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How to Study for Your AP Exams
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How to Study for Your AP Exams

The year-long work of your AP courses is all leading to one thing: the AP Exam. And while these exams can cover a lot of content …

Sophomore Score on Calc BC AP Exam
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Sophomore Score on Calc BC AP Exam

Question: I'm in 10th grade and just took the AP Calculus BC test. I'll probably get a 3. Will this in any way affect my admissio…

How Many Times Can an AP Exam Be Taken?
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How Many Times Can an AP Exam Be Taken?

Question: Is there a limit to the number of times I can take an AP exam, if I want to improve my score?

Here’s the scoop on rep…

Can I Take an AP Exam Without the AP Class?
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Can I Take an AP Exam Without the AP Class?

Question: I am currently in an accelerated/honors chemistry class with an A+ average. I had signed up for the AP version of the c…

Does a Good AP Exam Score Make Up for A Bad Class Grade?
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Does a Good AP Exam Score Make Up for A Bad Class Grade?

Question: Does a good AP test score make up for a low grade, like a C or D, in that AP class? How will this situation affect the …

How Much Credit for AP Exam Results?
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How Much Credit for AP Exam Results?

Question: My son, a high school senior, was told by one college on his list that he would get credit for the three 3's he earned …

What's An "Acceptable" AP Score?
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What's An "Acceptable" AP Score?

AP Courses are becoming more and more common on the schedules of high school students for multiple reasons. They're a great way t…

Taking AP Exams Your School Doesn’t Offer
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Taking AP Exams Your School Doesn’t Offer

Choosing which AP courses to take can be a daunting task. What will look best on a college application? What will help you score …

Students in These States Performed Best on 2018 AP Tests
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Students in These States Performed Best on 2018 AP Tests

Regardless of whether or not you agree with the recent changes to the AP exams, the fact remains that an increasing number of hig…

AP Vs. IB -- Where's the Research?
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AP Vs. IB -- Where's the Research?

Question: I have taught at two international schools for the past nine years: Eight at an AP school, and for the first time this …

Will No Pre-Calc Torpedo Elite-College Chances?
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Will No Pre-Calc Torpedo Elite-College Chances?

Question: Our son intends to study Latin, German and Classics in college. He attends a private college prep HS and has strong cr…

Our High School Rarely Sends Students to Top Colleges
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Our High School Rarely Sends Students to Top Colleges

Question: My child is very highly ranked in her class, has an A+ GPA and good SAT scores. But our high school does not have a his…

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