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Would it hurt my application if I skipped math in one of my high school years?
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I took two years' worth of math in Grade 9. Then, I took the math prescribed for Grade 12 in Grade 10 because my achievement in Grade 9 allowed me to bypass other requirements. In Grade 11, I opted not to take math so that I could take additional Literature courses (Literature is the only subject in which my school has Honors courses, so I wanted to take advantage and do as many of those as I could). Next year, I will be taking the next level of math in my school (It's the last level of math in my school. We do technically have calculus but the textbook is out of circulation so the course isn't really being offered anymore) and graduate with 4 years' worth of math on my transcript. However, I did apply to some pre-college summer programs this year and I was wondering whether not having math on every year of my transcript would hurt my chances both this year and in my actual college applications next year if I still had 4 full years' worth of math coursework. I hope this was clear. Thanks for your help!

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8 months ago

It looks like you are taking advantage of the courses offered at your school, which is exactly what you should be doing! Colleges will review your transcript (and all other application info) with your school's offerings in mind. Usually there is a spot to put other information or explain something further on college applications, so you could explain it there if you feel like its necessary. But overall, do not worry about this aspect of your application too much.

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8 months ago

Yes, I get why you are confused and I am glad you asked this question because I tried doing the same thing for history. No it will not hurt your transcript as long as you passed those classes and if anything it should actually help it because it shows the college you apply to that you like to get things done and take advantage of what is provided. I hope this helped. Keep up the good work. :)

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