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Why does my chancing say that my courseload is too weak for selective colleges when I have 13 APs?

I am wondering about the accuracy of my chancing results with selective colleges because it keeps saying that I have room for improvement in my courseload. I will have finished 13 APs and 3 classes for college credit by the end of my senior year, which, from my research, seems like a pretty competitive amount. Why am I getting this result? I don't think it ever used to be like this.

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@DebaterMAX7 months ago

What schools are those? Also have you inputted out of how many?

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7 months ago

Don't worry 13 APs is definitely a good amount and makes you competitive in terms of academic rigor for top colleges. In fact, it is recommended that you have at least 7-9 APs for selective schools. The collegevine calculator is not completely accurate. For me, for instance, college vine said that my course rigor was strong when I took 15 AP classes. My friend on the other hand, who only took 11 APs, got a rating of excellent, which is higher than strong. So I don't know why this happened, but it just shows that the calculator isn't completely accurate and there is nothing to worry about.

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7 months ago

Hi there! We apologize for this glitch, and we're working on a fix in the algorithm. It seems that because you entered 0 honors classes, you're actually below the minimum number of classes. But of course, this silly since you have 13 APs, and that’s probably the reason you don’t have any honors classes.

To work around this problem for now and get a better sense of you chances, try putting 1 honors class to stop the engine from being so harsh.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, and hope this helps!

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7 months ago

College Vine just uses a computer program to calculate your chances, and while it can give you good insights, it is clearly not 100% accurate. Personally, I wouldn't worry. Besides every college gets a breakdown of your school's academics and judges you based on that (whereas, college vine does not have the ability to do that). For instance, in my school, you're not allowed to take IB or AP classes until junior year, so I have taken less advanced classes than the average student, but in reality, I probably have one of the most rigorous schedules possible for my school. I would be judged off of the latter rather than the former.

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