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UglyMushroom posted this thread...
Feb. 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm

This is kinda a specific question, but I couldn't find much through google... I figured there might be some artists here in the same boat as me:
I don't think you need to take a US history class in college if you are going for some sort of art degree (Correct me if I'm wrong! And I'm probably going to major in graphic design or film), but I know you likely will have to take some art history. That said, will the AP US History I am taking now count for anything when I'm in college for Graphic Design/Film? I know it will look good (as long as I pass), but will I be able to get out of any classes if I'm going for graphic design or film, something like that?
Thanks so much!

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wolfpack270 replied...
Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I am currently a college student, but I don't know the course requirements for art majors. At the very least, if you take the AP class and pass the AP test and IF your college accepts that for credit then you will get several credit hours (lets say 6) which, even if it doesn't get you out of a required class, it will count as elective credits which count toward your overall hours needed to graduate.
Sorry I can't reply more specifically, but hope that helps.

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Sakuya replied...
Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I agree with Wolf. Check your hopeful college general education requirements and see if you can use a passing AP test score to get rid of one of those. If not it'll go towards credits in general and not a graduation requirement. If you don't need it I say just keep good grades in the class and don't take the AP test.

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RarelyJaded replied...
Mar. 10, 2013 at 10:46 pm

I'm in the same boat you are, taking the exact same courses. I'd also like an answer to this question!!

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Sakuya replied...
Mar. 14, 2013 at 10:30 am

Google your colleges you would like to apply for and look to see what AP scores and credits they accept. Type advanced placement in their search box or perhaps call the admissions office and see if they can help you. Some credits, like Art History for example, may help you get a credit towards your major but not towards a general education credit(credits that you must have in order to graduate)

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