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More and more high school students are choosing to take advanced placement AP classes and with this growth people should begin to ask themselves if they are really worth the stress they cause or are these classes just scams used to make CollegeBoard more money On the CollegeBoard website it states that Advanced Placement classes will earn you college credit and help you stand out in the admission process and learn from some of the most skilled dedicated and inspiring teachers in the world They also mention that AP classes help to better prepare the student for college These statements although good in theory hold very little truthA recent New York Times article by Tamar Lewin discusses the fact that colleges are becoming less likely to accept AP credit The reason for this being that these AP classes are not actually equivalent to the courses given in college Dartmouth proved this when they gave a condensed version of the Psych 1 final to incoming students Of more than 100 students who had scored a 5 on the AP exam 90 percent failed the Dartmouth test Lewin These statistics cause people to lose faith in this programCollegeBoard also claims that AP classes help you stand out in the admission process but when over 50 percent of college bound students are taking AP classes Rachel G AP Classes Are They Worth It your chances of standing out based on AP classes become slimmer There is also proof that colleges do not care about AP classes as much as the CollegeBoard might have you believe When Fieldston School dropped its AP courses they feared that it would hurt the students chances of getting into college but when students that had never taken an AP class before applied to colleges the results showed that this change had little to no effect on the student admission rate In fact 61 of the 65 Fieldston
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