AP Testing is Over! (For Me)


When entering my junior year, I had an ambitious and eager mindset pertaining to my academics. I had decided to partake in four AP classes, which were AP U.S. History, AP Statistics, AP English Language and Composition, and AP Chemistry. The initial idea of taking AP classes is a generally positive one, as all of the pros tend to outweigh the cons. They are courses offering an accelerated course of study, and a weighted GPA. Yet, one point I overlooked was the requirement of passing the AP exam in order to earn college credit for the course. I found that this was a bit of a problem, but that I would deal with it once it arrived. Unfortunately, that point arrived much quicker than I had anticipated, and before I knew it, I was hopelessly studying for my AP Chemistry exam, the night before it was being administered. Though it is safe to say that I failed my AP Chemistry exam, I am confident that I did so with as much grace and dignity that I was able to muster, and, in my heart, that is what matters most. Similarly, I was fully planning to do poorly on my APUSH exam, yet I was pleasantly surprised to have felt as if I had done well. My Statistics and Language exams were also quite tame, and I feel I may have passed those as well. In all, I spent a whopping thirteen hours in my AP exams this year, sitting in a cold room within an unfamiliar church, praying and hoping to obtain the lowest score required to pass. This dark time, however, is finally in the past, and I was lucky enough to celebrate with a beach trip with my friends after the completion of our very last AP test of the year.