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Is it better to take a difficult class and get a lower grade or an easier class and get a higher grade?

Hey everyone! I'm a bit stressed out about my course selection for next year. I'm debating whether I should take more challenging AP classes, even if it means potentially getting lower grades, or take easier classes and maintain my GPA. How do colleges view this? I'd appreciate any input you guys have!

9 months ago

Hey there! I totally get your concern about course selection. It's definitely a tricky decision to make. In general, colleges like to see students challenge themselves with a rigorous course load, as it shows that you're willing to push your limits and work hard. That being said, it's also important to maintain a good GPA. So, the best approach would be to find a balance between challenging yourself and maintaining a strong academic record. You could try taking a mix of both AP and regular classes depending on your strengths and interests. College admissions officers will look at the whole picture, not just your GPA or the number of AP classes you took. It's more about showing growth and a willingness to learn. Just remember to pick classes that genuinely interest you so that you'll be more motivated to do well. Good luck with your decision!

9 months ago

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