Reply. Which is Harder? Yes, it offers an interesting challenge, and students tend to learn more in those classes, but the usual reason is that AP takes away some of the classes that are required in college. “Dual Enrollment classes guarantee college credit, while it is a possibility to receive college credit from an AP class because you must pass the exam with a 3 or better. AP classes can be as challenging as introductory college courses. And with fewer classes, there are fewer assignments.

  • the ap class is cheaper (total cost ~100$ vs $300+ at a college)
  • You shouldn’t take AP Chemistry without first taking an introductory Chem class, as the pace of the class is too fast to absorb all of that information for the first time. Based on pass rates, here are the seven most challenging AP courses (from lowest pass rate to highest): AP Physics 1 (41.9%) AP Human Geography (48.9%) AP United States Government and Politics (49.3%) AP Environmental Science (49.4%)
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  • In the fall, 437 Rogers students were enrolled in AP courses, up from 372 the previous spring. But some of the complaints maintain that the college experience is about more than course credits. College classes covered more material at a faster pace. AP courses should be harder than an honors course in the same subject. Most colleges require a score of three or higher to gain college … There are more exams, quizzes and assignments in high school. Students take these classes alongside their fellow high schoolers, which leaves them unprepared for a true college experience.

    I noticed that Both the actual coursework as well as the test preparation for AP test are harder than the actual classes when you take them in College.I especially noticed this in English composition, I didn't do so well on the test because I'm not goo at writing essays in such a short time, especially hand written, because well, I actually like to think about what I'm gonna write first, make it thought provoking, etc. But I feel that full language and history courses give you more to wiggle room to understand the concepts.

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    So your basis for this generalization is an AP English?

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    All science and math APs are so dumbed down it's not even funny.

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    It might depend on what college you go to?

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    I think and have heard that many AP classes are incredibly watered down. “College is the reward for surviving high school” – Judd Apatow . Yes, the classes are harder and require more work, but they look good on college applications and students are better prepared for university courses, students are told. I found AP classes much, much easier and full of "busy work" compared to my college classes. But many colleges would rather see a B in an Honors or AP course than a higher grade in a regular college prep course. The content of the actual college class is much more in depth and more about comprehension of the subject than memorization (which from my observations can get you through almost all of AP Chemistry). Since AP courses are challenging and require you to study for a comprehensive exam, they teach you skills that will help you in college classes. Try some math/science AP's. Scores on the end-of-course tests range from one to five. Some teachers are difficult while others aren't.

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    The second variable is the actual college you go to. I think my use of the word "even" might have thrown you off into the wrong interpretation (sorry).

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    Really? You won’t be penalized for not taking higher-level courses if they aren’t offered. Understanding the difference and advantages of both of these classes can help you make a more informed decision about which one is better for you. Taking AP classes can be extremely beneficial for the environment alone, as you will be in class with most of the dedicated and hardworking students in your grade. Top universities care more about concepts and essay writing. I have heard plenty of stories of people getting 5s on BC calc, and then having a really rough time taking calculus at college. The number of AP classes you take can help make your admissions profile more competitive. I did both the AP Physics C exams in senior year of high school (but ended up with 3's on both so have to redo them now, and I'm currently in the first one - Mechanics), you're not gonna believe how hard they make it. If you're wondering whether you should be enrolling in AP or honors courses, its hard to make the decision without knowing what makes the two different. Some colleges are more difficult while others aren't.

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    I'd still recommend taking the ap classes EVEN if the college class would be easier. However when I actually went to college and took the courses, they were much easier, and most of the time you'll never be timed to write an essay about a subject that you may not want to write about. But to objectively rank the most challenging AP classes, we considered AP exam pass rates. As an ever-increasing number of students complete an ever-increasing number of AP classes, some admissions officers believe that AP courses have been watered down. Mainly because:

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      Lv 7. Ultimately, IB vs AP is a … I cannot say for the other subjects. Often times, that is not the case. Also it could be just me because I'm the type of person who thinks comprehension is easier than memorization.
    1. you get college credit for the class
    2. AP classes demonstrate academic excellence and achievement. I think that the only thing that would make college classes easier is that you have more free time to work.

