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SAT Subject Tests or AP Exams for Home-Schooled Student?

Question: I am a 10th-grade home-schooled student, and I was wondering are SAT II Subject Tests better than AP tests for me or vice versa?

Often students who take AP tests take the SAT II's in the same subjects. The advantage of the AP's is that you can usually get college credit for high scores (most often that means a score of 4 or 5 on the 1-5 scale; sometimes a 3). SAT II's rarely earn you credit, although in some cases you can place out of required courses or be allowed to skip introductory ones on the basis of good SAT's.

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