Before I say anything else, is it possible to skip AP Calc AB and go into BC? From what I know AB is not a prerequisite for BC. If I can't skip AB then I apologize for this post.

I'm basically pretty solid in pre-calculus right now (99+ averages and I don't think I've gotten a lower than an A on all the tests). I've worked with some calculus in AP Physics B after the AP Exam (my teacher is teaching some Physics C material) and limits, derivates, and integrals seem to be pretty fun.

I really enjoy math, but my only concern is if jumping into Calc BC without taking Calc AB is too big of a jump. I heard that the first semester of Calc BC is a review of Calc AB except at a faster pace or do they expect me to have knowledge from Calc AB?

Thank you for your help, input and suggestions.

Ok so here is the deal. Now I cant say if the situation is the same for you and your school but at my school AB and BC are basically the same class. The only difference is BC does like 2 or 3 more chapters in the book. It is not a matter of skipping AB rather it is a decision of AB over BC. And from what I hear you seem ready for BC. The first few chapters are not a review of AB it is a review of trig and pre-calc. No prior knowledge of calculus is need to be in either AB or BC, but it would be beneficial. Yea it is true that BC moves faster than AB but both classes start out doing pretty much the same thing. However do be warned that the pace is quite fast and the exams are hard so if you think you will learn better at a slower pace then chose AB, but if fast is fine for you then go ahead with BC. I hope that helped.

Philman G.:cool:

Thank for your help apizhard. I plan to practice some calculus over the summer so I am not overwhelmed by the fast pace of BC.

Your reply was very helpful and I thank you again for all your help.