AP class credit question

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AP class credit question
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 3:51pm
Hi. My son is a senior in high school so I figured you guys might know something I don't. My son took AP Stats and he was planning to take the AP exam but he found out that his college does not award credit for the AP Stats class. It seems odd because he will be studying engineering and they award credit for Calc AB and BC and for Physics C, but not Stats. Any ideas why that would be? FYI - he is planning on attending Colorado School of Mines.

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 4:48pm
Not sure. I can say I have a few technical degrees (math, physics, EE) and was not required to take stats. I think it's funny that they say (4 or 5) but then say no credit.
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 6:49pm

AP credits, when they are accepted, count to replace 100 level courses.

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 7:04pm

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 7:13pm

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 7:43pm
I have two engineering degrees and I never took Stats either. But I did take probability in the IE department. I just thought Stats would be similar to that. FYI for the Stats course it doesn't even matter if he gets a 5. They just don't give any credit.

Robin
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Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 7:48pm
Ah, interesting. Thank you. I was just surprised that they were so willing to give credit for Calc. Based on their literature he could go straight into Calc 3 honors. I thought they would be pickier about Calc than Stats. If I ran an engineering school I would be really reluctant to let a student skip 2 semesters of math based on their score on one test.

Robin
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 7:57pm
I agree that I don't really want my son placing out of Calc 2 even though he could do so based on his test score. I think that it can't hurt him to have some repeat. Calc is way to important for an engineer...ditto on the physics. In fact maybe even more so with the physics. Although I do think his physic course was quite difficult. His teacher gave him problems that I didn't see until my second year of engineering classes. I didn't see any of his Calc work, but I think that teacher went beyond the AP curriculum as well. I guess it all depends on the teacher. Now his Stats teacher stunk, but ds said that class was really easy.
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Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 8:02pm
Ah, that makes sense. My son said that the class was incredibly easy. Now I understand why. What a waste of time. Urg, the guidance counselors at our school are useless. They have given him more than one bum steer.

Robin
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Registered: 04-16-2009
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 11:19pm

Well,it depends what type of engineer.

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Registered: 12-23-2006
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 7:04am

Many or most engineering majors will choose AP Calc as thier Math
if both AP Stats and AP Calc are offered.
cause they have to take several semesters of calc in college
and tons of physics,and engineering.

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