# Is AP Calculus hard in high school?

## Is AP Calculus hard in high school?

The AP Calculus AB exam is historically one of the hardest AP exams to pass. Its passing rate may look high at 58%, but that’s because it’s one of the less popular AP exams with a smaller self-selected group of students taking the exam.

**Is AP Calculus BC Easy?**

Calc BC is not a very difficult AP class or test. You will work hard and you will be learning an entire year of college calculus, but it will save a lot of money on tuition. However, it is much easier to take BC calc in high school than take Calc 1 and Calc 2 in college in classes of 300 kids.

**Is AP Calculus harder than AB?**

So Calculus BC is not necessarily more difficult than Calculus AB. BC Calculus has to move faster because it covers more material, which is what makes it more intense than AB. Some schools teach AP Calculus BC in two class periods to fit in all the material or have more intensive summer assignments.

### Is AP Calculus worth taking?

All in all, AP Calculus is definitely worth taking. It’s extremely useful for most STEM fields, like physics, chemistry, and biology. Even if you aren’t going into STEM, calculus is a new type of math that you just might like if you try.

**How hard is the AP calculus exam?**

**Is AP Physics 2 hard?**

Going forward with this understanding, it stands to reason that most students taking both courses will find AP Physics 2 to be more difficult that AP Physics 1. The topics are generally more abstract and some of the most difficult topics to grasp are contained within Physics 2.

## How hard is it to get a 5 on AP Calc AB?

According to AP Calculus 21.3% of students got a 5 on the AB test out of 302,532. That’s about 64,400 students. Making it to Calculus at all in high school means you’re on a much more rigorous path than most high school students.

**Can you get a 0 on AP exam?**

No. You will get a 1. You can, however, receive a “no score” on an essay.

**Does failing AP exam look bad?**

Basically, nothing happens if you fail an AP exam. Whether you get a passing or failing AP exam grade, you can still go to college. Colleges do not take a look at the AP exam as the only a criterion for accepting or rejecting a student. Taking an AP course in high school consumes time.

### Is a 4 on AP Calculus good?

A score of 3 or higher is generally considered good, because that means you passed the exam! A 4 is considered very good, and a 5 is especially impressive since it is the highest score. Also keep in mind that every college sets its own policy about AP credit.

**Is 3 a bad AP score?**

5 – Extremely well qualified to receive college credit. 4 – Well qualified to receive college credit. 3 – Qualified to receive college credit. 2 – Possibly qualified to receive college credit.

**Is a 3 on AP Lang good?**

When it comes to AP® English Language and Composition, you’ll want to aim for a score of 3 or higher. Most colleges will give you college credit if you score within that range.

## Is 4 AP classes a lot?

Unless you’re applying to the most selective universities, 4 to 5 AP courses over your high school years is more than enough. For students applying to the most selective colleges, you might need 7–12. But even so, taking 4 AP courses in a year can be extremely challenging.