9 months ago
Admissions Advice

Scheduling for Junior Year


Just to give some background, next Friday, my school is going to start scheduling for our junior year. Most Juniors in my school take 3 AP classes, Gov, Bio, and Lang. I definitely want to take Government and Lang, but I am debating over whether or not I should take AP Bio or AP Psychology. My dream school is Notre Dame, and I want to apply early as a Psychology major. I feel like in AP Bio I won't really have a chance to participate in the class because I am not really confident in science classes. I also think that it would look really good on an application to have a letter of recommendation from an AP Psych teacher when I want to major in Psychology.

However, here's the catch. I want to take math all through high school, but my school only offers AP Calculus, not standard level. Therefore, in my senior year, I do not want to take on too many difficult classes, but the bright side is that if I get into ND early, I will not have to show them my grades from the second and third trimesters of senior year. I will bring it up to my counselor when I meet with her, but I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on what I should do.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

@roselightning9 months ago

I don't really have much advice scheduling wise but I do want to let you know that ED schools will still see your 2nd and 3rd trimester grades. You have to submit them when they come out and if they are lower than what the school expected from you then they can rescind your acceptance.

[🎤 AUTHOR]@peacefulsloth39 months ago

Thank you for clarifying that aspect of the admissions process for me! I admittedly haven't done much research on that front :) Thanks again and have a good day!

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9 months ago[edited]

I would suggest that you do the following:

1. Take some dual-enrollment classes at your community college or state college

2. Take a outlier.org college course

3. Take a eDx.org class like RICE AP BIO series

4. Self study and sign up for the AP exams

Hope that helps


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