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      I received a 5 in AP Calc AB, but when I took Calc II at college, I had the chance to succeed, but I dropped out because I did not have the free time like Poeme said and because Calc II introduced Work and other physics concepts, which I had no background on, and mathematical application of the formulas in problems of mathematical theory.

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      Depends on way too many variables really.

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      The first variable is the actual teacher. I took Calculus 1 and 2 at a local community college and the class was, by far, more intense than the AP exam. Idealist. Students in AP classes, for example, may find that although they passed an exam, their score isn’t high enough. Both are more challenging than regular classes, but AP tends to require more work. I lost two points on my last exam because I had 4 sig figs in the x-component of my vector and 3 in the y-component of my vector (and yet the question asked to answer in terms of decimal places, which I had correct). This probably also depends on your high school teacher, some teachers could more stringent than college professors. Generally, college freshman history classes are cake to me. I'm guessing more technical classes such as math could have a different feel, Math is always gonna be the same structure pretty much. The first camp claims that summer school classes are harder than regular school classes. As such, AP classes are on a different scale than that of general classes. You’re likelier to find AP courses available nearby than IB programs. Colleges take many aspects of your transcript into account, including the rigor of the courses and the grade you received, as well as how your performance compares to that of your classmates. The AP program tends to be a little more common in U.S. schools. I hate memorizing stuff as I think most of it is a waste of time because when you understand the concepts, you can understand how the material is derived rather than blindly memorizing the facts. Why Gifted Students Shouldn't Take the Highest Level Classes Bill can get an A in calculus, but that doesn't mean he should take the class. I often hear people ask the question: Are online college classes harder than the traditional in-person classes that can be taken on physical campuses? And more free time means more time to sleep! Maybe its just me in particular. A rigorous high school course load is very important to selective colleges, and AP courses may be considered stronger indicators of your academic abilities than community college classes. Students frequently report that AICE classes are easier than IB or AP classes, and many complete their AICE diploma by the end of 10th grade. And most highly-selective schools will expect that you do. AP classes are harder than college classes - AP Tests Preparation - College Confidential. The high school teachers will still spoonfeed you and explain it to you until it makes sense, but the system is completely different in college - they literally go out of the way to make it more complex than it really is. We wanted to see students who challenged themselves and took classes that were geared toward preparing a student well for challenging college courses. I'd still recommend taking the ap classes EVEN if the college class would be easier. In fact, I have talked to many people who think that high school was harder than their freshman year of college. Many people often think that by taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes that they might get ahead in college, get credit, or may look better to colleges. University classes do expect more of you than most community college classes, so most people will consider them harder - and universities offer more advanced courses than community college, and those ARE harder courses. They show colleges that the student is capable of successfully meeting the demands of a rigorous college curriculum. For most, the classes … With community college classes, the difficulty of the class and your mastery of the material are harder for colleges to judge. Your score on the exam will affect whether you can get college credit for the class. The difficulty of these courses has nothing to do with a student’s personal interest or investment in the material (like a science wiz killing AP® Chemistry or a history buff excelling in AP® United States History), but rather they have more complex material to cover than other courses. They say there’s value to the personal interaction students get with faculty and classmates, both in the classroom and out. There are two factors to consider when deciding how hard an AP subject is: the difficulty of the AP exam itself, and how the AP class is taught at your high school. Its more about the math than the physics, really (which I think is ridiculous).

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      In my high school class, we could just stop when we had the equations down ("oh..so three variables...three unknowns...you guys can solve it, lets move on"), but they go over the top to make it confusing here with all the vector math and sig figs/rounding/decimal places and take points off for the silliest reasons you can think of. At the last school I worked at, Swarthmore College, it was almost always better to take the harder courses. I was like you in tons of extracurriculars and tons of honors/ AP classes.

      I noticed that Both the actual coursework as well as the test preparation for AP test are harder than the actual classes when you take them in College.I especially noticed this in English composition, I didn't do so well on the test because I'm not goo at writing essays in such a short time, especially hand written, because well, I actually like to think about what I'm gonna write first, make it thought provoking, etc. I think that the only thing that would make college classes easier is that you have more free time to work.

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      I received a 5 in AP Calc AB, but when I took Calc II at college, I had the chance to succeed, but I dropped out because I did not have the free time like Poeme said and because Calc II introduced Work and other physics concepts, which I had no background on, and mathematical application of the formulas in problems of mathematical theory.

