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I have a question about first-year Calculus

  1. Nov 14, 2009 #1
    I am not sure if I am correct, but first year math consist of Calculus I, II, and III

    Now if I get a 5 on my AP Calculus BC exam, I can skip both I and II (I think). Now I want to skip Calculus III and work it during the summer, but there is no ap exam for that. Is it possible to go to a community college and work on that and transfer the credit to an university even though I am still a high school student?

    I am Canadian by the way
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2009 #2
    Everything you said is correct. That being said, you might want to make sure that the University will accept the community college credit (they probably will, but just make sure).

    Also, remember to enjoy your summer! :D
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 #3

    jtbell

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    Different colleges/universities have different policies on AP credit and transfer credit from other colleges. So if you want to be sure, you need to ask the math department of the particular college/university, or look on their Web site.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 #4
    I asked them already, they definitively recognize all AP credits except for Physics. But how will go to a community college and do this? How much will it cost? Please let me know!
     
  6. Nov 15, 2009 #5
    The cost depends on where you go. Because of a screw-up with the scheduling at my high school, I ended up having to take my senior year English class at a local community college and it was only about $300, including the book. Meanwhile, my friends who graduated a semester early and took a few classes at a state school's branch (literally across the street from the community college) paid a few hundred dollars per credit, since they weren't yet considered enrolled students.

    The point is, cost will be specific to the college where you take the class, and whether or not the credit will transfer depends on the school that you hope will accept the credit. Just call the school's math department and ask them point-blank "Will you accept credit for Calculus 3 from X Community College?"
     
  7. Nov 15, 2009 #6
    I am Canadian, education in high school is free.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 #7
    Then ignore the part about cost and just call the school's math department and ask them whether or not they will accept the credit. Since all schools are going to be different in how willing they are to accept outside credit, you have to hear it from the source.
     
  9. Nov 15, 2009 #8

    jtbell

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    Even for classes that you take at community colleges?
     
  10. Nov 15, 2009 #9
    Well probably not college.....none of my family members have graduated from high school let alone university. So I don't know alot about these things...
     
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