back to Admissions Advice Q&A
β€’ 02/17/2020 at 09:29PM

Will a student be penalized because their school does not offer more AP classes?

My daughter attends a small public school in NYC. She took all the AP classes her school offered - which is 6 classes. 2 AP classes in Junior year and 4 AP classes in senior year. Will she be penalized because her school does not offer more AP classes?

NewYou earn karma when your answer is accepted or upvoted.

2 answers

β€’ 02/18/2020 at 04:39AM

Universities understand the student's available class choices through the school profile and the counselor recommendation. They look for the student to take challenging classes in the context of their school, which it seems that your daughter did.

β€’ 02/21/2020 at 03:02AM

From what I researched, universities take into consideration the options available at each school. I don't exactly know how this would work in practice, but I am certain that she will not be penalized. I had the same concern some time ago.

I even heard that this might be good for some students. It shows that they did the best that they could with the options that they had.