The deadline to take the AP Test is coming up soon. Many students are debating whether or not to spend the $94 on March 22nd to take the test or not. Like most standardized tests, the AP test causes a lot of unnecessary stress for students.
Sometimes, the stress is worth it because colleges take the credit from that class and you don’t have to take that class in college. Sometimes the stress isn’t worth it, because colleges don’t take the credit, and want you to take that class under their curriculum.
AP courses also look great on a transcript for college applications, but for seniors, the deadline to register test comes after the majority of students have already sent their applications to colleges, and many have decided what school to go to. Since seniors have typically decided where they want to go, the decision to take the test becomes easier for them, because they’ll know whether the school will take the AP credit or not.
For seniors, it’s all a matter of whether the school takes the credit or not. If the college will take the credit, then seniors should absolutely take it, but if they don’t, it’s up to whether or not they want to take it. Any student in an AP class who’s not a senior, should definitely take the test, because of how good an AP class looks on a college application.
As always, you can always ask your teacher or your school counselor for help if you have any questions!