The Easiest & Hardest AP Classes – 2,000+ REAL Reviews

AP classes can be your ticket to your dream college place, but can also be notoriously tricky papers – so you need to know what you’re letting yourself in for. We’ve got all 23 of the main AP classes ranked by difficulty, revealing for the first time EXACTLY which are the easiest AP classes, and which are the hardest.

Over 2,000 students who have taken AP exams have provided a review of their course through Reddit’s excellent r/APStudents community. That provides an unparalleled data source to figure out how each AP course stacks up.

We’ve crunched the numbers for you: read on for the definitive list of AP classes ranked by difficulty, from easiest to hardest!

I’ve gone deep into the data to pick out some surprising trends – read on for full details.

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Summary: What The Reviews Data Tells Us

Here’s an overview of what the reviews said.

There’s a lot of detail in the chart below, but broadly, the hardest and most time-consuming AP exams are in the top-right, the easiest and least time-consuming are in the bottom-left. The colour indicates how easy the course is to self-study, with green being easiest and orange hardest.

Hardest and easiest AP classes: bubble chart based on data from nearly 2000 course reviews
Hardest and easiest AP classes: based on data from nearly 2000 course reviews from Reddit’s r/APStudents

If you want the exact data on a specific course, here is the full data set in table form:

AP Class Reviews: what are the hardest and most time-consuming AP exams, and how easy are they to self-study?
AP ClassDifficulty
(1-10 scale, 10 hardest)
Time required
(1-10 scale,
10 most time -consuming)
Ease to self-study
(1-10 scale,
10 hardest
to self study)
Biology 6.26.4 6.9 
Calculus AB/BC 5.35.2 6.2 
Chemistry 7.26.7 8.5 
Computer Science A4.4 4.4 4.3 
Computer Science Principles2.63.7 3.2 
English Language
5.35.2 4.6 
English Literature7.86.5 7.4 
Environmental Science4.23.9 3.3 
European History6.36.9 6.8 
Human Geography3.84.7 4.2 
Macroeconomics4.63.8 4.4 
Microeconomics4.74.9 4.2 
Physics 17.15.7 7.8 
Physics 26.85.3 7.6 
Physics C – E / M8.17.1 7.9 
Physics C – Mechanics7.46.2 6.9 
Psychology3.24.5 2.9 
Seminar4.85.5 7.3 
Spanish Language5.04.6 5.4 
Statistics4.64.3 5.2
US Government and Politics4.34.5 4.2 
US History5.87.4 6.1 
World History6.17.0 6.4 

What AP Classes Should I Take?

Here are some ideas, depending on what you’re looking for and what your interests are:

Looking to pick up easy credit?

Take Psychology or Environmental Studies.

Both are rated as relatively easy, requiring the least time-commitment, and recommended by nearly all students that took these courses.

If you’re interested in history:

US History, World History and European History are all similarly ranked.

So go with what interests you most, but be prepared to put in the hours, as these are time-consuming papers.

US Government and Politics offer a more straightforward alternative if you’re looking for an easier AP class.

If you’re an economist:

Macroeconomics and Microeconomics offer a similar difficulty level.

Microeconomics is a little more time consuming (though also more interesting, in my personal opinion!), and is also the only course to have had 100% of reviewers recommending it to other students.

In Math:

Statistics is marginally easier the Calculus.

However, Calculus is likely to be better preparation for more advanced study in Math and other quantitative subjects, like Engineering and Physics.

For scientists:

Biology, Chemistry and Physics 1 are all very popular courses.

Biology is ranked as being the easiest of the science APs, more so than Chemistry and Physics.

Perhaps because Physics and Chemistry are tough, they are not universally recommended – roughly 20% of Chemistry and 30% of Physics students said they wouldn’t recommend that other students take these classes.

Don’t let that put you off though: the majority of students are still very glad they took the course. By all means give these classes a shot, but don’t worry if you find the going tough – you’re not alone!

