8 months ago
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Will not having APs damage my application?

I'm a junior from a Brazilian public school.

There is no APs at my school, nor any other school I know of. But my school is a little bit different from most of Brazilian schools, because when I graduate I will have two degrees, one for HS and the other for being a Computer Science Technician, since I have tons of classes on that subject. Also, I study full-time (7 A.M - 5 P.M) while most of Brazilian schools are only part-time (7 A.M - 11 A.M or 1 P.M - 5 P.M).

Is this strong enough? Will that other degree compensate for the lack of APs? Is there any other way for me to strengthen my transcript?


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8 months ago

All colleges evaluate rigor in context. If you have 0/0 APs that becomes a non factor. But if it’s 0/10 then you would be penalized. But as there is no rigor they will look to see if advanced classes are available and if they available you should be taking them. Also I’m unsure about the double degrees and full time but it should be a positive aspect. The degree wouldn’t really be useful by itself but it would show your interest in CS which is really useful. Full time I’m not sure how positive that is considering that cuts back your extracurculars.

Hope this helps and feel free to comment if you’s like clarification as I’d be more than happy to help!


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