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Is skipping a year of uni english (high AP Final mark) worth it?

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So I've heard that most universities will count a 4/5 on an AP exam as first-year credit, so I wouldn't have to take it. But is it worth it to still take that class? Is English class drastically different in university, especially in terms of marking, that I should still take first-year English?
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Depends what program you're going into. If you plan on majoring in English, you should probably take it, or it most cases you'll likely be required to anyway, otherwise just get the transfer credit.
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Agreed. I would recommend not to accept transfer credit for any AP course that is mandatory for your major. I think you should use them primarily for electives or for courses that only have a first year requirement. If you are committed to using as many of your AP's as possible, see if you can get your hands on a copy of the final exam for the course in question and try it out. If you can manage to score well on it, feel free to accept the transfer credit and start in the next level course. There can be advantages to doing that. On the other hand, there probably isn't going to be a 1:1 correlation between the material covered in the AP course and the university course, even if the school is willing to give you transfer credit. A different strategy would be to not accept the credit with a view to making easing into first year easier and hopefully ending up with higher marks.
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