Is it better to take an AP class and get a C or a regular class and get an A?

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This is always a bit of a tough question to answer, and it’s a very popular question. Generally, colleges want to see that you’ve demonstrated the ability to succeed academically in high school because that tells us you will be able to succeed academically in college as well. The question about whether it’s better to get a C in an AP class versus an A in a regular class. Generally, we’d probably see the A in the regular class. You’ve been able to demonstrate an ability to succeed. But if the question would it be better to get a B in an AP class versus an A in a regular class, we would probably say the B in the AP class that is a little bit more rigorous, more like a college-level coursework. That would probably be more appealing to colleges.

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¿Es mejor tomar una clase de AP y recibir una C o una clase normal y tomar una A? Sarah Gallagher Dvorak, Directora de Admisiones, Saint Mary’s College
Ésta siempre es una pregunta complicada de responder, y es una pregunta muy popular. Generalmente, las universidades quieren ver que usted ha demostrado la habilidad de triunfar académicamente en el instituto porque eso nos contará si también es capaz de tener éxito académicamente en la universidad. La pregunta sobre si es mejor obtener una C en una clase AP o una A en una clase regular. Generalmente, seguramente veríamos la A en la clase normal. Ha sido capaz de demostrar la habilidad de triunfar. Pero si la pregunta fuese si es mejor obtener una B en una clase AP contra una A en una clase normal, seguramente diríamos que la B en la clase AP es un poco más rigurosa, más parecida a un trabajo de nivel universitario. Esto sería más interesante para las universidades.

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Prep Scholar: Are AP Classes Worth It? Should You Take Them?

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Washington Post (opinion): AP Courses: How many do colleges want?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/college-admissions/ap-courses-how-many-do-college.html