Advanced Placement courses, otherwise known as AP classes, are a common crossroad for high school seniors. Common courses include, but are not limited to: AP Euro, AP Stats, APUSH, and AP Language.
Should I take an AP course my senior year, or a more relaxed schedule?
Let me tell you, AP is worth every minute of studying. And here’s why.
1. AP classes save you thousands of dollars.
Literally. AP classes are free to take at high school (with the exception of the AP exam fee) and are thousands of dollars to take at a university. Save yourself money now, as you will definitely need any spare change once you get to school. Plus, AP classes tend to be easier than college general education courses.
2. The work you put in now, during high school, allows for more flexibility in your college schedule.
The fewer general education courses you have to take your freshman year, the better (fewer 600-student lectures).
3. It helps to come into college with as many credits as you can.
Aside from the fact that you need a minimum amount of credits to graduate, having credit hours shows that you are hard-working, determined, and a good student. Credit hours show how prepared you are for college, so gather as many as you can!