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Ep. 71 | The Ascendancy of AP Classes and Exams

In this episode, I discuss the ascendency of AP classes and exams, and how to make the most of them.

Show Notes:

In this episode, I discuss the ascendancy of AP classes and exams, and how to capitalize on their momentum. As more and more objective measures of student academic achievement get canceled, others are surging. Find out why AP classes and exams may be the last place to show your academic chops.

Here is what I discuss in this episode:

0:01:17 The growing challenge for college admissions

0:01:53 Bye, bye SAT/ACT requirements

0:02:30 SAT Subject Tests, gone

0:02:55 No more SAT "essay"

0:03:32 GPA now meaningless

0:05:52 Ascendancy of APs

0:07:35 AP exams are more important now

0:07:57 APs exams more important during pandemic

0:08:30 How is admissions dealing with this?

0:09:00 Not a good idea to skip AP exams anymore

0:09:25 Re-think your AP study strategies

0:09:42 Take all AP Exams?

0:10:12 Don't take May/June SAT/ACTs

0:11:32 How does this affect class selection?

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