2
5 months ago
Admissions Advice

My school doesn't provide AP/IB classes.
Answered

Does that weigh against me when it comes to applying to the ivy schools?

advice
2
4
🎉 First post
Let’s welcome @jaush to the community! Remember to be kind, helpful, and supportive in your responses.

Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

2 answers

3
Accepted Answer
5 months ago

No. If your school did offer those AP or IB courses and you chose not to take them then yes it would. However, if your school does have more challenging classes than you are taking it should be noted that it may count against you. For example, if you're taking all regular classes when your school offers honors courses then it will be held against you during the college application process because you can be taking more challenging classes.

3
0
5 months ago

The above is right, but if possible you could also try to take college courses at local colleges or try to self-study an AP, although ask your guidance counselor if that’s possible and how to help to make it happen. That way the admissions office can see that you tried your best to be as intellectually challenged as possible.

0

Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works