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Would a withdrawal from AP U.S. history affect my chances of getting into art school?

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Hello, I am currently a sophomore in high school and I am taking AP U.S. History. However, it's very difficult and it's causing me a lot of stress. I have decided to drop out of this AP course and switch to a normal history course. I also want to major in art and am looking to attend art school (i.e. Full Sail, Academy of Art, etc.), so my question is, would a "W" (withdrawal) on my transcript look bad to art colleges? APUSH is a history course so would it really matter THAT much? I am an A+ student and I have taken/will take as many art classes as I can but I don't think withdrawal from history course would affect me as a future art student, right? Please help ASAP! Thanks!

What does a w mean
W means withdrawal

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So not taking a course won't hurt you that much, especially if it's unrelated to your major. It definitely won't look as good if you did take the course and did well in it though. AP courses show that you challenge yourself and can handle college level coursework. But if you think it was causing too much stress, don't worry about it too much. It's just one class and it's unrelated to your major/interests, so it's not that big of a deal.