For English:

Literature is much harder than Language, but also much less widely-taken. So if you can handle the Literature course, you’ll likely stand out from the crowd.

For the ultimate challenge:

Take Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism.


Top 10 Easiest AP Classes

Here are the AP classes ranked by difficulty, the top 10 easiest AP classes you can take according to the 2k+ real student reviewers.

Computer Science Principles was rated as the easiest AP class you can take, with an average score of just 2.6 / 10 (lower score = easier class).

  1. Computer Science Principles (2.6)
  2. Psychology (3.2)
  3. Human Geography (3.9)
  4. Environmental Science (4.1)
  5. US Government and Politics (4.3)
  6. Computer Science A (4.3)
  7. Statistics (4.6)
  8. Macroeconomics (4.6)
  9. Microeconomics (4.7)
  10. Seminar (4.8)

The easiest APs also tend to be the least time-consuming AP classes to study.


Top 10 Hardest AP Classes

Here are the AP classes ranked by difficulty, the top 10 hardest AP classes you can take, according to the 2k+ real student reviewers.

Physics C was rated as the hardest AP Class you can take, with an average review of 8.1 / 10 (higher score = harder).

  1. Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism (8.1)
  2. English Literature (7.7)
  3. Physics C – Mechanics (7.3)
  4. Chemistry (7.2)
  5. Physics 1 (7)
  6. Physics 2 (6.8)
  7. European History (6.3)
  8. Biology (6.2)
  9. World History (6)
  10. US History (5.8)

These also tend to be the most time-consuming AP classes to study, though Physics may be an exception.


Easier APs are less time-consuming: except for Physics

Some reviewers found Physics was relatively less time-consuming than other courses. From my experience, harder physics courses such as the AP exams tend to split classes into two halves: those that “get it” relatively quickly, and those that have to persevere and sweat a bit to figure out what’s going on.

That theory is borne out when you look at the distribution of “time consuming” ratings for Physics 1 (the most popular Physics AP), there are two clear groups – a neat “bimodal distribution” for the AP Stats folk among you:

AP Physics: likely to divide opinion

The average scores for both groups of students were pretty similar, you may be comforted to learn if you find yourself studying long hours on physics.


Easiest AP Classes to Self-Study

Overall difficulty aside, some AP classes ranked as being particularly easy or difficulty if you want to self-study.

Here’s how the classes broke down by self-study difficulty:

  • The easiest AP classes to self-study are: Computer Science Principles, Psychology and Environmental Science. These are also rated as the easiest and least time-consuming AP classes overall, so you should be OK.
  • Also rated relatively easy to self-study are: US Government & Politics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Computer Science A. Human Geography, Statistics, Spanish Language and English Language.
  • You might want to think twice about: Seminar, English Literature, and Physics 1 and 2, all of which are rated relatively difficult AP exams to self-study for.
  • The hardest AP classes to self-study: are Chemistry, and Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism. These are also rated among the hardest and most time-consuming AP exams, so taking these on as self-study is not to be taken lightly – good luck!

Whatever you’re studying, wishing you every success in your AP exams!

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234 Comments

  1. Hello! I’m a freshman currently taking honors bio and I want to take AP bio next year. However, I’m not sure if I should be taking chemistry as well, I want to take honors physics as a junior and AP physics as a senior. Should I be taking AP bio and honors chemistry in sophomore year?

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    • Yes you definitely should! It would be well worth it in the long run

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  2. Not at all! I really liked getting advice from people with more experience, I lowered the amount of self-study APs, got rid of summer classes, and lightened it up a little. Your feedback really helped me! Thanks so much! =)

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  3. Just updated: Is this better?

