I am currently in the 11th grade and soon i'll be in senior year.I will be honest my GPA isn't high which i'm hoping to improve on,i do partake in extra curricular activities which is kind helpful.But my school does not offer AP classes or exams which i'm not sure is a problem,but if it is what would you advice i do.
Hey there @D3bby!
One thing you could do if your school doesn't offer APs is to self-study. Find resources, buy textbooks, get study guides, and find somewhere near you that offers the test for an AP you'd like to self-study. At my school, students in the 11 and 12 grades can complete self-studies with a faculty mentor, so you could check if your school does that. Furthermore, you could look into dual-enrollment classes nearby, or try take some honors or IB classes if your school offers them. You can also explain in your college applications that your school doesn't offer APs. Other than that, focus on scoring high on your SAT/ACT, obtaining good recommendation letters, writing good essays, and participating in extracurriculars.
Thanks so much for the advice,but I have checked and my school does not honor class.Besides in my country,we don't usually need AP classes to get into universities but it has always been my dream to study in the states.So I think I'll have to opt for SAT/ACT. I would also be need of financial aid so pls what would you recommend
If your school doesn’t offer AP or honors classes you can explain that in your application. As long as you take the most advanced classes being offered to you, then you’ve done a good job. Taking standardized tests and scoring well will definitely help your chances. As for financial aid, I think there are some rules about international students applying, so I would advise researching about that.
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