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Is it okay to have fewer AP classes if my school doesn't offer many?

Hello everyone! My school doesn't offer a ton of AP classes, and I'm worried that it might hurt my chances of getting into a competitive college. Will colleges take that into account when they review my application? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! First, let me assure you that colleges are aware that not all high schools offer an extensive range of AP courses. When reviewing your application, they will consider the context of your school and what courses are available to you. So, if your school doesn't offer many AP classes, you won't be penalized for not having taken more. What's important is that you make the most of the opportunities available to you. If you can, try to take the most challenging courses your school offers, even if they're not AP. This will show colleges that you're willing to push yourself academically. And remember, there are other factors that play a significant role in college admissions, such as your extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation. So, focus on making your overall application as strong as possible, and don't worry too much about the number of AP classes. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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