons to deter you. Now, would a college find it okay? If you got a four or five on the test, I honestly don't think they should care (you must know something if you scored so high). If you self-studied AND scored high, any college would find that exceptional.

I hope this helps!

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