Is there only 1 AP test a year?

You can take an AP Exam each time it's offered. Exams are administered once a year in May.
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Are AP exams only once a year?

AP Exams are only given once a year, but you may repeat an exam in a subsequent year. If you do, both scores will be reported unless you request that one be withheld or canceled.
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How many APs a year?

Take three to five if you are aiming for a highly selective school, and two to four if you are aiming elsewhere. Note that many students describe this year as significantly harder than past ones. And you'll also likely be taking your standardized tests.
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How many AP exams are there?

There are 38 AP subject exams. Want to take an exam for a course not offered at your high school?
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Should I retake an AP exam if I got a 2?

You should only retake the AP exam if external factors impacted your test performance the first time AND you're near-positive that the extra effort will pay off in college credit. There's really no other reason to retake an AP exam. They have a marginal impact in college admissions.
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Is it OK to fail an AP exam?

But it's not the end of the world if you don't pass. Your class grade won't be affected, and colleges will still be impressed that you took an AP course. Colleges won't see your scores, if you don't report them. So, even if you are unsure if you'll pass, it's a good idea to opt to take an AP course.
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Does a 3 on an AP exam look bad?

An AP® score of 3 is a respectable score. The College Board designates a 3 to be “qualified”. That means that you understood and executed the material to the point that you could pass the college class. While you did not receive the highest grade in the class, you did pass.
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Is 10 APs enough for Ivy League?

For competitive Ivy League schools, admission officers also want to see AP courses for core subject areas and additional courses. If possible, aim to pass about seven to 12 AP exams if applying to these highly selective schools.
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Is taking 14 AP classes good?

For students aiming for the Ivy League and Top 20 schools in the United States, a good target is to take (and pass) 10-14 AP classes throughout your high school career — or 3-4 each year.
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What is the hardest AP class?

Calculus AB

This college-level calculus course is considered the hardest AP class by many students. You'll study differential equations, integral calculus, and mathematical theorems in AP Calculus AB. The exam consists of 45 MCQs and six free-response questions.
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Is 4 APs too much junior year?

Junior Year

Depending on what kind of school you want to go to, you should be taking between 3 and 5 AP® classes this year. You will need to manage your time well, however, as you also need to study for the SAT® or ACT® during this time.
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What is the easiest AP class?

Five Easiest AP Classes
  • Computer Science Principles.
  • Psychology.
  • Human Geography.
  • Environmental Science.
  • U.S. Government and Politics.
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Is 7 AP classes enough?

If that answer isn't fully satisfying, here is a look at the average number of APs students tend to take over the course of their high school years, broken down by college selectivity: Selective schools: around 7–12 APs. Semi-selective schools: 4–8 APs. Less selective schools: 1–5 APs.
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Should I retake an AP exam if I got a 4?

If you score a 3 or above on an AP test a retake unless you're absolutely set on earning college credit for your work. Ultimately, your AP score will have minimal impact on your admission chances unless you're applying to the most selective colleges with 1s and 2s.
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Is SAT an AP exam?

The SAT is a three-hour exam that assesses reading, writing, and mathematics ability. The ACT is a four-hour examination that assesses English, reading, math, and science abilities. The AP exam is a 2-3 hour examination that assesses college-level knowledge in a specific subject area.
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How many AP exams is too much?

It depends on the student's high school. If a school offers 20 AP courses but students are only allowed to take a maximum of 2 AP classes sophomore year and 8 AP classes in total junior and senior year, then admission officers will only expect a student to enroll in 10 AP courses. They don't expect any more.
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Is 2 AP classes too little?

College counselors recommend that students strive to take 5-8 AP classes throughout their high school career, especially if they are interested in attending a highly-selective institution such as an Ivy League college. That said, you shouldn't feel pressured to take more AP classes than you can comfortably manage.
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Is 17 AP classes too much?

To be competitive at some of the most highly selective colleges in the country, 8-12 AP courses may be the sweet spot amount, assuming the student can handle that level of rigor. There are no colleges out there that require you to take 14, 17, or some other obscene number of Advanced Placement offerings.
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Is 5 AP classes too much junior year?

You can definitely take 5 APs, but just make sure to stay on top of your work and spend a good amount of time studying to make sure you know the material.
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Is 1500 enough for Ivy?

With a 1400+ score, great academics, and a solid background of extracurriculars, you should be a competitive candidate for Ivy League schools. Anything above a 1500 is likely to place you among the top candidates for many schools and programs.
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Is 1500 good for Ivy League?

That said, Ivy League admissions are always highly competitive, so there are no guarantees. My advice would be to focus on crafting a compelling application that highlights your unique talents and passions. If you can do that, a 1500 SAT score might just be sufficient. Good luck with your applications!
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Does Harvard accept 4 on AP?

Harvard only accepts AP® scores of 5 for course credit. If you have 4 scores of 5, you can opt to obtain Advanced Standing. You can use AP® credits to opt-out of lower-level classes. Harvard has general academic requirements that all students must take.
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Will bad AP scores hurt me?

A bad AP score is often correlated with a poor grade in the corresponding course, which can hurt your GPA. While AP courses benefit you by improving your weighted GPA, it may not be worth it if your overall grade in the course is very poor.
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Are AP tests curved?

Tests with a similar curve include the AP language tests and AP Calculus BC, which are also considered to be tests with hard content. There is also another related reason for this curve. These classes self-select, meaning that most students who take it are already highly-qualified for the course.
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What is the most failed AP exam?

At many high schools, AP Physics is notorious for its difficulty level. In addition, it has the lowest overall pass rate of any AP exam.
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