Poor AP grades


Should I take the AP exam if I know I will get a bad grade? Does it matter if I dont take the exam and just take the class?

It is best to take the exam and strive for a 4 or a 5. As exams are not until May, you could definitely still prepare sufficiently. While some admissions officers may not notice that an AP score is not submitted along with an AP class, it may raise eyebrows for others.