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Is it any good that at the end of my 3 years of HS I'll have completed around 70 classes, but not one AP?
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I'm from a full-time school in Brazil, and our HS curriculum is quite different, even compared to Brazilian ones. While we aren't offered any AP classes, we have to take around 70 classes in 3 years to graduate with both the HS diploma and a Computer Science Technician diploma. Most schools in Brazil only offer around 27 classes, and I saw that most Americans only get to take around 18. Is my profile strong enough for Harvard? No APs (school doesn't offer), 70 classes in total (3 years, since 9th grade isn't part of HS in Brazil) will (probably) graduate with a 3.86-3.95 GPA and 1st in my class.

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3 months ago

70 classes WOW!!, That's awesome you will find colleges like students who have taken a wide variety of classes. It shows that you have extensive knowledge of many different subjects. You will be at an advantage. At the same time, it also depended on what you want to go into. For example, if you want to go into medical school. If you have taken a lot of science classes it looks good on an HS transcript.

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3 months ago

Perhaps if you specified this on your application, the admissions officer would understand.

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3 months ago

If you write in your application that your school doesn't offer AP classes, I'm sure you'll be fine!

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