No, I meant as in if it would be worse in both ways rather than just taking a regular class and getting better grades in it. For example, if it shows that someone tried really hard in their classes, but ended up with a 3.0 while taking Ap classes. 3.0 sounds really low for someone going into a good university. Would they still consider it ok since that person was taking AP classes? |
When I wrote about the 2.0 and getting all C's, I meant as in if it would matter if you got a C in an AP class.
It depends on what you mean by a good university. There are plenty of good schools, ones that will give you a good education and allow you to get a nice job, which will gladly accept a person with a 3.0 and a lot of APs. However, most of the schools talked about on CC, HYPMSC, Ivies, top 25, etc. are very unlikely to accept someone like that. At Harvard, Yale, and MIT info sessions, when someone asks, are A's in regular courses of B's in advanced courses better, the adcoms say "A's in advanced courses are better." It's the truest answer, even though it may sound a bit snarky. If an applicant has a few B's in advanced classes or is taking a few regular courses, this won't be a reason to throw an app out, but most of the transcript should be composed of A's in advanced courses.
C's are bad, pretty much. AP, IB, Honors, whatever or regular, C's are bad.