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Last Minute Schedule Decision

  1. Apr 22, 2007 #1
    I need to make quick schedule decisions for next year because the deadline is approaching. Please help me consider my two choices:

    1st choice: (7 Classes)
    AP Calculus
    APUSH
    AP Biology
    AP Sats
    AP Enviornmental science
    English 11 H
    Spanish 2

    2nd choice: (6 Classes)
    AP Calculus
    APUSH
    AP Biology
    AP Sats
    English 11 H
    Spanish 2

    The thing is, I don't know whether 5 APS and 1 Honors will be TOO much for a Junior. Can I even have extra time to study for the PSAT/SAT, SAT IIs, AP Exams, and be able to complete a significant amount of ecs (including a sport and community service for at least 4-6 hours a week?

    Can anyone please tell me how everything I've mentioned about can be done while getting ALL A's in the 1st choice classes? Will 5 AP classes and the maximum amount of classes (7) make a significant amount of difference over the 4 AP classes and one less class (6)?? I have 6 as my 2nd choice because there are no other classes I'm interested in of than AP Environmental which is in my 1st choice.

    Again, is it possible to maintain straight A's (Mabye 1 B) in all of the classes listed in choice A and study for all the exams and do a considerable amount of ecs all together at once? I've heard people doing 6+ so I would like to challenge by self because I want to. Thanks in adv.

    --Btw, would it be okay if I didn't take AP Exams in 1 or 2 of the classes? Do colleges want you to take one in every AP class that you've taken? Also, I think my SAT score is around 1700 right now and I need to study big for next year (including PSAT). I barely have any ecs, and I have not taken any SAT IIs or APs yet. I'm planning to take 2 SAT II subject tests in the beginning of my Junior year and I am taking 1 AP Exam in May. Please consider this situation also when telling me your opinion for my schedule choices, thanks!
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2007 #2
    I never found ap classes difficult, but ever school has different teachers. I'm just going to answer your queston on the AP exam. No it really doesn't matter if you take it or not. A lot of schools reject certain ap exams anyway and others make you get a 4 or 5 on them. I'm fairly certain if you do not take the ap exam in some classes it won't hurt you. Besides I only suggesting taking ap exams in fields you don't plan on majoring in. For example, I took the USH Ap exam so I wouldn't have to take the class in college.
     
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