0
a month ago
Admissions Advice

Should I take AP English language or APUSH?
Answered

My son's high school offers AP English language and AP US History for Juniors only. Given that he has to take 3 other APs, he can only choose one from the two courses. Also, he has already taken AP World History, and his direction in the future will be STEM area. Which course will AO value more in this case?

2ap
0
2
🎉 First post
Let’s welcome @la_michelle to the community! Remember to be kind, helpful, and supportive in your responses.
@janelancy22 days ago [edited]

I personally wouldn't care about the class it waives and would take AP Lang if he is currently enrolled in other AP classes. IO games

Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

1 answer

0
Accepted Answer
a month ago

I recommend taking AP language, especially since he is a STEM major and history won't be of much use. However, depending on the college he wants to go to, APUSH might help him with the general education courses because the course it waives is listed in a few categories, unlike AP Language.

If he is already taking other AP classes, I personally wouldn't worry about the class it waives and would take AP Lang.

If he wants to take AP government and economics in his senior year, I would 100% take AP Lang.

0
What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
Loading…
UCLA
Loading…
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works