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At the same time, some subjects are more challenging than others, and some subjects are more likely to receive college placement than others. As an obvious example, the Calculus BC exam is going to provide greater college placement than the Calculus AB exam. For a student going into science or engineering, the Calculus BC exam will be far more impressive than AB.
Also, nearly every college has a language requirement, so the language AP exams are often a good choice. A subject like microeconomics, however, may or may not result in college credit.
If you know where you'd like to go to college, browse the college website to see which AP classes are most likely to give you course credit and placement. Doing so can have huge benefits when you're fulfilling your undergraduate degree requirements.
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