    8th Grade:
    Honors Geometry

    9th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    Honors Freshman English 1
    Honors Algebra 2
    Honors Biology
    AP Human Geography
    DC Spanish 1
    Physical Education
    Computer Programming
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    Honors Freshman English 2
    Honors Algebra 2
    Honors Biology
    AP Human Geography
    DC Spanish 1
    Honors Statistics
    Computer Programming
    Study Hall/Free Period

    10th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    Honors Sophomore English 1
    Honors Pre-Calculus
    AP Biology
    AP US History
    DC Spanish 2
    Computer Programming
    Physical Education
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    Honors Sophomore English 2
    Honors Pre-Calculus
    AP Biology
    AP US History
    DC Spanish 2
    Computer Programming
    Honors Statistics
    Study Hall/Free Period

    11th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    AP English Language
    Honors Calculus
    Honors Physics
    AP World History
    DC Spanish 3
    AP Macroeconomics
    Physical Education
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    AP English Language
    Honors Calculus
    Honors Physics
    AP World History
    DC Spanish 3
    AP Macroeconomics
    AP Statistics
    Study Hall/Free Period

    12th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    AP English Literature
    AP Calculus BC
    DC Physics 2
    AP European History
    DC Spanish 4
    AP Microeconomics
    Physical Education
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    AP English Literature
    AP Calculus BC
    DC Physics 2
    AP European History
    DC Spanish 4
    AP Microeconomics
    AP Statistics
    Study Hall/Free Period

    Self-Study AP Classes (Possibly)
    AP Environmental Studies (9th Grade)
    AP Psychology (10th Grade)
    AP Computer Science A (11th Grade)
    AP Computer Science Principles (12th Grade)

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    • Nahaar, it’s good to see you’re planning early and wanting to get ahead. Your schedule looks quite good. I don’t know if you want to self-study 4 APs, though, because that will take some time to self-study and you could be working on other things; grades and courses are important, but you also need to have good extracurriculars. I think everything else looks good, though. If you’re planning these courses this early, I think you’ll do just fine in these courses.

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      • Thanks for the feedback. I’m planning to self study one AP each year, not 4 in one, that would just be crazy. =)

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        • I would recommend switching a couple of your self study aps. I would do ap psych in 9th, ap csp in 10th, ap csa in 11th, and ap es in 12th.

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  4. 8th Grade:
    Honors Geometry

    9th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    Honors Freshman English 1
    Honors Algebra 2
    Honors Biology
    AP Human Geography
    DC Spanish 1
    Physical Education
    Computer Programming
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    Honors Freshman English 2
    Honors Algebra 2
    Honors Biology
    AP Human Geography
    DC Spanish 1
    Honors Statistics
    Computer Programming
    Study Hall/Free Period

    10th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    Honors Sophomore English 1
    Honors Pre-Calculus
    AP Biology
    AP US History
    DC Spanish 2
    Computer Programming
    Physical Education
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    Honors Sophomore English 2
    Honors Pre-Calculus
    AP Biology
    AP US History
    DC Spanish 2
    Computer Programming
    Honors Statistics
    Study Hall/Free Period

    11th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    AP English Language
    Honors Calculus
    Honors Physics
    AP World History
    DC Spanish 3
    AP Macroeconomics
    Physical Education
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    AP English Language
    Honors Calculus
    Honors Physics
    AP World History
    DC Spanish 3
    AP Macroeconomics
    AP Statistics
    Study Hall/Free Period

    12th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    AP English Literature
    AP Calculus BC
    DC Physics 2
    AP European History
    DC Spanish 4
    AP Microeconomics
    Physical Education
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    AP English Literature
    AP Calculus BC
    DC Physics 2
    AP European History
    DC Spanish 4
    AP Microeconomics
    AP Statistics
    Study Hall/Free Period

    Self-Study AP Classes (Possibly)
    AP Environmental Studies (9th Grade)
    AP Psychology (10th Grade)
    AP Computer Science A (11th Grade)
    AP Computer Science Principles (12th Grade)

    Do you think this is better orrtam?

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    • Sorry for the late reply. I didn’t see this. Yes, that looks a lot better. There is a lot more balance. If I were to suggest something, try looking into AP Capstone which entails AP Seminar and Research. Apparently colleges really like AP Capstone and you could even get a diploma from it.

