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AB is first semester calculus while BC is second semester calculus.

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BC is all of AB plus more.

If you are taking the AP exam for college credit, passing the Calculus AB exam will get you credit for Calculus 1 in college.

If you can get a good score on the Calculus BC exam (usually depends on the college, if they want a 4 or 5), you may be able to get credit for both Calculus 1 and Calculus 2. If you don't get a high enough score (like a 3, you may still get credit for Calculus 1. It depends on what your college accepts, though.

At least, that's what I was told.

If you are taking the AP exam for college credit, passing the Calculus AB exam will get you credit for Calculus 1 in college.

If you can get a good score on the Calculus BC exam (usually depends on the college, if they want a 4 or 5), you may be able to get credit for both Calculus 1 and Calculus 2. If you don't get a high enough score (like a 3, you may still get credit for Calculus 1. It depends on what your college accepts, though.

At least, that's what I was told.

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AP Calculus is divided into 3 sections. AB covers the first 2 (derivatives and integrals) and BC covers all 3.

BC, at least at my school, is VERY difficult. The best math students in my school still struggle through that class so I would not recommend it unless you easily get the highest grades in your math classes and on your standardized tests.

If not, AB might be better. You're still covering some of the same material as BC but at a much slower pace which makes a big difference. If you're pretty good at math but not amazingly good you might want to choose this one.

BC, at least at my school, is VERY difficult. The best math students in my school still struggle through that class so I would not recommend it unless you easily get the highest grades in your math classes and on your standardized tests.

If not, AB might be better. You're still covering some of the same material as BC but at a much slower pace which makes a big difference. If you're pretty good at math but not amazingly good you might want to choose this one.

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Thank you guys!