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Ep. 152 | Do I need to take AP Exams?

Does colleges care whether or not I take AP exams?

Show Notes:

In today's episode, I give a quick background on AP (Advanced Placement) classes. Who takes them? How many is too many? Which ones are the best? And, then, I answer the latest question which keeps popping up, "Do I really have to take any AP Exams?". The trend toward skipping AP Exams is one that your child should consider very carefully. Listen to this episode to find out why. 

0:00:41 The AP landscape 

0:06:48 How many APs classes should I take? 

0:10:00 How many AP exams should I take? 

0:12:33 Enter COVID

0:15:00 The AP exam delusion 

0:15:40 Why should I care about AP exams? 

0:16:40 Student profile 2019 (then) 

0:19:30 Student profile 2022 (now) 

0:21:55 What's a college to think? Follow us:

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