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How many AP classes should I take for Ivy League consideration?

Hi all! I'm a junior trying to plan my schedule, and I want to make sure I take enough AP classes to be competitive for Ivy League schools. Can anyone tell me the recommended number of AP classes to take to have a strong application? Any input would be greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great to see you planning ahead and looking for ways to strengthen your college application. When it comes to AP classes, there isn't a specific number that guarantees admission to an Ivy League school. The most important thing is to challenge yourself in a balanced way.

Ivy League schools want to see students who take rigorous classes and push themselves academically, while also participating in extracurricular activities and demonstrating leadership. To be competitive, consider taking AP classes in subjects where you excel or have a strong interest in. Some students may take 4-5 AP classes in their junior year, and a similar number in senior year, but it can vary from person to person.

Keep in mind that it's far better to excel in a smaller number of AP classes than to spread yourself too thin with too many APs and risk lower grades. Make sure you also have time for extracurriculars to showcase your balance and well-roundedness. Best of luck with your planning and future application!

9 months ago

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