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Must Daughter Take "Mandatory" AP Exam?

Question: My daughter takes AP Chem but will need to repeat chemistry at college so we rather not spend the money to take the AP exam. The high school she attends says she has to. Can they insist on this?

My son took AP Chem and he also goes to a high school where AP tests are required for all students who take the corresponding class. This information is made very clear to students and parents before they elect the AP class. I don't know if anyone has ever challenged the policy and … if so … what the outcome was when they did … or how much legal wrangling was involved.

But here are a few thoughts:

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