8 months ago
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Is two AP and 1 Honors class--with the rest being non-academic electives--enough for senior year?

I am currently a junior and a rising senior in highschool. For the entirety of my high school career, I have taken various honors and AP classes. I am also in a specialized Business program in my high school. Because of this, I have only been able to take business-related electives which have all been AP/honors classes. Besides those business electives, I've had to take gym/health and Spanish. The rest have been honors and AP classes (this year, I am taking 5 APs, no honors, and gym/health as well as Spanish). So because of this, I really haven't had the opportunity to take any "fun" classes. So for my senior year schedule I was thinking of the following: AP Lit & Comp, AP Calc AB, Honors Business Law/Honors Entrepreneurship Seminar, Fine Art/Drama (which I have to take to fulfill my fine art requirement), Fashion Design I, and lastly, World Cuisine/Creative Foods. I am thinking of studying Law, for context, but I also really enjoy fashion and cooking. So I am wondering, is this okay? Will it appear that I'm "slacking off"? Will colleges not like this? All I want to do is enjoy my senior year, but I don't want it to be interpreted as me being lazy. Previously, I had AP Psych and Honors Spanish IV on my radar, but I wanted to replace that with Fashion Design I and World Cuisine/Creative Foods because I felt as though I would enjoy those far more.

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8 months ago

Hey! In my humble opinion, as long as you have completed your school's credit requirements, maintained a high GPA, and taken hard classes throughout high school, this should be perfectly fine. This is all completely dependent on what schools you are applying to. For most schools, with extracurriculars, strong test scores, and a good GPA, you will have a very good chance of getting in. What's most important is enjoying your high school years and taking classes you're interested in. I wish you all the best!


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