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How much do AP classes and scores matter in college admissions?

Hey there, I'm a high school junior and I'm wondering how much weight AP classes and scores have in the college admissions process. I've taken a few AP classes, but I'm not sure if I should take more or focus on other aspects of my application. Any advice would be much appreciated!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking about your college application process and considering the role of AP classes in it. From my experience with my own child, I can tell you that AP classes do hold some weight in the college admissions process. They demonstrate that you're willing to take on challenging coursework and can handle college-level material. However, it's essential to strike a balance between taking AP classes and maintaining a strong overall GPA. If you feel that taking more AP classes might negatively impact your grades or extracurricular involvement, you may want to reconsider. Admissions officers look at your application holistically, so focusing on other aspects like extracurricular activities, volunteering, and leadership roles can also help strengthen your application. In terms of AP scores, they usually matter less than the classes themselves, but a strong score can still be an additional demonstration of your proficiency in a particular subject. Ultimately, the decision is yours, but I would encourage you to take a balanced approach, considering your overall application, and not just focusing solely on AP classes. Good luck in your college application journey!

10 months ago

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