I was doing some research and just realized that I'm actually a little sketchy on the required Academic Preparation (http://www.princeton.edu/admission/a...n/preparation/
) - particularly 4 years of science, 2 years of history, and 4 years foreign language, which makes me really nervous.... Here have been my schedules so far for the past 3 years and currently:
-Honors Algebra 2 Trig
-Honors English 1
-AP Human Geography
-Symphonic Winds (band)
-Honors English 2
-AP European History
-Wind Symphony (band)
Summer between sophomore and junior year:
-U.S. History (2 semesters)
-AP Calculus AB
-AP English 3
-Wind Ensemble (highest band)
-AP English 4
-AP Macroeconomics + AP Microeconomics
-Drawing II + Drawing III
-Honors Wind Ensemble (highest band, "honors" designation for seniors only)
I have the recommended 4 years of math and English. (But is Calc AB not rigorous enough? It's not that BC isn't available at our school, it's just that math is definitely my weak point...)
However, I only have 3 years of a foreign language. I took a semester-long class at the local Chinese school to prepare for the AP test, which I took at the end of junior year and got a 4 on. Also, Honors Chinese 4 conflicted directly with band senior year. Another concern is that taking Chinese in the first place and getting a 4 on the AP test will hurt me - ethnically, I'm Chinese (was born in the US though), but I don't know how to read/write and we speak almost exclusively English at home (mixed family). 95% of the Chinese I know how to speak is what I learned as a young child, and it's approximately at the level of a kindergartener/1st grader in China, literally.
While I have 4 credits worth of science, it's not 4 years - I took one science in both freshman and sophomore years, and 2 junior year. Is that okay/does that count?
Also for history... I took only AP Euro in school, and 2 semesters of regular US History over the summer. Does that count? Does AP Human Geography and/or AP Gov count as well for fulfilling the history expectations?
Finally....will taking Drawing II and III senior year hurt me? (To explain: I didn't take it because I wanted a blow-off class, I took it because I actually like art a lot and haven't had the chance for the past 3 years...however, I'm not sure if I can convey that to the adcoms...)
Ahh sorry, I'm totally freaking out right now. Thanks in advance for any help/insight.