Choosing AP Classes: pre-med edition

Recorded Tuesday, March 23 at 12:30 AM

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About this livestream


Crafting the perfect class schedule involves a lot of research, balance, and foresight. The pressure is even greater for pre-med students, as they need to cater each class to the pre-med track and find the ones that will best support their future education.

Here at CollegeVine, we want to provide you with the knowledge and insight to craft a stellar class schedule. Our host, Shravya, is a pre-med student that has been in your very shoes. She will walk you through selecting honors and AP courses to best cultivate a schedule for the pre-med pathway.

We'll also have a Q&A, so come with all your AP-related questions!

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
7:56@stemcurious:What can we do if our school does not allow us to self-study and take the exam?
9:22@anonymous:do you recommend taking ap calc ab or bc? im also going to take ap chem, ap research, and ap human geo (and possibly ap stat and/or ap physics) so i dont know which of the two calcs would be better?
11:51@stemcurious:What APs do you recommend to have by end of junior year...
24:55@anonymous:Do you recommend taking Organic Chem in High school ?
25:49@stemcurious:Do you think colleges value virtual courses from BYU for AP Psych or AP Env science?
26:43@stemcurious:How do colleges look at courses not offered in high schools that can be completed from EdX or Coursera?
33:07@stemcurious:am planning to take AP World history as sophomore and AP Hugs in my junior year? Would that be good to show breadth in humanities?
34:29@stemcurious:Human geography
40:20@stemcurious:Could you repeat the YouTuber name?
51:11@stemcurious:With subject tests gone, do you think the AP score of 4 or 5 will be given weight? Vs a score of 3?
54:31@stemcurious:Is AP Chem doable as a sophomore?I am a 9th grader and self studying honors level chem
55:53@dy2024:Should I self-study AP courses?
59:59@stemcurious:Did you say environmental science bus easy to self study?


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