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  5. Also, just wanted to mention for anyone conflicted about how many APs they should take, my brother and sister took dual credit classes instead and said that they are much better, you can get credit just by taking the class, they preferred them over AP.

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  6. Hey! I’m actually a 7th grader but I’m super nervous about high school and the classes I should be taking. Anyone with experience in the classes mentioned, I would like some advice as to if I should take them and how challenging they are. DC stands for Dual Credit by the way.

    8th Grade/Summer:
    Honors Geometry
    Honors Biology
    Honors Spanish

    9th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    Honors Freshman English 1
    Honors Algebra 2
    DC Biology
    Honors Geography
    DC Spanish 1
    Physical Education
    Computer Programming
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    Honors Freshman English 2
    Honors Algebra 2
    DC Biology
    Honors Geography
    DC Spanish 1
    Honors Statistics
    Computer Programming
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Summer:
    Honors Pre-Calculus
    Honors Chemistry
    Honors US History

    10th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    Honors Sophomore English 1
    DC Pre-Calculus
    DC Chemistry
    AP US History
    DC Spanish 2
    Computer Programming
    Physical Education
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    Honors Sophomore English 2
    DC Pre-Calculus
    DC Chemistry
    AP US History
    DC Spanish 2
    Computer Programming
    Honors Statistics
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Summer:
    Honors Calculus
    Honors Physics
    Honors World History
    Honors Economics

    11th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    AP English Language
    DC Calculus
    DC Physics
    AP World History
    DC Spanish 3
    AP Macroeconomics
    Physical Education
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    AP English Language
    DC Calculus
    DC Physics
    AP World History
    DC Spanish 3
    AP Macroeconomics
    DC Statistics
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Summer:
    Honors European History

    12th Grade:
    Fall Semester:
    AP English Literature
    DC Calculus
    DC Physics 2
    AP European History
    DC Spanish 4
    AP Microeconomics
    Physical Education
    Study Hall/Free Period
    Spring Semester:
    AP English Literature
    DC Calculus
    DC Physics 2
    AP European History
    DC Spanish 4
    AP Microeconomics
    DC Statistics
    Study Hall/Free Period

    Maybe Self-Study AP Classes
    AP Human Geography (9th Grade)
    AP Environmental Studies (9th Grade)
    AP Psychology (10th Grade)
    AP US Government and Politics (10th Grade)
    AP Computer Science A (11th Grade)
    AP Computer Science Principles (12th Grade)

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    • Hey! You have nothing to worry about high school. My rule of thumb is taking a class if you have a interest in it. If you do not like a subject and you want to take it, be prepared to put the extra effort. You definitely will have a lot on your plate, looking at the courses you want to take. However, I do think it is a little ambitious because you need to be able to balance your school life with your personal life, otherwise you will crash. I don’t want to be pessimistic. You should consider lighting up the load for 9th grade. This is your first year and you need to have a general understanding of high school life before you start taking a lot of hard classes which I think you did for your freshman year. I would never recommend taking a class over the summer especially ones that you will definitely need later on like Chemistry, PreCalc, and US History. All these classes need a strong foundation. Classes over the summer tend to skip a few things. If you have a weak foundation, later on when you take more of these classes, I can guarantee you will struggle. You can definitely take all these classes, you just need to commit. You also need to have a break here and there. Good Luck!

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      • Thanks for the feedback! =)

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        • No problem! I feel was a little pessimistic- sorry about that. I think you can definitely take these classes. Just make sure that you have amazing time management skills, and you have to be really organized. Good luck!

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    • I am only in my sophomore year right now, so I can only speak for some of your classes in the first two years.

      Honors bio was easy enough for me, but many of my peers thought it was quite difficult. If science is a strong subject for you, I suspect you’ll be fine.

      Honors Spanish: I took spanish in 7th and 8th grade, and I picked it up pretty quickly. If you already have some spanish experience than the class should be easy. If not, I have no clue because some people think foreign language classes are super hard and some people think they are easy. Just so you know, Spanish II is basically just the same thing as Spanish I with some new vocab and slightly different units. Very few pieces of extra curriculum in the second level for some reason.

