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How many AP courses is good for a Magnet student trying to apply to an Ivy League?

Hello,

I'm a 9th grader at an all Magnet high school. So far I have taken 5 honor courses and 1 AP course. Im choosing my classes for next year and I would like to know how many AP courses should I take? I plan on majoring as a Veterinarian, and would like to attend an Ivy League university. If you have any advice or tips please let me know. Thanks.

Grace

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7 months ago

As you already know Cornell and UPenn are the only 2 Ivys that offer a degree in Vet. Medicine. Most successful admits at these schools have between 6-10 AP classes and an equal amount of honors classes. They also have around a 3.90+ unweighted GPA so there's not much room for Bs on your transcript. As far as SAT/ACT, I would aim for a 1500+ SAT or 34+ ACT for either of these schools.

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7 months ago

As long as you are taking some AP courses, do not worry about the specific number. I do not think that there is huge difference between taking 7 APs and 10 APs. Definitely do take them because they are important in showing that you are academically qualified, just don't get to caught up in the specific number

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7 months ago

To answer this, I'd have to know more about your school. How many AP course are offered at your school? How many do typical students take? Any IB or honors courses? Also, which Ivy League are you applying to? They're all very different schools and not all of them will fit the same kind of person (sorry I get kinda triggered when people generalize them). Why do you want to attend an Ivy League? For the prestige alone? If so, it's probably not worth it.

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