3 years ago

Can I get into Ivy League schools if I only took 2 AP's in junior year?

So I'm planning to take 2 AP's and 2 honors in junior year, and I'll take 5 AP's in senior year. Is that enough if I want to go to an Ivy school? I feel like I shouldn't take too many AP's if I want time to study for the SAT and ACT. Help me please!

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3 years ago[edited]

It depends on your situation, if you are a state champion in something like gymnastics or basketball or even something like mock trial your academics don't need to be as rigorous. If you're relying solely on your academics it's not a wise choice. And especially if the class you're taking is a regular class that you could take as an AP class. What I mean by this is your school has a regular statistics class and it has an AP statistics class the Ivy League should expect you to take that AP statistics class because it is the more challenging option. But if you're taking classes that are only available as regular or honors classes then it's fine.

This is my opinion and I'm not trying to be rude at all but if you're not willing or able to take all AP classes and study for the SAT at the same time then I'm not necessarily sure if you can handle the academic rigor that comes along with Ivy League schools. Ivy League schools depending on what you major in especially if you're going in something in stem you need to be prepared to take hard classes and study a lot. I'm not saying that it would be impossible for you to get into that Ivy League school but the transition may be difficult. Because people at Ivy League's just like any other school can fail and depending on what Ivy League you go to there may be grade deflation.

3 years ago

i dont think that's a problem. you need to balance your time and find the most suitable agenda for YOU. just make sure you try your best to make full use of your time.

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