      Honors geometry was relatively easy for me during the first semester but intermediate to difficult during the second. I had a really amazing teacher, though, so maybe it was only easy for me because of that.

      ***Note, summer school is very short, so expect your courses to be more difficult just because of the pace.

      I have no experience with dual credit classes

      Honors Algebra II provides a lot of new content, but I’ve found it all quite digestible so far this year.

      Honors Chem. This one is definitely one of my more difficult classes, but it has not felt too strenuous at all.

      Honors English classes: Both years I have taken an honors English class. Both were boring and annoying, but both were quite easy

      Geography: I took AP Human Geography, and it was intermediate to difficult. An honors class is supposed to be slightly easier than an AP class so I would say expect something on the better side of intermediate.

      Computer programming: I don’t know how this compares to AP Computer Science Principles, but that is what I took and programming feels pretty easy for me. Most people would probably say that APCSP is easy-intermediate

      AP European History: Definitely my most difficult class. Lots of work, somewhat complex. My teacher offers a lot of extra credit so from a grade standpoint it has been smooth sailing. I have done well on all of our tests but we have not done very little written response work for tests and the remote format of our education might have influenced the teachers to make the tests easier. The AP test for this class is one of the more difficult ones, or so I’ve heard

      TLDR: I am putting in a lot of work but I definitely have a good grade. I don’t know if the amount of work I am doing would be enough during a normal school year, but I think it probably would.

      My advice: my Freshman year was actually quite easy, my sophomore year has been intermediate overall. You are taking a few classes that are higher level than what I took, but you are also probably smarter (or at least more hard-working) than I am. I suspect you’ll do just fine in the classes I said are easy and have a similar experience to me in the ones that I said are intermediate or difficult. You strike me as a math/science buff, so my best guess is that you will be able to cruise along nice and easy until calculus, which I hear is very difficult.

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      • Thanks so much, David, this really helped! =)

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  7. Hello, I am going into junior year and I am planning to take AP chemistry, AP language and composition, and AP calculus BC. Is this going to be manageable, and should I consider taking on AP US history as well?

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  8. I plan on taking AP Calc BC, AP Bio, AP Chem, AP Seminar, and AP Physics C Mechanics next year in my junior year. Is that too much?

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  9. I am planning to take these 3 AP Classes on my Junior year:
    AP English Language and Composition
    AP Biology
    AP United States History
    What was the experience in these 3 classes I listed above? How hard are each of them?

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    • Currently taking AP Lang and APUSH. My teacher in Lang is SO easy I literally have a 98 but I know I am probably not going to do well on the AP test. The content of the class itself, personally, is not too hard. For APUSH, I really enjoy the class and I find it super interesting. It is also way less work than I expected (probably because of virtual school). The DBQs, LEQs, etc. can definitely be hard but once you grasp the format and practice them, they become bearable. The class definitely requires a lot of memorization of events, people, etc. though but I do recommend it if you have any interest in history.

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    • Hi! I am currently a high school sophomore taking AP World History. I’m having trouble deciding what APs I should take next year. I am thinking of taking AP Comp Sci A, AP Bio or Chem or Environmental Science, and AP Psych. What was the experience with these classes? How time consuming and difficult are each of these classes in your opinion?

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      • Hey! I am currently taking APCS and it is not to challenging. I haven’t had much work in the class and overall it’s not hard to study for. I reccomend watching videos online if you struggle with anything becuase there are tons of good ones out there.

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  10. Hi! I am also a current junior, but I am taking AP Physics, so I will talk on that:
    Overall, its not as hard as people make it to sound. if you study for 30 mins to an hour a day and use AP Classroom videos (along with any other resources), you should be golden
    I have been told from friends in AP Bio that AP Bio is hard AND a ton of work.
    At the end of the day, its really up to you. If you are good at using formulas and at math, Physics is the way to go
    If you are better at memorizing things, then do bio
    Hope this helped!

