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I'm an incoming sophomore in a competitive high school. I have a 4.0 weighted and 4.79 unweighted GPA. I am trying to decide whether I should continue to take band or take a class called independent research. Here are the pros to each class
It will be easier to maintain my 4.0 bcuz band is an easier class
Band and Independent Research are both 5.0 classes, and since band is easier, I'm getting the same GPA for less effort
I am passionate about my instrument and want to continue it through high school to demonstrate my commitment and dedication
Independent research is a class that makes ur transcript stand out because independent research sounds compelling
If i don't take independent research now, i won't be able to do it until 12th grade because 11th grade is tough with all the AP classes and standardized tests going on.
Anyways, bottom line, I'm scared that I might lose the 4.0 if i take Independent research because its a lot of work
How would each choice effect my college admissions?