Topics Covered

AP Calculus AB | AP Calculus BC |

Limits, Derivatives, Applications of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of Integrals, Differential Equations | Limits, Derivatives, Applications of Derivatives, Integrals, Applications of Integrals, Differential Equations, Techniques of Integration, Sequences and Series, Parametric and Polar Equations |

Is one harder than the other?

AP Calculus AB | AP Calculus BC |

No, This just covers 3 fewer chapters than AP Calculus BC, so the pace is slower. It's not necessarily easier. | No, This just covers 3 more chapters than AP Calculus AB, so the pace is faster. It's not necessarily harder. |

How much credit can I get from UMSL?

AP Calculus AB | AP Calculus BC |

5 hours of Calculus 1 credit for UMSL's Math 1800, Analytic Geometry and Calculus I | 5 hours of Calculus 1 credit for UMSL's Math 1800, Analytic Geometry and Calculus I |

How much credit can I get by taking the AP Exam in May and scoring well?

AP Calculus AB | AP Calculus BC |

Up to 5 hours for Calculus 1, depending on where you go to college after graduating. | Up to 10 hours for Calculus 1 and Calculus 2, depending on where you go to college after graduating. |

How fast is the pace?

AP Calculus AB | AP Calculus BC |

This basically covers Calculus 1 over about 169 school days. At many universities, the content is covered in about 80 days. | This basically covers Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 over about 169 school days. At many universities, the content is covered in about 160 days. |