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      Depends on way too many variables really.

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      The first variable is the actual teacher. And these motivated students also lead school clubs and organizations, study for the SATS, create their college list, and apply or scholarships all at the same time. Even if you have a 100% understanding of the physics concepts and are perfectly proficient in writing all equations down, you'll still get the answer wrong 80% of the time. 22,169 schools offered AP classes in 2017, according to the College Board. AP classes are supposed to be college-level courses! 2 years ago. Still, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t work hard in AP courses, or that the weighting will save your GPA. Also from what I hear the AP foreign language tests are extremely difficult. How AP Classes Impact Your College Chances. AP classes are not standardized, but the point is to provide college-level coursework and grading -- the reason AP classes can earn students college credit if they go well on the exam. Getting a dose of a college-level curriculum early on could ease your transition from high school senior to first-year college student. Between 2001 and 2017, the total number of students taking an AP exam grew from about 820,000 to more than 2.6 million. I can tell you about my older son’s experience in APUSH. You will have much fewer classes than you did in high school. AP credits will help a student place out of introductory courses in college. Now I don't have to worry about the humanities courses in college.

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      and calc 2 (in college, not the watered down BC version), is usually the point when engineering majors switch to geography :D

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      sciencefrenchie, it's true. This means students run the risk of not scoring high enough, squandering their efforts to bypass a few entry-level college courses. The classes are different, and no, not in a bad way. At some elite colleges, even the highest mark doesn’t count. Lv 6. I am currently a junior and am planning on taking AP Bio and AP Psych as you are right now, next year. Nonetheless, Professors from good universities assume the student as taken AP courses already and decide to delve into harder topics.

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      A lot of kids (including me) complained about how hard AP physics was, but a good number of schools don't even accept the AP Physics B score for credit. The material will be more demanding, there will be more reading, and the grading will be harder. The makeup of those classes nearly matched the socioeconomic and racial demographics of the school. (Some schools require you to take it.) However, if you have the study skills developed in your AP classes, you will probably be able to adapt. 2. Certain AP® classes do have a bit of a reputation for being especially hard. Top 5 Hardest AP Classes. You’ll have to work harder than when taking a typical honors course or a mainstream course (although this is the case with all three of these options) IB Program Classes. He sees me taking all of these AP classes, and he seems to think that they appear much more demanding than any equivalent college course. One of the main reasons high school students take AP classes is to get college credit. Take that for what you will.

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      yodastreet - I've heard that Physics C is a lot harder than B is. I lost two points on my last exam because I had 4 sig figs in the x-component of my vector and 3 in the y-component of my vector (and yet the question asked to answer in terms of decimal places, which I had correct). The material will be more demanding, there will be more reading, and the grading will be harder. 3. Cons of AP Classes . AP Calculus looks better on a college application than AP Statistics but Statistics is a considerably easier. I was planning on taking the freshman intro course, speech, and general zoology. Standardization in AP courses is pretty weak, so it’s hard to offer a definitive answer. AP classes can definitely be harder than the intro level courses they represent, but once you move further along into the college curriculum, that's no longer the case. nrchhabra: The answer to this depends on the institution you apply to. Colleges will know what classes your high school offers and will evaluate you in terms of what opportunities you had. I wanted to take classes over the summer so that I can start building a strong GPA for transfer, but my mom says that I shouldn’t because they’re harder since they’re so short. Honors classes and AP classes are completely different from one another in several aspects. Advanced Placement courses give high school students the opportunity to sample college courses and potentially earn college credit. Maybe it’s just because anything is harder than taking three months off and working on a suntan. The content of the actual college class is much more in depth and more about comprehension of the subject than memorization (which from my observations can get you through almost all of AP Chemistry). The most significant difference between the two is associated with college credit. Also it could be just me because I'm the type of person who thinks comprehension is easier than memorization. I did well in a major university Intermediate spanish class no problem, all you have to do is participate and do homework, and I still don't speak spanish fluently lol. The harder classes don’t just prepare students academically. 1. 1. AP classes can definitely be harder than the intro level courses they represent, but once you move further along into the college curriculum, that's no longer the case. AP, or Advanced Placement, classes are designed to be college-level courses that can better prepare you for real-life college. After all, the grades they earn in AP classes will affect their GPAs and may impact their odds of getting into their dream colleges and universities. You may find some dual enrollment courses are more difficult than AP classes, while the opposite may be true as well. Summer School Is Definitely Harder. Prep for college. However, doing well on high school AP's generally show that you have the capability of learning quick and effectively and that translates well once you reach harder classes. Is it Better to take Honors Courses Before Advanced Placement? As a result, they feel as though AP classes are no longer the equivalent of college classes. There is generally less material to cover prior to the exam compared to courses like AP Biology or AP Chem, resulting in a relatively high pass rate. Nonetheless, Professors from good universities assume the student as taken AP courses already and decide to delve into harder topics.

