AP World or APUSH?
Which class would I most likely get credit for if I wanted to major in Political Science or Journalism?
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AP US History would probably be better for Political science because you will learn about the foundations of America, which is necessary to analyze its political structure.
Hi, the truth is that it depends on which college you apply and get accepted into. For example at Brown University or William College, they do not give you college credit for AP classes whatsoever. They are only used for placement purposes.
However, at other Ivys, Elites, and top LACs they have different charts and scales for giving college credit.
Therefore you need to research how each school you apply to treats APs and what AP test scores you need to achieve to get college credit, or get advanced standing in a their undergraduate degree program.
You can do this either by researching their website or going to the college board and looking it up.
If you compare Harvard, Columbia, and Yale, they all have different policies.
Harvard will give you credit for APUSH
Columbia gives you credit for APUSH but not AWorld
Yale gives you ZERO credit for either.
And keep in mind you need to get a score of 5 out of 5 on your AP exam to get college credit.
I would suggest taking both--typically people do AP World sophomore year and APUSH junior year.
I think APUSH would be best.
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