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26 days ago
Admissions Advice

IB or AP ?

do colleges prefer one over the other? is doing the IB program worth it?

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26 days ago[edited]

Both are great as they show that you have taken a rigorous course load. You should take the one available to you. I don't think it matters which one you take. I would recommend the AP over IB because of the time commitment and since most colleges give you credits if you get 4 or 5 on the AP test. Besides, most colleges only give college credits if you score high on the Higher level exam and not the standard level IB exam.

Overall I would recommend for you to take AP but you should pick the one you feel you will succeed the most in.

Hope that helps? :)

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25 days ago

Taking either AP or IB classes will look very good on your college applications, as it shows you're challenging yourself with college-level courses. There's no real preference or benefit from doing one program or the other, as long as you do well in your chosen courses.

https://blog.prepscholar.com/whats-better-for-you-ib-or-ap#:~:text=Taking%20either%20AP%20or%20IB,well%20in%20your%20chosen%20courses.

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