|By Ripvak23 (Ripvak23) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 08:58 pm: Edit|
Hey ya'll... I'm taking the English Language AP. I was checking Columbia's website and it says "no exemption" next to English. Does this mean we get no credit!? If so, why take it? I think I'm just hella confused. Any1 care to clue me in? Thanks.
|By Blah1111 (Blah1111) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 09:01 pm: Edit|
You do get credit, but you just don't get exempted from a first year English Composition course. You still get 3 units of elective credit, however, meaning that either you won't have to take 3 units' worth of elective courses (typically one course), or you can have more time to take electives that you actually like.
|By Silverleaf (Silverleaf) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 11:27 am: Edit|
Hey blahhhh how do you know about the AP credits? Which courses get credit? (in particular, how can I find out about US History, Psych, US Govt, Chem, Euro History, Stats, and Spanish?)
|By Blah1111 (Blah1111) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 06:37 pm: Edit|
You can find it on their website:
for SEAS, and
for the College.
|By Ripvak23 (Ripvak23) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 07:33 pm: Edit|
Your opinion... Is it possible to double major, economics/psychology, without many AP credits? (probably just 1 or 2 APs under my belt)
|By Kenenisa (Kenenisa) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 08:08 pm: Edit|
Ripvak, I would say yes. Tough, but possible. You might have to give up essentially all of your electives and possibly even take a class or two in summer school, but I'm sure it's definitely possible! If that's what you want to do, I'm sure they can make it happen if you're willing to put in the work.
|By Blah1111 (Blah1111) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 08:10 pm: Edit|
Or you can spend an extra year at college if you don't want a strenuous course load in your four years. In my opinion, it would be worth it to get two bachelor's degrees in just a year more than it takes most people to get one.
|By Ripvak23 (Ripvak23) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 08:15 pm: Edit|
Alrite thanks guys. It's definitely something I wanna do. It's just too bad Columbia doesn't offer minors like some other schools. No big deal.
|By Dinofloss (Dinofloss) on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 09:22 pm: Edit|
Columbia doesn't believe that Psych is an actually AP. Check their site that lists the AP exams and credits- psych isn't on there.
|By Frankzovko (Frankzovko) on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 03:52 pm: Edit|
Ok, I just want to make sure I've got this right. For SEAS, if I get the required score for a given course (from http://www.engineering.columbia.edu/bulletin/ugrad/programs/first_soph/ap.php), and there is no exemption listed, I can still get credits that can be used in place of certain electives? I'm probably going to have the following going in:
Calc BC: 5
Physics C, Mechanics: 5
Physics B: 5
Microeconomics: probably 5, maybe 4
English Literature: probably 4, maybe 5
Spanish Language: 5 (unless I badly misinterpreted the essay question but still a 4 then)
Computer Science A: 5
US History: 4
Thanks in advance for any help.
|By Godis (Godis) on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 04:32 pm: Edit|
the max you'd get is 16 credits.
|By Frankzovko (Frankzovko) on Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 05:12 pm: Edit|
16 credits would still be pretty sweet - that's a semester's worth - at the very least I expect to not have to take the required economics course, although that may be the only exemption.
|By Localmooer (Localmooer) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 03:44 pm: Edit|
Columbia College may not have "minors," but they have "concentrations." The only difference is that you can graduate with a concentration (which is frowned upon), and as a result, concentrations tend to be a little larger than normal minors. However, double concentrating is generally not frowned upon.
Whether you start from the beginning, in the middle, or don't take a foreign language sequence has a fair impact.
I heard a -rumor- that you won't need dept. approval anymore starting this year to get exempted from intro Comp Sci...
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