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Is it better to get a B in an AP class or an A in a regular class?

Hello, I'm currently a junior and I'm trying to decide on my classes for senior year. I'm wondering if it's better to take more AP classes and potentially get a B, or take regular classes and get an A. Which one would look better on my college applications? Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hi there! This is an important question to consider when choosing your classes for senior year. From my experience with my own child, I can tell you that it's not always about the letter grade, but rather the overall challenge and growth you show in your coursework. College admissions officers often look for a rigorous course load, and taking AP classes can demonstrate that you're willing to push yourself academically.

However, it's also essential to maintain a strong GPA. If you're confident you can handle the AP classes and still maintain a good overall GPA, even with a B, then go for it! But if you feel that taking AP classes may cause your grades to drop significantly, it might be better to focus on regular classes where you can excel.

Ultimately, it's all about finding the right balance between rigor and maintaining a solid academic performance. Good luck in making your decision!

11 months ago

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