AP Calc score

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By Link12 (Link12) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 06:29 pm: Edit

Independently learning and taking AP Calc BC as a 10th grader with no guidance in only two months, I received a 3 on the exam. Will this hurt my chances at MIT if I've taken other higher math classes :multivar. calc, lin. ag., dif. eq with A's and A-'s in the class?

By Zzii (Zzii) on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 07:55 pm: Edit


By Vecter (Vecter) on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 02:06 am: Edit


By Amilee04 (Amilee04) on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 12:55 pm: Edit

So what's the deal with the score on the BC exam...the '07 website says they give credit for 4s?

Is that still true?

By Brian216 (Brian216) on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 09:22 pm: Edit

if u dont get a 5 on the ap calc bc test then there is a serious problem with ur calc ability. no offense, but take the test again and get a 5. especially if youve taken higher math classes it should be a piece of cake to get a 5.

By 2bad4u (2bad4u) on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 09:27 pm: Edit

I can't believe how anyone can take multi-variable calc or linear algebra and not be able to get a 5 on calc BC

By Mrowry (Mrowry) on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 09:34 pm: Edit

He might have taken those higher courses after sophomore year. And no, it won't hurt you. You don't even have to write it on your app.

Anyone want to follow up on Amilee's question?

By 2bad4u (2bad4u) on Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 11:16 pm: Edit

If you could get an A in those classes a 5 in BC should be a walk in the park.Assuming no grade inflation. If he is considering applying next year and he took multivar. calc, lin. ag., dif. eq in a semester calendar he must have taken the BC test while being in multi var. calc.

By Amilee04 (Amilee04) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 12:32 am: Edit

also, how important is graphing calculator use....i have one, but have never used it for classwork. Is it basically just a timesaver, or is it absolutely necessary?

By Haithman (Haithman) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 03:55 pm: Edit

Graphing Calculator is required on the test.

By Gogoinwi (Gogoinwi) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 06:01 pm: Edit

Maybe Link took the higher math classes at Harvard...that would explain the inflated grades :)

By Solus (Solus) on Sunday, May 02, 2004 - 11:07 pm: Edit

I got a 3 on the exam as well. I am damn sure I know enough to get a 5 (did so every practice exam I took in class). Some of us don't do well in a standardized testing environment..

Going for a 6 or 7 on IB HL Mathematics to get credit for 18.01 next year.

By Link12 (Link12) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 03:52 pm: Edit

So should I retake it again next year? I'm pretty confident I'll get a 5.

By Vecter (Vecter) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 05:46 pm: Edit

if u've aced multivar and differential, then yeah might as well

By Haruhara (Haruhara) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 07:41 pm: Edit

I've heard you can get like 60-70 % of the test right and still get a 5. is that just for ap physics? or even calc?

By Irock1ce (Irock1ce) on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 11:15 pm: Edit

Calc b/c test is a walk in the park. 65% for a 5.

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