I'm in AP Euro History this year and can't decide if I really need to take the actual test. As far as I know a 4 or 5 on it wouldn't validate any college courses (but I will have to look into that further), so dropping close to a hundred bucks on it isn't sounding like a great idea. In my school district the class still counts as an honors class (extra grade point) if you don't take the test, it just won't feature an "AP" designation on your transcript. In terms of how this would affect my Academy application, would it be worth it to take the test just for the AP designation? I'd rather hold onto my $100 but if having an AP class from sophomore year is important I suppose I could do it.