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Is it better to take AP courses or focus on maintaining a high GPA?

Hey guys! I'm trying to decide between taking some challenging AP courses or focusing on maintaining a high GPA by taking regular classes. What do you think colleges prefer? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about your college options and what might be best for your academic future. From my experience with my own child going through the college admissions process, I can tell you that both AP courses and maintaining a high GPA are important factors. Colleges like to see that students are challenging themselves with rigorous courses like APs, but they also want to see that you are able to maintain good grades. It's kind of a balancing act. My suggestion would be to take a few AP courses in subjects you're truly interested in and feel confident about, while also ensuring that you can handle the workload and maintain a high GPA. This way, you'll demonstrate both your ability to tackle challenging coursework and your dedication to academic success. Good luck in whatever decision you make!

9 months ago

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