Do I need to mention in application forms that ap classes are not available in our country ?
I’m an international student planning to send applications for undergraduate in the States. In our national education set up, there is nothing such as ap or honors class. I attend a highly competitive prep school but I’m not sure what to do about the course rigour section of the common application. As an international student, do I need to mention somewhere about the fact that ap classes are not available in our country or Do the colleges already know about this ? Also, What should I fill in the course credit section since I do attend a prep school with slightly higher level of classes as compared to normal (I was confused since I think colleges most probably should know that ap classes are specific to only a few countries).
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Admissions officers will understand that AP courses aren't widely offered abroad. Most colleges ask school counselors (or whoever is sending your transcript) to include a digest of the classes offered.
I'm a little confused by your question about course credit though - are you looking at the Common App? I don't see a place that asks about credit, though there are spaces to specify the course level. In your case, if you're taking harder classes than normal, you can probably mark them "Advanced."