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I am a student from India. My school doesn't offer AP exams. And the AP exams are very expensive in India so I didn't attempt them.

I am planning to apply to Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program and the Wharton School of Business, so I wanted to ask if I would be at a disadvantage?

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In short, as long as you take the hardest courses in your school it should be fine. They're probably take financial circumstances.

Also, there's no need to take them this early. Colleges only accept AP exams from 4 years prior (so Fall 2024 in your case since you're applying in 2028). I know in India, you would technically be called high schooler, but in the US, you would still very much be a middle schooler. So there is no reason to take them this early. There are also some ways to reduce AP exam fee a bit: apcentral.collegeboard.org/exam-administration-ordering-scores/ordering-fees/exam-fees/reductions. And don't worry, AP exams are expensive in general no matter where in the world you live in. There's a reason why less than 400,000 high schoolers in the world take a certain AP exam in any given year. If you're planning to cram on APs, though, be prepared to spend a few thousand US dollars.

Hope this helps,

SilverDragon (10th-rising 11th, Class of 2025, Japan, 3-time AP taker so far).

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