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Will I be allowed to skip Calculus II if I do this? I passed Calculus III

  1. May 9, 2010 #1
    This is my situation, last week I took the AP Calculus BC exam, I feel like I did really poorly and even if they are going to curve it, I think I am going to end up with a 3 or 4.

    Now in this summer, I going to take a Calculus III at a college who has granted me exemption from prerequisites. I am doing it right now and I am doing okay in the course. In fact, I think it is not very difficult to pass this course.

    Now here is the problem, this fall when I enter university, I am going to be a freshman. If I get the passing grade from Calculus III at my summer studies, will I have to do Calculus II again at my new university?
     
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  3. May 9, 2010 #2

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    You're going to have to ask your new university whether they will give credit or not.
     
  4. May 9, 2010 #3
    Does granting prerequisite for Calc II won't affect your GPA for grad school? Is that why you are suggesting there is a possibility of success?
     
  5. May 9, 2010 #4

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    No, I am suggesting that the rules at each university are different and you need to check them out. Suppose they say no - "but a bunch of guys on the internet said you'd give me credit!" is unlikely to be persuasive.
     
  6. May 9, 2010 #5
    What do you think my chances of success are?...
     
  7. May 10, 2010 #6
    Firstly, hav you checked what grade you have to get on the exam to get credit for the course? My university gave credit for a 3 or above on calculus AP exam

    If you don't get the grade, I would think not very high. In my experiences, universities don't like to give away credit if you don't meet the requisite. But heck, what do I know? Your situation is a bit unique, contact the university if you need to after you get your grade. Good luck!
     
  8. May 12, 2010 #7
    Do universities have placement exams??
     
  9. May 13, 2010 #8

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    Some do, some don't.
     
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