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Hi. I'm a junior currently, and I had some questions to ask. I've taken three ap classes so far, and got a 5 on apeh/ calc, and a 4 on biology.
This year I'm taking ap calc bc, chem, physics b, envi. sci., ush, and eng lang/comp. I'm also taking ap comp sci A online, and P.E. online as well. My school only offered like 8 ap classes last year, which is why I couldn't take many and I had to struggle to get these classes since most weren't offered. Our teachers aren't that good either, since there's like a 10% pass rate in the classes. My counselor told me that they can put that on the ap report, but I was wondering if that would help me or hinder me. On one hand, it makes it essentially a self study class, but on the other hand it's a sign of grade inflation.
I've played varsity tennis the last two years, and this year I plan on doing tennis and basketball. I don't have many EC's because our school offers so little, but I'm starting FBLA and book club this year, and I was in the chess club last year. I will also be in NHS this year. I want to major in computer science, and I feel I should get more EC's, although I'm not sure what else I could try. Any suggestions?
Also, I also play rec league basketball for the last two leagues, and I have practice for two hours each day Monday - Thursday, and on saturday's. Does this count as EC's, even though it's not directly school related?
I was born in India, so I don't really have any special URM/hook, and I currently live in South Florida. I have gone to an engineering/science program for all 3 summers in middle school and I completed the final level in the summer of 9th, and I volunteered there last summer for about 140 hours. Would that be worth mentioning in my app? I know a lot of Indian people do med/engineering, and I'm not sure how I can distinguish myself from "the crowd," and any help would be good. I also plan on volunteering there this summer assuming I don't get into MITES.