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      A lot of kids (including me) complained about how hard AP physics was, but a good number of schools don't even accept the AP Physics B score for credit. I took Calculus 1 and 2 at a local community college and the class was, by far, more intense than the AP exam. 2 years ago. The ideal applicant, of course, earns high grades in challenging courses. They also help prepare you for college classes because their curriculum is based off college … They help students visualize themselves at college, Wyborney said. I've always thought that AP classes were just below college-level, or right on target, but I never imagined them being harder. Microeconomics was moderate. Taking AP classes can be extremely beneficial for the environment alone, as you will be in class with most of the dedicated and hardworking students in your grade. Where the 4.0 GPA is standard, many AP classes grade on a 5.0 scale, and some colleges will take that into consideration while reviewing a student’s application. But that does not mean that a “B” in an honors course is the equivalent of an “A” in a regular college prep course. In addition to any concerns about the difficulty of the relevant exams, students may wonder what courses are the hardest to pass. if you take AP credit to place out of certain intro classes) and what classes you choose to take in college. The class I had to take in college that would have counted if I … Take that for what you will.

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      yodastreet - I've heard that Physics C is a lot harder than B is. Al N on 14 Jan 2021 at 7:11 am Hi Zuleika! 0 0.

    3. the ap class is cheaper (total cost ~100$ vs $300+ at a college)
    4. Some teachers are difficult while others aren't.

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      The second variable is the actual college you go to. Class difficulty depends on the professors and how much work you are willing to put into them—not the type of college you are attending. As such, AP classes are on a different scale than that of general classes. Dual enrollment classes have no standardization nationwide which results in various degrees of quality and rigor among the courses. Hi, I was wondering if summer classes are harder than fall/spring classes. Often times, that is not the case. Easier. AP courses are rigorous courses focused on one subject leading to a final … I cannot say for the other subjects. But they also accept community college classes for credit, so community college classes are still up to the standard of college level classes. Physics C is generally considered harder than B, although B is more broad in topics; and that was implied in my previous post. While you may only have access to one of these choices (or even none! They are fast-paced, cover more material than regular classes, and require independent work like research and analysis. All AP? But yeah I said that math and sciences could be different, but to me literature and history college classes are a peace of cake. Honors classes and AP classes are completely different from one another in several aspects. Many college professors tend to go into topics not widely covered by the AP course, and I believe this is true for the AP sciences and math. If you score high enough on the test, you receive college credit. Are AP classes easier or harder than college classes? Relevance. That means more free time. Because advanced placement courses can earn college credits, the grades that your high school student earns today can be a permanent addition to their eventual college transcript. Physics C is generally considered harder than B, although B is more broad in topics; and that was implied in my previous post. For example, I never memorized my multiplication tables, I just found a way to notice certain patterns and if you do that you're able to multiply large number without the tedious memorization.

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      1st=year physics is known to be deliberately hard in college.

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      ^^thanks for the insight. For example, I never memorized my multiplication tables, I just found a way to notice certain patterns and if you do that you're able to multiply large number without the tedious memorization.

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      1st=year physics is known to be deliberately hard in college.

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      ^^thanks for the insight. If your school doesn’t offer APs, you can take some courses online. Your grade in the class will affect your GPA and overall transcript impressiveness.For example, if you’re wondering, \"Is AP Biology hard?\" the answer depends on a few factors. Maybe its just me in particular. Linda.