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    • I am planning to take these 3 AP Classes on my Junior year:
      AP English Language and Composition
      AP Biology
      AP United States History
      What was the experience in these 3 classes I listed above? How hard are each of them?

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      • my bad i thought it would be a comment post

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      • Hi Jamal! Here is what I felt about the classes:
        AP Lang is not too challenging and is quite enjoyable. You will need to do some vocabulary learning on your own and you will have to develop a joy in reading. Overall, I would def recommend the class.
        AP Bio is a class I have not taken, but my friends have said that it is a lot of work, a lot of things to memorize, quite difficult but overall intriguing and interesting.
        APUSH was amazing! It was a good amount of work, but it was really fun and I learned a lot. This class was not hard in content, just a lot to know
        If you have any other questions, feel free to DM me on insta at you_got_the_wrong_rana

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    • my bad i thought i was putting a comment instead it was a reply. my apologies

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  11. I’m about to be a sophomore in high school and am planning on taking ap euro. Is ap seminar hard/time consuming? I want to get a job and up community sevice hours. I also do sports maybe 2 hours for most days of the week. Would I have enough time for ap seminar?

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    • nope

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    • if you plan on taking seminar, make sure to have A LOT of free time. It’s not a hard class, but the work that you have to do for it is a lot.

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    • I’m not sure if you would have enough time, but the class goes from having barely any work at all to a ton all of the sudden. It truly depends on the day/week.

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  12. I am currently a high school junior trying to decide classes for next year. I plan on doing something math/science based in college (possibly chemical engineering). Should I take Calc AB or BC next year? And should I take AP physics or AP bio? I plan on taking a couple other APs along side these so I don’t want the course load to be too overwhelming which is why I am having trouble with my decision since I have heard AP Calc BC and AP Physics are very hard.

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    • BTW I am currently taking AP chem

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      • Question- I am going to take ap chemistry next school year. Any thoughts on it? Is it easy or difficult? Thank you

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        • It is not as bad as I was expecting, but also the class is much different since it’s mostly virtual. I have always enjoyed chemistry so I usually find the work bearable and not too difficult. The FRQs on the tests I rarely have trouble with but sometimes the multiple choice is a little hard (we don’t do much practice with that in class though). I definitely recommend taking it if you have any interest in chem.

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          • Is Chemistry I Honors hard class? How much is the homework load? I will be taking in my sophomore year.

    • BTW I am currently taking AP chem

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    • I am currently a high school sophmore and was planning out what ap’s I wanted to take junior and senior year. Anyone want to tell me how AP Human Geography, AP Psycology, and AP Environmental Science is like (is there a lot of workload, is it hard, etc.)?

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      • I’m currently in AP Environmental Science, it’s pretty easy I think, in fact one of the easier AP classes out there! I haven’t taken AP Psychology but from what I heard it’s fairly easy as well!

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      • AP Human is really easy and has a small workload. You will do amazing if you have a interest in it. I personally found it so interesting and I think that was the reason I did so well in the class. I took Psychology online and I hated it. I didn’t learn anything. But it’s up to you. If you have a interest in psychology definitely take it. I’m taking APES right now. It’s a lot of fun and has a small workload. Have fun next year!

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  13. I am a current freshman taking AP Human Geography and I am worried about what I should take in sophmore year. I am considering taking AP European History or AP World History, but keep getting mixed signals on which one of them is easier. I would be taking one of these alongside LA 10 Honors. Is this too little to look good on college applications? I want to slowly ease myself into taking more AP classes, but I keep seeing people taking at least 3 or 4 at a time. Should I be taking more? If so, which classes?

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    • Hi! I would personally say that AP world is the easier of the two. If you want to be able to learn the history without having to stress about specific dates, then World is def the way to go.
      About the amount of classes other people are taking: DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT! Learning is about your pace. Many students I know are taking APs just to pass. They get As, but dont remember anything and are ultimately failing themselves. I am a junior taking 4 APs and I am able to balance school with life. However, I do take lots of time studying, so if you dont have spare time, I would definitally consider only taking 2-3.
      If you want to take more APs, I would recommend AP US History (lots of work but very fun), AP Computer Science Principles (extremely easy, not much work), or AP Psychology (Good amount of work and fun)
      Let me know if you need any more help!

