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β€’ 10/12/2020 at 01:00AM

Will the AP classes I take affect my chances?

Hello, I'm a junior who will be applying to colleges soon. I want to major in computer science but I'm really worried. This year, I'm taking AP US History, AP Spanish, Algebra 2H, English H, and Anatomy H. However, other students in my school are taking pre-calculus already and AP Chemistry, Physics H. I couldn't take AP Chem or Physics H because there was no more space but I did qualify for them. Will taking APs that aren't related to the field that I want to go into affect my chances to get into an elite university such as Princeton or Stanford? I've been doing really good on all these classes and I have A+'s for all of them. I'm just really worried and I can't stop comparing myself. Any advice?

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β€’ 10/13/2020 at 04:44AM

Generally, it would help to take AP classes related to your prospective major (keep in mind that you can change what you want to major in and that's totally fine). But colleges review your application by looking at your school's policies first. They will understand the system your school has in place and review your application with that in mind. And quite frankly, if an A+ student like you who is taking so many AP classes doesn't have Chem or Physics in your junior year schedule, they will understand that it was not because you didn't qualify for those classes. The important thing, however, is that you're continuing to cake challenging classes, which is obvious in the AP and honors classes you are taking.

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