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Should I sacrifice fun agriculture for weighted GPA and class rigor?

Hello, I am a Freshmen and I am unsure about what to do. I want to go to a college like Carniege Mellon or maybe even MIT, but I also like agriculture. I am currently in an ag class and in FFA. This class is a level class. Should I sacrifice agriculture the next 3 high school years even though it is fun? Or should I take agriculture and hope I will get admitted? All my other classes would be the hardest possible AP or Honors. So 6/7 of my classes would be Honor or AP. I will still take about 14 + AP classes.

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7 months ago

Hey there @Jolix1717!

Honestly, take the classes you're interested in. It's pointless to waste your high school years slaving away in classes you hate in order to get the highest GPA and most AP credits possible. Take classes you enjoy. If you want to pursue a career in agriculture, then you should definitely continue on with the class. If not, it's still worth it. Taking one standard class isn't going to ruin your chances.

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7 months ago

I would definitely take agriculture. Colleges want to see you take classes you are passionate about.

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7 months ago[edited]

Do it. Sounds like a great opportunity to learn and study something you are interested in.

And when you are making your college list do not forget to look into Cornell which has one of the best Agriculture schools in the country.

cals.cornell.edu/

Good luck.

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7 months ago

If you are into agriculture, check out Delaware Valley University! I plan on going there for ornamental horticulture. They have some of the best programs for horticulture/agriculture as far as hands-on experience. True, the college has lower average GPA's and test scores, BUT they offer huge scholarships for those with +3.5 GPA. Because they are not as academically demanding, I have great chance of getting full scholarship into the school (4.0 GPA and nearing a 1400 SAT score) and it is such a neat program with internships and other career opportunities! Some of the classes look like so much fun!!

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7 months ago

14 APs is a lot. You should be fine to take the agriculture class, and if you'll enjoy it, definitely should.

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