AP courses are designed to be compatible with first-year university courses. They allow students to prepare for the college workload and develop study skills necessary to be successful in college-level courses. AP courses on high school transcripts show college admissions a student's abilities and experiences in taking academically rigorous courses that are valuable assets to college admissions.
Since AP courses are college equivalent, most high schools offer a GPA boost on transcripts. For example, receiving a B in an AP course is equivalent to receiving an A in a regular high school course. For GPA calculations, students can receive a maximum of 5.0 points, whereas a regular course only has a maximum of 4.0 points. This means doing well in AP courses could in turn give you a GPA higher than 4.0.
Depending on the university and your AP exam scores, you may be eligible to receive college credits. AP exam scores range from 1 to 5. If you score between 3-5, you may be waived from taking some first-year level courses. This allows students to cut tuitions, get ahead in their course requirements, and potentially graduate early or have room to take on an additional major.
AP courses have a rigorous curriculum that requires students to go above and beyond in their efforts to study and perform well. It could translate to a lot of pressure if not handled correctly.
AP humanities subjects have always been known to be very challenging. The excessive amount of reading materials, the wide range of topic coverage, and the obscure vocabulary are what makes those subjects difficult.
AP course instruction differs from teacher to teacher, which can greatly impact student's readiness for AP exams.
Taking multiple college-equivalent-level courses is challenging. The topics covered in AP STEM exams are highly difficult, not to mention the jargonistic terms will be additionally challenging, especially for ESL students.
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— At risk of failing multiple subjects
— Overwhelmed by homework
— Lack motivation and confidence, needing guidance, support, and supervision
— Often confused in lectures
— Face academic challenges and struggle to complete assignments
— Experience sudden drops in grades
— Receive low grades and test scores due to the lack of deep understanding
— Generally self-motivated and often strive for better academic performance
— Have some difficulties in finishing the homework and could benefit from additional support
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