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2 years ago
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Should I take academic history?

Should I take academic instead of AP history junior and senior year and instead take more AP science classes? If i'm going into pre-med will it still look fine to colleges if I took only 1 AP history course but and many AP sciences? (I'm planning on applying to Stanford and other top schools)

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2 years ago

If you plan on applying to Harvard and Stanford, the minimum History requirement is 3 years with 4 years preferable. The actual language at Stanford is "History/Social Studies: three or more years, with courses that include the writing of essays." and at Harvard they write "three years of history, including American and European history" as a minimum requirement.

If you have 3 years years of history including American and European then I don't think it matters too much whether they are AP level or not. But certainly many successful admits do have 3 year of AP History (AP Human Geo, AP US, AP Euro and AP Govt are quite common on applicant files)

Good luck.

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2 years ago

I mean it depends on the colleges you're applying to and hoping to get into, for most yes having only 1 history AP is great. If you like science, take the AP science courses. I would say just take the classes you're interested in high school at levels that appropriately challenge you. I hope this helped!

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