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How much does high school rigor affect Early Action application results?

Hey guys, I'm working on my college applications and applying Early Action to some schools. I've been taking several AP/IB courses throughout high school, and I'm wondering how much of an impact that has on my Early Action application results. Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're challenging yourself with AP/IB courses in high school. High school rigor can indeed have an impact on your Early Action application results. Colleges appreciate students who demonstrate a willingness to take on challenging coursework and excel in it.

When reviewing your application, admissions officers will consider the level of difficulty of the courses you’ve taken relative to those that are available at your high school. The more rigorous your course load, the more positively it may reflect on your academic abilities and your potential to succeed in a college environment.

Keep in mind, however, that while high school rigor plays a significant role, it is not the only factor that colleges consider when reviewing Early Action applications. Other factors such as your essays, extracurricular involvement, and letters of recommendation can also help to strengthen your application.

Overall, having a strong high school course load can enhance your application, but make sure to pay attention to all aspects of your application to maximize your chances of being admitted. Best of luck with your Early Action applications!

9 months ago

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