2 years ago
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Hi, everyone, some important questions about the AP courses

Hello, everyone. I am currently taking some honor courses in online high school. For now, my country does not offer any AP exam so I did not choose to take any AP course because there is no way to take the exam and earn college credit here.

But I do want to increase the rigorousness of my curriculum with my current honor course. Will it matter to the admission officer if I did not take AP courses since no AP exam is offered in my country? Will the honor courses look the same for them? Do I have to take some AP courses to increase my chance, even though there is no way for me to earn college credits through AP exams? Your help is very much appreciated!

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2 years ago

Hi @Jai123456!

Admissions officers won't fault you for not taking courses that aren't available, and international admissions is often by country (so you might not be competing with students who've had access to AP classes). If you've already taken the most rigorous courses available to you, then I think you're good.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

2 years ago

You mean your country offers AP courses but not AP exams?

If AP courses are not offered at all, your course rigor won't work against you. Admissions officers will just look at whether you're making the best use of all opportunities available to you.

If your country offers AP exams but your high school doesn't, AND you really want to earn college credits, search for nearby AP test centers (which might be a couple of hours away if you aren't in a major city of your state/province because that's where international test centers will be located).

Hope this helps!

2 years ago


You should be fine honestly. The admission officers will see how many AP courses they offer at your current school. Since there are none you should take what harder classes they have available at your school! They’ll take into consideration what classes your school has available for you and such.

I hope this helps! :)

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