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Will taking more AP classes improve my chances of getting into a top college?

Hey everyone! I'm currently a junior, and I've taken a few AP classes already, but I'm wondering if I should add more to my schedule next year. I'm already pretty involved in extracurricular activities, and I don't want to overload myself, but I also want to be competitive for top schools. What do you think about the importance of AP classes in college admissions?

11 months ago

Hey there! I can understand your desire to be competitive for top schools, and it's great that you're being proactive in planning your schedule. AP classes can definitely be beneficial in showing colleges that you're willing to challenge yourself academically, but it's also important to find a balance that works for you. Overloading yourself with AP classes might not be the best idea if it leaves you unable to participate in your extracurricular activities or maintain a healthy lifestyle. From my experience with my child, colleges look for well-rounded students who excel not only in academics but also in other aspects of their life. Instead of piling on more AP classes, consider focusing on the ones you're truly passionate about and excel in those areas. This will allow you to stand out in your college applications while still giving you time to shine in your extracurriculars. Good luck with your decision, and remember that there's no single formula for success in college admissions!

11 months ago

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