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Thanks in advance for any advice. I'm headed into my senior year as a political science major, and I'm currently signed up for two courses for which I have AP Credit (POLS 101 and GEOG 101). My institution lets me take any course regardless of if I have credit and earn the grade, but I'm pretty sure my AP credits show on the transcript. I know that schools don't care much about majors, but would it raise a red flag with an adcomm if I'm a senior retaking these courses, especially a senior political science major taking POLS 101 (the professor is one of the best in the dept, so I want to take a course with him)?
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Your school should take off the AP "transfer" credits from your transcript when you take them at school; at least, that's the policy at my school (granted, they generally do not let people take courses they already have credit for...so the policy might be different). Just ask your school.
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It shouldn't make any different to adcomms. Just make sure it won't cost you credits you need to graduate (if they'll cancel your AP credits). My school did not do that: I got AP credit and credit when I took the course.
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