Hi. I've been pondering on this decision lately. I'm a Junior in high school and have been accepted to take AP physics C for senior year starting with my fall semester next school year. I really want to pursue a physics/ engineer related major, but here's the thing. I'm aware that AP physics C is a calculus based class, however, I will not be taking calculus at all for my senior year. I have to take pre- calc next year and it's not my choice on whether I do or don't. I want to know If it would be a good idea to take this class, or if I should just drop it. I told the teacher of the class prior to handing in the AP science application that I will not be taking calculus next year and that I will be taking pre calc. What he told me is that he teaches all of the calculus that you need to know for the class. However, from some people who have taken (or are taking the class), and friends of those taking the class, I have been told that he just skims through the calculus part to the point that the calculus and even the calculus AB have a hard time in the class. This really intimidated me especially since I will enter the class with no basic understanding of calculus. The other thing is that I am taking standard/ regents physics (I live in New York) and will be skipping AP physics 1 and 2 straight to C. Should I go for the class, even though I have no basic understanding in calculus and am currently in standard physics (which I am doing pretty well in by the way). Is there any type of preparation that I can do for the class, such as studying from an AP physics C Barron's book over the summer. I will try to talk to the teacher tomorrow about the pace of the class and how I will be able to handle it, but I will also work with the answers that I hopefully receive from here. Thanks in advance. Edit: I will also be studying for the SAT that I will take in October, November, and maybe December, so self studying calculus/ ap physics c will not be the only thing that I do.