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    College Courses are suppose to be more rigorous than AP courses. Whether dual enrollment is harder than AP classes or not wildly depends on the subject, teacher, and college administering the dual enrollment course. Even if you have a 100% understanding of the physics concepts and are perfectly proficient in writing all equations down, you'll still get the answer wrong 80% of the time. If you're doing too well, they'll do something stupid to make you go low.

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    Barron's gives you a cursory review on W = Fd... but yea I disagree that AP classes are harder than math/science classes, because even one of the most comprehensive AP reviews can only give you that, nothing else (like bouyant force...etc etc)

    , Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, AP classes are harder than college classes. Although the classes are harder, it is undoubtedly a big plus to be in an environment with other students that want to work as hard as you do. However when I actually went to college and took the courses, they were much easier, and most of the time you'll never be timed to write an essay about a subject that you may not want to write about. But believe it or not, there are other factors that can potentially make summer school courses more difficult than your regular college classes. Is AP Psychology Hard? Some colleges are more difficult while others aren't.

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    I'd still recommend taking the ap classes EVEN if the college class would be easier. AP classes are more difficult than honors classes … Generally, grades are weighted to give “extra credit” in the GPA for these tougher courses. AP Bio is slightly harder than APES, but will look stronger on your transcript if you only plan on taking one science AP. But yeah I said that math and sciences could be different, but to me literature and history college classes are a peace of cake. I did both the AP Physics C exams in senior year of high school (but ended up with 3's on both so have to redo them now, and I'm currently in the first one - Mechanics), you're not gonna believe how hard they make it. Has anyone else ever thought about this? The high school teachers will still spoonfeed you and explain it to you until it makes sense, but the system is completely different in college - they literally go out of the way to make it more complex than it really is. Advanced Placement (AP) classes are a set of standardized college-level classes developed in the U.S. by the College Board (the same company that administers the SAT). However, doing well on high school AP's generally show that you have the capability of learning quick and effectively and that translates well once you reach harder classes. These classes are more demanding than traditional courses, and you can take an AP test during March to place out of certain college courses. Not for Me! Understanding the difference and advantages of both of these classes can help you make a more informed decision about which one is better for you. Conclusion: IB vs AP. What’s more, their ability to transfer credits depends not on the time spent in class but on the result of a single test: the AP exam. And yet, many times students take six or seven of them at once – more than students would ever take in college. Although my college courses were harder than the IB courses, I was already accustomed to balancing multiple hard assignments at once, finding time for my interests and friends, and not letting myself get burned out. Parents also ask about how GPAs are then calculated for honors, AP, and IB courses. Is the class hard for you or in general from your view? I for one can testify that this is untrue. How difficult you end up finding your classes will obviously depend on what classes you have taken in high school (i.e. ), some students find themselves in a position to choose between many. According to the College Board, students who take AP exams get higher grades in college than those with similar grades who don't take AP exams. Many college professors tend to go into topics not widely covered by the AP course, and I believe this is true for the AP sciences and math. AP Psychology is widely considered among students to be relatively "easy" compared to other AP classes. To me, the IB classes were the hardest, then AP classes (although there were some AP classes that were comparable to IB classes), then with Dual Enrollment being significantly easier than … Its more about the math than the physics, really (which I think is ridiculous).

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    In my high school class, we could just stop when we had the equations down ("oh..so three variables...three unknowns...you guys can solve it, lets move on"), but they go over the top to make it confusing here with all the vector math and sig figs/rounding/decimal places and take points off for the silliest reasons you can think of. They're so easy compared to their college equivalent. Thanks for watchiiiin. The history AP test was pretty hard to me. IB courses are challenging high school courses that teach college-level material following a curriculum overseen by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Many people often think that by taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes that they might get ahead in college, get credit, or may look better to colleges. They're so easy compared to their college equivalent. Also from what I hear the AP foreign language tests are extremely difficult. They set an applicant apart from others seeking to gain admission to an elite college. The answer that most colleges will give you is that it’s better to get an A in the Honors/AP class. Although the classes are harder, it is undoubtedly a big plus to be in an environment with other students that want to work as hard as you do. Ivy League colleges and other highly selective institutions often use something called the Academic Index.A tool for assessing applicants, the Academic Index is a calculation that reduces a student’s academic record to one numerical score for easy comparison.

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