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Are AP history classes in high school really worth it for college admissions?

Hey folks, just wondering if taking AP history classes in high school is truly valuable for college admissions? I'm passionate about history but also want to make sure I’m allocating my time effectively to boost my application. Thoughts on how colleges view AP history courses?

7 months ago

Hello there! I'm glad to hear about your passion for history, and it's always beneficial to align your coursework with your interests. AP history classes are generally seen as challenging college-level courses, and high school students who take them demonstrate their ability to handle more rigorous material. Colleges do look favorably upon students who challenge themselves with AP courses and perform well in them. For students passionate about history, excelling in AP history classes can showcase both your love for the subject and your academic rigor. Additionally, a strong performance can lead to college credit, which can give you a head start when you begin your college career. It's great to weigh your time commitment, as balancing your schedule is key. Prioritize the activities and courses that matter most to you and where you can shine, as quality is often more important than quantity in both coursework and extracurriculars. If history is a potential major or a strong interest of yours, doing well in AP history can serve as a 'spike' in your application, showing colleges your dedication and potential contributions to their history department. Best of luck with your academic journey!

7 months ago

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