it depends on your school, i think. check out the requirements for your grade. for example, my junior year, i was required to take one science, one math, one english, and one social studies class. so, if i had taken the AP version of any of those, then they would not have counted as an elective, as they were required. typically i don't think AP classes count as electives, but you could contact the college or your high school and check. i think electives are usually the arts, music, technology, etc classes. i did take AP psych my senior year, though, and i think that was considered an elective since it wasn't a required social studies class. check to be sure.