I didn't take any honors classes until sophomore year.. will it affect my chances into Princeton?
Hello I'm going to be a rising junior this fall and I'm very worried about my transcript and courses. At the beginning of the school year, I wasn't aware about the opportunities offered at my school. I knew about clubs but I wasn't fully ready to begin. I struggled with mental illness and depression. My school offers around 4 honors classes each year but we are supposed to take an entrance exam to be placed into them. I took all regular classes my freshman year. However, I got recommended to take US History H, Chemistry H and Anatomy H in my sophomore year. I was really dumb back then and didn't understand the importance of honors classes so I skipped the anatomy honors exam. I took the US History H and Chemistry H entrance exams but failed the chemistry honors exam. My sophomore year, I only took 1 honors class and it was US History. However, I also took advanced computer graphics. Will taking one honors class during my two years of high school affect my chances of getting into a prestigious university?? I've done really good during my high school years and I currently have a 3.88 GPA.
ps: For my junior year, I'll be taking English 11 H, Algebra 2 H, Environmental H, Anatomy H, AP Spanish, AP Computer Science and maybe AP Chemistry... However, I need to choose what classes I'll take since I have limited space. Also, I'm low income so during those two years I've been working 2 jobs.
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If I remember correctly my school only offered 3 AP classes for 10-11 collectively and we are a top school in my state. Since 2015 we had like 5 Stanford enroll I don’t know about admits. So I can say it doesn’t hurt so long as your rigor is impressive in 11th. Since it is 9th I don’t think many schools will care about the honors especially if you get really good grades in all the remaining classes. I know some schools only accept 10-11 grades and if you get A-s and above you should be semi competitive as nothing is likely when ivolviving an ivy
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