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Thread: (US Colleges Only)IB Credits VS AP Credits

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    Default (US Colleges Only)IB Credits VS AP Credits

    I have 4 older brothers and sisters, all of which have been accepted to/graduated from University of Virginia. High School is next year, and I really want to know whether I should do the IB program or regularly do AP credits.
    I know that a lot of US colleges do not accept IB credits, but what known colleges do accept them?

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    So you don't want to go to the University of Virginia?

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    It doesn't matter too much, really. AP isn't bad. I've never taken IB.

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    Some schools cap how many AP credits you can bring in. So beware. Do you have dual enrollment? Do a little bit of both.
    Like I had taken enough AP classes in high school to get 45 credits however they only allowed me to actually use 30 of them. I don't know anything about IB thats just my experience with AP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lofty View Post
    Some schools cap how many AP credits you can bring in. So beware. Do you have dual enrollment? Do a little bit of both.
    Like I had taken enough AP classes in high school to get 45 credits however they only allowed me to actually use 30 of them. I don't know anything about IB thats just my experience with AP.
    And some schools just don't recognize them (mainly IV League and CalTech, but still). Over in the insignificant state of Utah, IB can waive about two years of college. That's Utah, 'tho. From my knowledge, AP emphasizes in-depth knowledge of a subject (for physics, you had better know all the equations and how to use them), while IB emphasizes thinking and reasoning (questions like, "Explain...." and "Discuss..."; IB *any subject* is like AP English with a subject sway).

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    What about Governors School?
    What benefits does that have?
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    If you are planning on going to the same University your 4 siblings have, you should have absolutely no trouble getting in. IMO don't bother taking AP credits, and just take the classes in college. AP credits and other things are really only worth it if you have to compete in the crap system that is US academics. Since you don't learn crap in high school, just take it easy and get good grades. That and your legacy credentials will be more enough to get your into UV and then you can actually learn stuff there.

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    Well Im in IB and im not 100% sure about the whole thing but i know for atleast where i go you end up taking a bunch of ap classes in junior and senior year
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    Quote Originally Posted by masterofthebass View Post
    IMO don't bother taking AP credits, and just take the classes in college.
    Wrong.....AP credits can save you a lot of money on college. My wife completed her bachelor's degree in 3 years because of AP credits. So yeah, a whole year of college she didn't have to pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by masterofthebass View Post
    IMO don't bother taking AP credits, and just take the classes in college.
    Wrong.....AP credits can save you a lot of money on college. My wife completed her bachelor's degree in 3 years because of AP credits. So yeah, a whole year of college she didn't have to pay for.
    I second that. Getting good scores on AP tests basically gives you free college credits!
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