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08/22/2020 at 09:58PM

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AP courses aren't offered in my school's curriculum, so will not taking them affect my acceptance at very selective schools?

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08/22/2020 at 11:20PM

So I keep answering similiar questions to this so if it isn’t super specific please comment so I can clarify as I’d be glad to help you.

All rigor is evaluated in context if you have 4 APs at a school that offers 4 APs your golden. If your school offers 25 APs and you take 5 APs the 4/4 is more impressive despite the 5/25 taking more AP classes.

If your school has no AP classes as long as you take as many challenging courses as possible such as Honors you should be in decent shape but if no honors are available you are zero out of zero which is effectively a N/A (not applicable) so your rigor would not matter as schools will see you didn’t get the opportunity.

TL DR; Everything is in context as long as you challenge your self there will be no penalty.

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@crsgo042208/22/2020 at 11:45PM

yeah honestly college vine should make two perma-posts about 1) ap rigor and 2) test optional meaning since those are the questions people ask ALL THE TIME (no offense to you we jus see them a lot). basically, if your school doesn’t offer ap classes you’re not penalized for no taking them since you can’t really anyway. you should still be taking the most challenging and difficult (i.e. IB HL) classes that u can

@DebaterMAX08/22/2020 at 11:49PM

If they don’t have AP they likely don’t have IB but if available take as many honors as is feasible and good for your mental health.

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08/23/2020 at 02:23AM

You will not be at a disadvantage if your school does not offer ap classes. That is out of ypur control and colleges understand that. Just take a rigorous course load that shows you can challenge yourself based on what your school offers.

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@DebaterMAX08/23/2020 at 02:26AM

No offense intended but if your answer is a near copy of an already posted answer can you comment instead of posting as it is redundant.

@Lebron08/23/2020 at 03:15AM

How is my answer a near copy of yours. It 3 times shorter and gives another perspective on the topic

@DebaterMAX08/23/2020 at 03:18AM

It’s shorter yes but you talk about the lack of disadvantage and out of control. I say lack of disadvantage and it’s in context.

@Lebron08/23/2020 at 03:20AM

Why can't another person just give another answer from a different perspective. That's what this q and a is for. There are dozens of examples where answers to questions are similar but they are all different in that they come from different people. Some people may find certain wording more helpful or an answer more succinct.

@Lebron08/23/2020 at 03:21AM

It's not your platform so you shouldn't discourage people from giving their views especially if they're only trying to help. Unless of course your only answering here for selfish reasons and hoping your own answer will get the most upvotes.

@Lebron08/23/2020 at 03:23AM

What harm is it doing if I just give another answer. Is it hurting you? Is it hurting whoever is asking the question? After all aren't we here to help?

@Lebron08/23/2020 at 03:35AM

And plus your answer is confusing and not straightforward. EM asked about his/her school and not having any ap classes. You wrote a whole paragraph on taking ap classes in th context of what your school offered which doesn't even answer the question. At least my answer directly EM's question. You didn't even say whether or not not having APs at a school matters.

@crsgo042208/23/2020 at 01:05PM

ok i’ll chime in but essentially - quite often there is only one answer to these questions, so yeah your answer is exactly the same but you can’t rlly help it. y’all can comment whatever you want and i wouldn’t say it’s plagiarizing since often times these answers are based off of common knowledge. @tillamook max is coming from the viewpoint where people in the q and a have straight up copied and pasted other ppls answers or rewritten them with slight word changes and then get upvotes/karma

@Lebron08/23/2020 at 01:19PM

Well this is not a game where whoever gets the most karma wins a prize. This is just trying to help students get into college. Idk about you but I would take all the information and perspectives I can get when I ask a question. I did not copy his answer. It is very different and much more concise and directly answers the question unlike Max's. And does it hurt the students if there is another answer? No! Does it hurt anyone? Of course not!

@Lebron08/23/2020 at 01:21PM

Max did not even answer the question of whether or not EM will be at a disadvantage because of their school system. Which the answer is no. Instead he talked about other schools having APs which and taking those APs.

@crsgo042208/23/2020 at 01:46PM

i’m not gonna fight with you but he literally said If your school has no AP classes as long as you take as many challenging courses as possible such as Honors you should be in decent shape but if no honors are available you are zero out of zero which is effectively a N/A (not applicable) so your rigor would not matter as schools will see you didn’t get the opportunity.” so yeah he did answer the question

@crsgo042208/23/2020 at 01:47PM

you’re not prohibited from answering at all or contributing your viewpoint to the question but please be respectful of legitimate concerns cause a lot of people do this

@Lebron08/23/2020 at 01:50PM [edited]

All he had to say was not having ap classes would not be a disadvantage. This zero out of zero thing is jsut such a verbose way to say no that why not jdut give a shorter and easier to understand response.

@Lebron08/23/2020 at 01:53PM

he said if your school offers no ap classes, take as many honors classes. That's doesnt answerthe question of whether or not it will hurt EM but simply says what to do. Thats like if someone asks "will standing in the rain get me wet?" And a person answers "if you're in the rain go inside." Doesn't answer if they will get wet.

@crsgo042208/23/2020 at 02:00PM

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