I missed the August SAT because of my cousin's wedding, but I'll be at the October one lol!
I got my class schedule and my counselor gave me AP Gov second semester. At my school, the whole class is crammed into one semester and it's a lot of work. I'm trying to get it moved to first semester because I play softball second semester, and (I didn't mention this to my counselor) but I plan to get a serious case of senioritis once I commit to a college. I emailed my counselor on Tuesday and she still hasn't replied.
As of now, here is my schedule:
Survey of Humanities
Honors Composition/Freshman Writing Tutor
AP Calculus AB
Intro to Sociology
AP Calculus AB
First, I would recommend staying off this site until high school. For now, enjoy being a kid.
AP classes are classes that prepare you to take AP exams, which are exams offered by the collegeboard, which is the same company that makes the SAT. If you do well enough on the AP exams, depending on what college you ultimately attend, they may give college credit. However, most students take them because a hard class schedule looks good on a college application.
Don't worry about taking AP classes until high school, only like prodigy genius kids attempt the exams before high school. I took my first AP class freshman year, but it is completely normal for students to wait until their sophomore or junior years to take AP classes. Depending on the teacher/school, the classes are very hard and homework heavy, but they can also be very interesting.
Hey everyone! I used to be on this thread like last year but I had to stop because my junior year was pretty rough. Anyway, where has everyone applied to? I've done six of my applications out of about twenty I'm planning on sending in (less if I get into University of Pittsburgh)
So far I've done Grand Valley State University (ultra-safety school but still afraid I won't get in), Arizona State, Alabama, University of Pittsburgh, NYU (ahh!!!), and University of Michigan. Now I'm working on some summer homework and praying I get into literally any college. Is anyone else freaking out?
I honestly think that the competition should be taken out of schools. We're all here to learn, at whatever level we feel comfortable learning at. If that's honors/AP courses, great! If it's not, great! Why rank students and compare them to each other? Everyone's background is so different from each other, it isn't fair to make comparisons like that.