Our school (probably the best in our city) does not do AP's or Honor's classes. Do colleges consider this type of situation?
Hi, if u belong to an education system where honor classes are not something convenient then it will not affect ur application, as most colleges do holistic admission , the disability of u not taking extra classes will not be a big deal. What u need to do is just mention this particular unavailibility of classes and through your essays and scores show that u have thrived in the community and academic environment u were provided with
Harvard and many other schools do holistic admissions. They will still consider you as they would with all other applicants. What this means for you is that they will look at what you were given the opportunity to do, how you did in that environment, and what, if any, other opportunities you sought out. This is good for you because as long as you work hard and do well in your classes, you should be a decent applicant to Harvard still. Basically, this WILL NOT hurt your application to Harvard. But, to really make yourself a stand-out applicant, you should consider independent study of subjects at your school or self-study of AP courses. Participating this way can show your dedication to learning and academic success that your school may not otherwise provide. Talking to your counselor about these options is a great start.
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