More than 90 percent of four-year colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores. By entering college with AP credits, you'll have the time to move into upper level courses, pursue a double-major or study abroad.
It depends on which AP class you intend to take. Medical schools want to see a year of Biology, a year of General Chemistry, a year of Organic Chemistry, a year of Physics, and a year of math. Now...If you take AP Chemistry, that is fine because you will have to take Organic Chemistry in college anyways. So long as you take it DURING the school year and get a good grade, you will be fine.If you take AP Biology, and you major in biology, you will not have a problem because you will be taking a load of biology classes (i.e. Genetics, Neuroscience, etc etc) and so, as long as your grades in theses college classes are good, you are fine.If you take AP Calculus, you have relieved yourself of college calculus (which I HIGHLY recommend). However, I do recommend taking a statistics class when you get to college, because statistics are useful regardless of what you do with your life.I highly do not recommend taking AP Physics. As you see above, you will be taking a year worth of college classes even if you get AP credit. However, if you AP out of physics, you would have to take a year worth of college level physics beyond General Physics. I do not even know what that's called, and if you're anything like the rest of us pre-med kids, you do not want to do that to yourself.Take all the AP credits you want, but make sure that once you get to college, your grades are UP UP UP. I myself AP'd out of Biology and Expository writing. Although in comparison with other kids that's not really much, it really helped me adjust into my first year of college. If you had to choose whether to AP out of biology or chemistry, I would suggest biology. For some reason, that is the more common one, and the one med schools are more used to seeing. Also, I believe General Chemistry will get you a little used to how you are supposed to study for Organic Chemistry, which is probably the hardest on this list.All in all, it really depends on your situation. It also really depends on where you live now and where you are looking to go to college. However, since you are just ENTERING high school, I say forget allll of this. Challenge yourself. Push your brain a littlleeee more. It can't hurt under any circumstance. And if you ever need anything you can PM me
I was actually told differently in my school. When I started my undergrad (2 years ago), they told me that AP Credits and IB Credits I received in high school would count towards my general education classes (Bio 1, Chem 1, English, Histories, Foreign Language, Calculus). But they also told us that med schools don't like seeing AP Credits rather than college classes for the sciences. They said we should retake biology, and chemistry.I like what Christ4life is saying about "You will take Organic in college anyway" etc. But if you think about it, it's a very competitive field. So if they have two students exactly the same (though that's rare), and one has AP classes covering his basic sciences, whereas the other took them in college, you know who they're gonna take.I don't think it's that big of a deal, but if you're planning on going to like... Harvard Med or something, you may want to consider taking the classes in college. Note: I'm now an engineering major
It's a little late, but I am going for Computer Engineering Software mainly