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Does taking dual enrollment instead of AP classes matter?
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I am a sophomore in a dual enrollment program with my school, which means I will receive an associates degree and a high school diploma in two years. It may help with my question, but my high school and community college GPA is 4.0 (have not taken the SAT or ACT yet). I have lots of extracurriculars and some sports, but I am concerned about explaining my lack of AP classes to colleges. I am planning on applying to some very competitive schools, like UCLA. Because I am in this program and because of the nature of my school, I don't have any APs, just honors and college classes. What should I do about this? If any people who have gone through something similar are responding, how do you think this looks to colleges?

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If you are not able to take AP (like me) then colleges will understand that. Just be sure to explain why you were not able somewhere on the application. I am homeschooled and would have to pay like $700 to take an AP class, so I took the DE route. Also, since you don't have AP test scores, SAT/ACT scores are REALLY important. Like, start studying now and take a test early next fall. They like to see some kind of test score ensuring that you are a good student.

Hope that helps and lmk if you have any questions!

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I'm also going through something similar, I'm a current junior who is dual enrolled and am planning to graduate with my AA by the end of high school. It can depend because some colleges rely more on AP scores because the test is the same for everyone, but the difficulty of college classes can vary. I only have one honor and one AP, but for me I think it can show a lot of academic rigor and hard work. But maybe answer your question more I don't affect it too much, I am planning to apply to schools like UCLA and UC Berkeley and can let you know how it goes for me

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