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07/02/2020 at 02:24PM

It says in the chancing section that the course-load profile is in construction. When will they finish upgrading it?
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It says in the chancing section that the course-load profile is in construction. When will they finish upgrading it? So are the chancing percentages given to me not taking into account of the work load.

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07/02/2020 at 02:49PM

That’s been there for several months now so I don’t think they’ll have the course load portion of their calculator finished for a while. Yes the chancing percentage does NOT take into account your course load. It wouldn’t really matter anyway since this is only taken into account when you are compared to kids are your high school, not the average accepted student as CV does. Don’t worry about it for now.

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@Manassingh2507/02/2020 at 02:51PM

So if my chances are low, for a school like UT AUSTIN, would course load help to improve it.

@crsgo042207/02/2020 at 02:53PM

Yes, if your course load is better than most kids at your high school who would consider applying there. This means you would need to be taking as many AP and honors classes as you can, as long as you still are able to keep your grades up.

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07/02/2020 at 06:07PM

Hello there! To clarify, coursework *is* part of the chancing algorithm - the visual in your dashboard is just under construction. If you click on "view detailed breakdown," you'll see your coursework and how it impacts your chances. @crsgo0422 is absolutely right though - colleges look at your course load relative to those at your school, so that's what matters more.

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07/02/2020 at 06:06PM

Hi there, and thanks for your question. To clarify, coursework is part of the chancing algorithm - the visual in your dashboard is just under construction. If you click on "view detailed breakdown," you'll see your coursework and how it impacts your chances.

Our coursework data is based on the average accepted student with your same demographic background, but keep in mind that the real competitiveness of your coursework depends on what's available at your school. If your school had only 1 AP class, your coursework might show up as "needs improvement" in chancing, but if you maxed out the most advanced classes at your school, you did the best you can and that's what colleges really care about.

I hope this helps, and let us know if you have more questions!

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