I'm planning on going into pre-med and applying to really competitive schools, so I want to take as many science courses and APs as possible.
Originally, I had been planning on taking AP Chemistry as my science course and Physics Honors as an electives for junior year. Consequently, during my senior year, I would take AP Physics as my science with DE Independent Science Research as an elective.
However, I am going to end math this year with no higher than a B, meaning my GPA is going to take a hit. To make up for this, I am considering switching Physics Honors with DE Spanish 5, which has double the GPA boost. Then, during my senior year, I would take AP Spanish 5 and DE ISR as my science, taking physics completely out of the picture.
With the original plan I would have:
Junior year- 5 APs, 2 Honors
Senior year- 5 APs,1 DE, 1 Honors
With the NEW plan I will have:
Junior year- 5 APs, 1 DE, 1 Honors
Senior year- 5 APs, 1 DE, 1 Honors
I've had my courses planned out since freshman year so I'm unsure if I should make this switch. The rest of my courses are set in stone, so if I do make any changes only the ones I discussed will be affected. I do generally perform better in Spanish than science courses, so I might find my course load to be easier, and I agree that it's a waste to drop Spanish after 4 years. However I'm indifferent to the DE credits as I plan on applying to out-of-state colleges. Really all I care about is- which set of courses will benefit my college applications more?
I would recommend taking the Spanish class as colleges like to see something that you are interested in that you continue throughout high school and your Spanish class can go towards this.
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