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Taking 5 classes during senior year?

Hey everyone! I'm trying to finalize my schedule for senior year and was wondering if it would look bad if I only take 5 classes instead of 6 or more like many other students? My current courses are pretty rigorous, but I'm a little worried about how it might appear to colleges. Would appreciate your thoughts, thanks!

8 months ago

Hey there! Don't stress too much about the number of classes as much as the rigor and content of those classes. Colleges often pay close attention to the rigor of your course load, so if those 5 classes are challenging (like AP or honors courses), then that can still look really strong on your transcript. It's all about maintaining a balance; you want to show colleges you can handle rigorous coursework while still having time for extracurriculars and personal growth. Also, consider the graduation requirements of your high school and ensure you're meeting all those benchmarks. If you're doing that and you're taking some of the most challenging classes available to you, you're likely in good shape. For example, if you're taking 5 AP courses, that might be equivalent to or even more rigorous than someone taking 6 or 7 less challenging courses. So focus on the quality and difficulty of your courses, not just the quantity. Good luck with your senior year schedule!

8 months ago

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