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Should I take AP classes even if I'm not sure I'll get an A?

Hello! I'm a high school junior and I'm trying to decide which classes to take next year. I've heard that colleges like to see AP classes, but I'm not sure if I can get an A in some of them. Should I still take them even if I might get a B or lower? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about your class choices for next year. You're right that colleges do appreciate seeing AP classes on a student's transcript, as it shows that you're challenging yourself academically. While getting an A in those classes is ideal, it's not the only factor that colleges consider. They also look at your overall academic performance, extracurricular activities, and other aspects of your application. If you feel confident that you can manage the workload and are genuinely interested in the subject, I'd say go for it! Just remember to balance your schedule so you don't get overwhelmed. A B or even a lower grade in an AP class might still be viewed more favorably than getting an A in an easier class. Ultimately, it's about showing colleges that you're willing to challenge yourself and take on more demanding coursework. Good luck with your decision!

10 months ago

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