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How many AP classes should I take senior year?

Hi everyone, I'm trying to plan my senior year course load. How many AP classes should I take to maximize my college admissions chances? What's a manageable workload while still challenging myself? Thanks for any advice!

8 months ago

Hey there! I'm glad to see you're being proactive about your senior year planning. The number of AP classes you should take depends on a few factors such as your academic strengths, extracurricular commitments, and the colleges you're aiming for.

If you're looking to attend a highly selective college, they typically like to see students challenging themselves, which often translates to taking more AP courses. However, it's really important to balance rigor with your well-being and ensure you don't overextend yourself. A manageable workload could be anywhere from 3 to 5 AP classes, provided you've already taken several in your junior year. Remember, it’s about your ability to succeed in these courses, not just about taking as many as possible.

Consider also the subjects in which you excel; if you’re stronger in the sciences, taking AP Biology or Chemistry might be appealing. Conversely, if you love history or English, AP Literature or US History could be a great fit. It's always impressive to see high grades in challenging courses, so playing to your strengths is key, as is maintaining a strong GPA. Lastly, don't forget to leave room for extracurriculars and personal time to keep a balanced life. Good luck with your senior year!

8 months ago

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