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  14. Hi i’m currently a sophomore !
    I’m taking two APs this year. At my school ppl in my grade usually take just one to start with. I’m taking APUSH and AP Biology. APUSH is easy for me and my grades are fine. Bio, though, is an issue. My average first quarter was 73 and my current average is a 75, which I expect to go up into at least mid 80s with test retakes. I’m also taking this class online, which has made it significantly easier to fall behind, which has led to me having to rush through assignments and studying. I also never took a regular bio or chemistry course, so am I really doing that bad, all things considered ?
    This has really been stressing me out so any advice would be super helpful.

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    • Overall considered, I think you are doing fine. I’m not gonna lie, it could be better, but first try to turn in all the missing assignments and anything you have left to do. Maybe then it’ll be easier focusing in class?
      An 80 in AP is not that bad, and 85 is very good too though. Not trying to pressure you.
      It honestly depends why you are taking the AP. Is it to get in a highly selective college or just because it interests you?
      As long as you do excellent in AP courses that interest you and show colleges that you are really something in that particular field and you maintain a 80 in AP Bio, you should be fine.

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  15. What is the best ap classeroom ?

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  16. Hey! I’m a sophmore and I’m taking three APs: AP Chinese, AP World History, and AP Compsci A. I’m not sure if it’s just my school, but AP Compsci A is really really hard for me. I haven’t gotten higher than an F on any of my tests. As for the other classes, I’m doing ok in Chinese and I need more practice in AP World History. What are some resources that I should consider using for any of the APs that I’m taking. Also, what are some APs I should take next year (junior year). I’m more into STEM compared to literature arts. And I really really want to become a surgeon or pursue something in the medical field. I would love any feedback.

    Sincerely,

    Someone whos dreams are getting crushed cuz of their sucky grades 🙁

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    • Hey! It’s William here – I write this blog 🙂 I’ll leave it for others to comment on some of the other bits of your question if that’s OK, but I wanted to give you a thumbs up for your clear vision to go into surgery / medicine! You’re right of course, you’ll need reasonably decent grades for that… the most common reason for low grades is something wrong with your study system – either not studying enough, or not studying smart. I’ve got a free cheat sheet with some top tips on this. You can get hold of it here: https://examstudyexpert.com/books-and-guides/free-study-guides/.

      I think it should really help you. And if you have any other questions, you can always get in touch 🙂

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  17. I am currently a Junior with 2 AP classes AP Bio and AP Psych. I wanted to know what classes to take for my senior year. I want to know if AP Lit is hard. And if I should take AP Calculus or AP Stats. And If I should take AP Chem. I want some tips on how to study and or if the class is worth it.

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    • AP Literature is fairly difficult but nothing that cant be done. As for AP Calculus or AP Stats, it really depends on what your going for in terms of class difficulty. AP Calculus is a difficult class if you’re not the best at math, whereas AP Statistics involves actual real world problems that also have math incorporated into the course. AP Calculus looks better on a college application than AP Statistics but Statistics is a considerably easier.

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    • Hi Zuleika! I am currently a junior and am planning on taking AP Bio and AP Psych as you are right now, next year. Is the class hard for you or in general from your view? And how do you manage the work load?

      Also, AP Chem is a bit harder than AP Bio due to memorization and calculation of elements and atoms. But it will be easier if you have good memory.

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  18. Should I take AP Government & Politics and AP Macroeconomics senior year? What AP government/economics classes are best to take that’s not too hard but beneficial at the same time?

