I wanted to know that want impact an AP course certification has on my application and is it absolutely necessary? The normal school curriculum that I have is equivalent to that of AP courses. Do I still need to take up AP classes? Or can I simply inform universities about my course difficulty? Will they be fine with it or will I have some disadvantage?
AP courses are definitely preferential for colleges as they are standard courses and colleges are sure about their rigor. Colleges don't know about how rigorous your schools courses are and don't have resources to look into every schools course rigor. Especially if your school does offer several AP's, it will be a disadvantage to your application.
Hello! The fact that you took AP classes at all is beneficial on your college application(s). Taking any AP test is not necessary though, unless you would like to get college credit. It won't hurt you if you don't take the AP tests though.
This was deemed very helpful for me though, because passing AP tests gave me college credit, so I didn't have to take some of the required classes at my college, making college cheaper and and more manageable.
I hope this helps!
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