AP Courses: Should my child enroll in one?

AP classes are gaining in popularity. The College Board reports that twice as many students sit for AP exams today than they did ten years ago.

Your high schooler will soon need to decide on her schedule for next year. If she never took an AP class before, you may wonder whether she should register for one.

In this post, we will look at:

  • What are AP classes
  • Why advanced classes like APs help build strong college apps
  • How to use AP courses to earn college credits in high school
  • What are some of the negatives of the AP program
  • How to decide whether your child should take an AP class
  • Some easier AP classes 
  • How to study to do well on the AP exam

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College App News – Jan. 2019 – National Merit Scholarship – Choosing a College – Challenging Coursework

This issue of College Guide 4 Parents’ College Application News focuses on how to get a National Merit Scholarship, factors to consider when choosing which college to attend, and why it is important to take challenging classes in high school.

 

 

College App News - January 2019 - National Merit Scholar, Choosing a College, Challenging Coursework

In this newsletter, we focus on:

  • how to find out if your junior will be a National Merit semifinalist
  • how your child can become a National Merit finalist and obtain a National Merit Scholarship
  • helping your child choose which college to attend
  • why challenging coursework is important in high school

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