AP® Calculus AB

0782 Advanced Placement AB: Calculus A
0783 Advanced Placement AB: Calculus B
0784 Advanced Placement AB: Calculus C
Prerequisite: Four full years of math; C+ or higher in Honors Pre-Calculus

0791 Advanced Placement BC: Calculus A
0792 Advanced Placement BC: Calculus B
0793 Advanced Placement BC: Calculus C
Prerequisite: Four full years of math; B or higher in Honors Pre-Calculus

Grade 12

The AP Program in mathematics includes two calculus courses. The two courses are designated as Calculus AB and Calculus BC. Both courses are full year courses, each with its own examination. Students taking Calculus BC will receive a subscore grade for Calculus AB based on performance on the portion of the exam devoted to Calculus AB topics.

Both courses represent college-level mathematics. The content of Calculus BC is designed to qualify the student for placement and credit in a course that is one course beyond that granted for Calculus AB.
Students completing this course with a grade of “C” or higher, may use the credit to qualify for an honors ranking.
Which course should a student take?

AB curriculum: Many majors in postsecondary education require some mathematics and the AB exam credit would satisfy the requirement.

BC curriculum: Students pursuing careers in engineering and the physical sciences would benefit from selecting the BC level calculus course. They could begin their major curriculum earlier by meeting the calculus requirements through the credits earned by successfully passing the Advanced Placement exam.

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