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Calc AB Vs Calc BC

Hey guys.

I want to major in Mechanical Engineering. I'm a Junior, and I'm talking Honors Precalc atm. I got a B- last year, and I underestimate my ability in the class. I'm thinking of taking Calc AB because of that.

What I want to ask is how will that impact my admissions chances compared to me taking Calc BC next year?

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19 days ago

Hi! To my understanding, the main differences between Calc AB and BC is that BC goes a bit more into the details, and BC usually has 2 extra units compared to AB. Taking BC would be more useful to a Mechanical Engineering major, however AB would be easier and less demanding than BC. If you can manage to really learn the content in Precalc, then definitely go for BC. BC would also look better for a college application, as it shows that you challenge yourself academically. Hope this helps!

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