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Topic: Is AP Stat a 'soft' AP?
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Is AP Stat a 'soft' AP?
Posted: Feb 27, 1997 6:23 PM
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Hi all,

I just had a rather disturbing meeting with the college advisor at or school.
He told me that colleges are not looking favorably at kids who take AP
Stats. In fact, he said that they equated this course to other 'soft' APs
such as Psychology and Political Science. He was told that admissions
officers feel that a non-AP Calculus course is more worthwhile and impressive
than this AP course!

I was wondering if any of you have gotten similar feedback? I would
appreciate it very much if you would talk to your college advisors and find
out whether they have had similar comments.

My reaction was that whether or not the admissions people look upon this
course favorably, we will continue to offer it at our school. The feedback
from my students has been so positive. They feel that they are learning
important and relevant topics. Many have said that this is the first useful
course they have taken. Perhaps that's going a bit overboard, but it
certainly is worthwhile.

Alaine Gorfinkle
Ramaz School
60 East 78 Street
NY,NY 10021

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