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Should I take AP classes junior year?

Hey everyone, I'm currently a sophomore and starting to think about my course load for junior year. Should I take AP classes during my junior year? If so, how many would be reasonable to balance with extracurriculars and maintaining a good GPA?

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about your junior year course load. Taking AP classes can definitely be beneficial, as they not only show colleges your ability to handle rigorous courses but can also potentially earn you college credits.

The number of AP classes you should take depends on your own abilities and time management skills. It's important not to overload yourself, as maintaining a good GPA and participating in extracurriculars are also important aspects of your application. Think about which subjects you're most interested in and comfortable with, and consider taking a couple of AP classes in those areas.

For example, my own child took 3 AP classes during their junior year, allowing them to excel academically while still having time for extracurricular activities. Ultimately, trust your own instincts and talk with your school counselor or teachers for personalized advice. Good luck!

9 months ago

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