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29 days ago
Admissions Advice

AP/Honours Classes Count
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I know that colleges like for the student to have good academics, and that comes down to the amount of higher-level courses the student has taken. Should I put in as many honours and AP as possible, or do what I want and take the low road. I feel like I could achieve either one with flying colours if I put my mind to it.

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29 days ago

I think it mostly comes down to what you think you're capable of, how much time you have to spend on homework and studying, and the number of advanced classes your school offers. If your school has a lot of AP and Honors class and a lot of people from your school are taking them, it'll look bad if you don't do them. If, however, your school only offers a few advanced classes, then obviously you can take less and still look OK. Overall though, people who take the "low road" generally don't succeed in the long run. I think you should take a level of advanced classes that challenge you but don't overwhelm you.

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29 days ago

i think a balance between the two is good. i take 2 or 3 high level courses a year because i find that that is the most i can handle without becoming too stressed. you want to take some classes that will challenge you and look good for applications, but also don’t burn yourself out from the workload!

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