According to the College Board who facilitates the AP Courses:
“Most students take five or six years, and sometimes even longer, to earn their bachelor’s degrees at public colleges and universities. Students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely to graduate in four years. A 2008 study found that AP students had better four-year
graduation rates than those who did not take AP. For example, graduation rates for AP English Literature students were 62 percent higher than graduation rates for those who took other English courses in high school. Because more than 3,200 colleges and universities in the United States offer credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying AP scores, AP students have the flexibility to double major or study abroad without putting at risk graduation in four years.”
In addition, admissions counselors review the course load students take and according to the ones we’ve interviewed, they prefer to see a tough course load over an easy course load.
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