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Is taking APUSH worth it?

Hey everyone, as I plan out my junior year schedule, I'm debating whether or not to take APUSH. I know it's a lot of work, but is it worth it in terms of college admissions or preparing me for college-level courses? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

7 months ago

Hello! I totally understand the challenge of deciding which classes to take. APUSH, or AP U.S. History, can indeed be a substantial workload. However, it ultimately comes down to your interests and goals. If you enjoy history or the subject aligns with your potential major/career, then it's definitely worth considering.

Taking AP courses demonstrates to colleges that you're challenging yourself with a rigorous curriculum. APUSH could benefit you in college admissions, as long as you're able to keep your grades up and balance your other courses. Additionally, performing well on the AP exam may allow you to earn college credit, potentially saving you time and money in college.

In conclusion, if you're passionate about history, want to boost your college application, or feel prepared to handle the workload, APUSH could be a valuable addition to your junior year schedule. Good luck with your decision!

7 months ago

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