May 28, 2020
Thereâ€™s a good chance that you will be able to succeed on the AP Chemistry exam even though you didnâ€™t take the AP course. You need to talk to whomever teaches the AP chem class at your school and ask what sort of preparation you can do on your own to take that exam.
If this is the same individual who teachers your accelerated/honors class, he or she should know exactly where to direct your independent study and will probably encourage your efforts. Hopefully, any other teacher would do the same. However, you need to steel yourself for the possibility that some teachers may resent the fact that you avoided the tougher course and now want to try the test anyway. Nonetheless, itâ€™s certainly an idea worth pursuing. In fact, you may find that there isnâ€™t a lot of difference between the materials covered in your chem section and those studied by the AP students.