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How many AP classes should I take?

Hey, I'm a junior trying to plan my schedule for next year, and I'm not sure how many AP classes I should take. I want to challenge myself, but I also don't want to get overwhelmed. What's a good number of AP classes to take for college admissions? Thanks in advance!

8 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're considering challenging yourself with AP classes. The number of AP classes you should take really depends on your personal abilities and interests, as well as the specific colleges you are targeting. My child went through a similar decision-making process a couple of years ago. What we found helpful was to strike a balance between maintaining a strong GPA and taking rigorous courses. If you think you can handle 3-4 AP classes without it affecting your grades too much, then go for it! But remember that it's important to also have time for extracurricular activities and self-care. Colleges like to see well-rounded applicants, so don't sacrifice your entire high school experience just for the sake of taking more AP classes. Also, consider taking AP classes in subjects you're genuinely interested in, as this can make the workload feel more manageable. Ultimately, you know yourself best, so trust your instincts and choose a schedule that feels right for you. Good luck with your decision!

8 months ago

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