Should I take college courses as a freshmen?Answered
I recently learned that there are only 2 AP classes in 12th grade. To compensate for this should I start taking courses at a local community college the summer before sophomore year?
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Definitely! It will save you money in the long run if your future college transfers your credits from your community college. In addition, when you take college courses it better prepares you for college than AP classes in my opinion, as someone who has done both AP and dual credit classes. Lastly, you have more reassurance that you actually get credits by taking college classes than doing an AP course because you will have to get at least a 4 on the exam to get credit for most colleges.
Taking college credit courses is always a good idea if you do well in them. Maybe start out slowly and only take one to see if you can do well in classes at that level. With college courses, I would definitely recommend taking subject you already have an aptitude for or relate to your interests or intend major to demonstrate to colleges that you pursue those. You can also self-study AP classes if you want to have more of those credits. There are also AP classes offered online on websites like khan academy. If you want to take college courses and feel that you would perform well in them, it is definitely something you should pursue.
Yes. Those additional courses will look good on yiur college application.
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