Precalc and AP Calc

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By Mfacusse (Mfacusse) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 02:49 pm: Edit

Will taking a Precalculus course over the summer at Harvard allow me to enter AP Calculus or normal calculus?

Also, if you have any comments on the program, please post them here.


By Javaprogrammer (Javaprogrammer) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 03:37 pm: Edit

Yes I entered AP Calc, from taking Pre-Calc the previous year.

What do you mean by normal? AP Calc is college level calculus. That's what AP courses are! Calc AB is equiv to Calc 1 in college, where as BC is equiv to both Calc 1 & 2.

By Bkwrm98 (Bkwrm98) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 06:08 pm: Edit

No, in our school we have regular calculus (no college credit) and AP calculus AB and BC.

Talk to your guidance counselor. It's different for every school (I know that it is nearly impossible to skip precalc at my level because then senior year, we would exhaust the math courses offered, and the school doesn't want people taking classes at Rutgers.)

By Mfacusse (Mfacusse) on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:19 pm: Edit

I just got a response from Harvard stating that the course would prep me for AP calc... hopefully my guidance counselor will let me take AP calc...

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