chia wrote:To those of you who are going/have gone through the applications process: several of the colleges I will be applying to require one humanities/ss and one math/science recommendation letter, while others require them from "academic subjects". However, it seems unclear on many websites whether or not AP Computer Science would be considered a "science" for them as opposed to the general/pure sciences, or whether it even qualifies as an academic subject - my school has it under the Career and Technical Education department. Of course if I can't find a clear answer I'll email the appropriate people or send in a clarification, but before that I wanted to know whether any of you had this problem, too, and if so what you found to be the answer. I have the feeling it'll vary for different schools... -sigh-
AP CompSci is considered at my high school as a math class. Generally, they ask for one rec from a STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teacher (not just math and science) and one from a humanities teacher, and in my humble opinion CompSci falls squarely under STEM. The requirements could vary per college (I've forgotten some bits of the application process), so you may want to verify that, but I'm pretty sure you can get a rec from a CompSci teacher.