The next level of math that my high school offers is AP Statistics. I'm a couple of years ahead in math, so there are literally no other classes available to me. I don't really care about taking the AP test, but my teacher said that colleges won't give me credit for the class if I don't. I don't want to spend an extra hundred dollars on a test I don't care about, and I don't have time to study for yet another test. If I'm not going to get credit, should I just not take the class?
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It depends what your options are if you don't take AP Statistics. Many colleges require students to take a certain amount of math and science classes in high school - usually at least 3 years of each, preferably 4.
I was in this dilemma myself when I was in high school, because I'd taken BC Calculus junior year and the only math class left to me was AP Statistics (which I wasn't really interested in taking). My guidance counselor was pressuring me to consider taking it anyway, so that I wouldn't be math-class-less my senior year...until she realized that it conflicted with my language class, which I wasn't going to give up after 5 years of study. We came to a happy compromise when I signed up for AP Macroeconomics to fill that empty "math" slot.
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