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    • ive heard both of them are super easy

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  19. Hey, Im a sophomore in high school and in my school they don’t let us take AP classes as freshman so this will be my first time taking them. I want to study civil engineering just as my dad but right now I don’t want to take calculus since I don’t know anything about that and besides the system where I live is different as US so I want to take easy AP classes so I can get comfortable and then next year I will take harder ones. I want to take 2 in total this year Right now I think about AP Statistics but I don’t know if I should take AP Psychology AP Human Geography or AP Environmental Science. Just to clarify I don’t know anything about his courses, pls Help me!

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    • Hi! I’m a freshman right now and I’m taking AP Human Geography. I can’t really compare it to other classes, since it’s my first AP class, but in my opinion it’s relatively pretty easy and I totally recommend it. For the most part I don’t spend a lot of time studying for the class, except for test, but I still have a 99 average. In my class the course load is nothing you can’t handle and it’s even kind of fun. This is the first social studies class, where I feel like I’m actually learning useful information. It honestly really depends on the teacher though, when it comes to coarse load, because one of my friends is also taking APGH at a different school, but she finds it pretty hard and time consuming. I feel like for the most part it’s a great and easy class and I honestly feel like I’m learning so much from it, you should consider taking it!

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      • Thanks!!!

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      • What do you think “Brainly” ?

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    • I would definitely recommend taking AP Psychology! It’s a class that everyone should take no matter what and It’s a class that’s interesting, fun, and enjoyable! It teaches you so many important things that I feel everyone should know. The overall class is easy and I have an A+ in the class. The only downside, it’s a lot of reading and memorization. Basically hard work but easy grades. It’s all worth it in the end though!

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  20. Hey guys, aspiring doctor here.
    I am currently a sophomore, and I have a long list of AP classes that I would like to take. As of right now, I am taking AP World (year-long), and next semester, I will take APES (semester long). I have not made a B in a class since middle school, and I am willing to spend long nights studying. Also, at my school, nearly every AP is year-long. That being said, Junior year I am planning on trying to do: APUSH, AP Bio, AP Calc AB, and AP Language as my schedule for the whole year. I am considering doing AP Psychology online (also yearlong). What do you guys think of the schedule? I’m finding it hard to connect with teachers and other students, as most students at my school do not take classes like this, so please shoot me with some info on the schedule! Thanks y’all 🙂

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    • If your looking for A’s just always ask for help If you don’t understand something and do all the assignments as best as you can. There are also many helpful resources for studying some of the classes your interested in like the crash course app which I highly reccomend, khan academy, and the college board even provides their own AP videos for each class.

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    • Hi! I am currently a Junior taking 4 APs, and I have to tell you that I personally do not think AP Lang is too hard. As long as you study, you will be fine. However, I took APUSH my Sophomore year, and it was A LOT of work. I have never received a grade lower than an A, and APUSH was no exception, but I would spend up to 15 hours a week only on APUSH homework. Do not let this deter you, though: it was such a fun class and I really enjoyed it! I also thought that the AP test was relatively easy, but remember that everyone’s experience is different. I am not in AP Bio (I take AP Physics) but I have heard that it is a challenging class, It seems like a lot of work, but if you are good with keeping up with things, you should be fine. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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      • Im thinking about taking AP Physics, but was wandering how hard it is.

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        • AP Physics is not as hard as people make it seem to be. As long as you can memorize formulas and be able to manipulate them, you should be okay. HOWEVER, you will need to study and do a good amount of homework. Out of my 4 APS, I spend about an hour and a half a day studying compared to the 15/20 minutes I spend with AP Lang and APCSP. Overall, you should definitely give it a shot!

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    • I’ve taken AP Lang for the quarter this year and it wasn’t too hard. It was a light workload. I am currently taking AP Psychology online and I would highly recommend it! It’s hard work but easy grades. The only other class I can offer input on is APUSH and to be honest, all my friends taking it say they’re drowning in schoolwork. Seriously, it’s a lot of work! Don’t be discouraged though and do what’s best for you!

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      • I agree with APUSH… I took it sophomore year and it was a lot of work. It was not difficult, it just required a lot of time. If you like US History and am fine devoting lots of time to it, then it is a wonderful AP.

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