#1 – AP courses are only for high achievers

Reality – Students don’t have to be at the top of their class to take AP classes, but students should be well-prepared and really work hard for their AP classes.

#2 – AP courses are hard and stressful

Reality – AP classes are challenging for students, but are completely out of reach. If you are willing to study hard, you will succeed and get good grades

#3 – I don’t think I’ll get high enough marks in AP courses

Reality – You don’t have to get a perfect score to be considered “successful” on the AP exams. Universities and Colleges give credit to students when they get a score of 3 or higher (on a scale of 1 to 5). Conversion of AP score is as follows

  • 5 (Extremely well qualified), A+ / A
  • 4 (Very well qualified), A- / B+ / B
  • 3 (Qualified), B- / C+ / C
  • 2 (Possibly qualified)
  • 1 (No recommendation)

#4 – Attending AP will affect GPA

Reality – AP scores have absolutely no effect on grades in formal classes, but on the contrary, show the school that you are ready to face college-level challenges right from high school

#5 – I’m not so sure. How do I know if AP is really right for me?

Reality – If you’re confused, talk to your teacher or academic advisor for more advice


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