AP Exams: Worth it?

The cost of AP Exams increases by about 1 or 2 dollars every year. Therefore, as upcoming classes decide whether to take an AP Exam or not, price starts to become a great factor.

Since the price ranges around $100, would taking the exam “pay off” in the long run? The answer is different everyone.

It highly depends on the college you want to go to, and if they even accept AP credits or not. However, if a college does accept AP credits, $100 dollars is nothing compared to how much the college course would cost. Therefore, the price would definitely “pay off”.

It all sounds great unless you don’t get the score you wanted on an AP Exam that costed you about $100. Then AP exams would definitely not be worth the money.

If it isn’t compared to the cost of a college course, $100 is still a lot of money for one exam. Therefore, if you don’t arrive to the exam extremely ready, you just threw a lot of money down the drain.

If you are ready to get a 5 or a 4 on the AP Exam, and you know that your scores will be accepted for AP credit in college, then taking a $100 AP Exam is definitely worth it.