What's the difference between Calc AB and Calc BC?

 

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

2011-2012 UMSL Advanced Credit Program registration dates:

Aug. 16-Sept. 20 for most courses (Drop for reimbursement by Nov. 1)

Jan. 3-Feb. 3 for Calculus (5 credit hours) and Statistics (3 credit hours) (Drop for reimbursement by April. 1)

$59.00 per credit hour

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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.