Balancing course load and extracurricularsAnswered
I'm a high achieving student and I'm sophomore going into junior year. I already taking mostly honors and AP courses, my GPA is unweighted 3.9, weighted 4.5. I am a varsity cross country runner and varsity swimmer and team captain, I also am a Speech and Debate treasurer, class representative and President of SkillsUSA at my school. This year I took 3 AP classes and 4 honors and felt pretty swamped most the time. My counselor is reviewing junior year registration with me and if I were to follow the standard course progression for my school based off my previous coursework and grades I would take AP English Lang and Comp, AP Spanish Lang and Culture, AP Chem, AP Calc BC, APUSH, AP CompSci, and AP Music Theory next year. This would be on top of my student leadership class leaving me with only one off period. I am trying to figure out what I should keep and get rid of next year so I don't burn out and have my midlife crisis when I'm 16. Any suggestions on what AP and extracurriculars look the best to colleges and which ones I should get rid of?
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Colleges like to see passion and leadership in a few extracurriculars rather than a little in many. Bonus if you're extracurriculars correlate with what you want to major in. Try to become president in the clubs you love or get more accomplished, colleges love that. With AP classes I would drop anything I'm not really interested in. For example for me that would be music theory. You don't want to overexert yourself. (I'm also a sophomore and been doing a lot of research since quarantine started)
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