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I mean I know people who take Calculus in their High school and they repeat it again in college for "easy GPA", but is GPA that important? I mean I know it is necessary for GRad school, but should I do it?

I am heading into Theoretical Physics and I am deciding whether I should do this or not; personally, I am not very comfortable with repeating stuff that I already know, but I am a terrible test-taker in high school.

I got a 5 on my AP Calculus BC Exam, but I did very poorly in all of my previous math classes (all 70% averages).

I only got one A in all my High school career and that was Pre-Calculus (95%) and that course was online (but it is equivalent to a classroom curriculum).

I am just wondering, do all the renowned physicists that go into famous grad schools repeat courses just to get their GPA up? I know it is more than just GPA, there are letters, researchs and a lot of things that matters.

I am heading into Theoretical Physics and I am deciding whether I should do this or not; personally, I am not very comfortable with repeating stuff that I already know, but I am a terrible test-taker in high school.

I got a 5 on my AP Calculus BC Exam, but I did very poorly in all of my previous math classes (all 70% averages).

I only got one A in all my High school career and that was Pre-Calculus (95%) and that course was online (but it is equivalent to a classroom curriculum).

I am just wondering, do all the renowned physicists that go into famous grad schools repeat courses just to get their GPA up? I know it is more than just GPA, there are letters, researchs and a lot of things that matters.

EDIT: Thanks I should also add that I actually self-studied AP Calculus and I know that there are some applications of Calculus that applies to Physics that aren't on the exam, but I personally went through some of them. I am probably going to have to self-study AP Physics C in the summer to prepare First-year PhysicsEDIT: Thanks I should also add that I actually self-studied AP Calculus and I know that there are some applications of Calculus that applies to Physics that aren't on the exam, but I personally went through some of them. I am probably going to have to self-study AP Physics C in the summer to prepare First-year Physics

**EDIT: The Mathematic Department in my University recommends that people with a 5 in their AP Calculus BC or 6 in their IB Math Hl should take higher-level courses. But I am not sure why if whether that is in good attention or not...**
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