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2 years ago
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Does being put into Alg 1/CP Chem as a frosh matter if I now take honors/AP science and honors math with good grades?
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I am a junior planning to major in a humanities or social science discipline. My extracurriculars, community involvement, and grades/coursework are strong in these areas and reflect my interests, eg. A+ average in honors/AP humanities courses, speech and debate state competition winner/nationals qualifier, leader of 3+ clubs @ school, founder of youth advocacy org, etc.

Will my initial low placement in STEM courses (despite high grades/academic awards for performance in these courses since 9th grade and eventually more advanced courses) jeopardize my chances of admission at selective liberal arts schools, or can I compensate somehow? Do these institutions care whether I only reach precalc by senior year, considering my intended major?

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swarthmore
Vassar
barnard
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2 years ago

Your freshmen year class placements will not negatively affect your odds of admission. Taking rigorous classes now will make up for it, and pre-calc is an acceptable level of math for a humanities major to reach. I recommend taking one of the easier AP STEM classes as well, such as AP Bio, AP Environmental Science, or AP States. Hope this helps!

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