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Hi. I was just wondering if UNC Chapel Hill liked academics over extra-curriculars. I have been asked if I wanted to be editor of the yearbook, but I have to sacrifice two semesters my junior and senior year, combined to a total of 4 semesters. 2 of the 4 semesters will be counted as honors for being editor. I just didn't know if UNC would rather have a student who has a high position like this, or someone who has completed classes such as AP Stats, Honors Physics, AP Calculus AB (Part 1 & Part 2(2 AP credits are given)). These classes would be what I replaced in yearbook's place. So, would UNC rather have someone with leadership qualities or someone who took additional challenging classes and a has a bit of a higher GPA and class rank? Also, if it helps I plan on majoring in Pharmacology and then go to Pharmacy school to become a Pharmacist.
Below is my original post that I posted under High School Life.
Okay, my teacher of Yearbook has informed me that if I wanted to be the editor of Yearbook I could. However, it is two semesters and counts as a regular class. I would also be editor my Senior year, two more semesters. You get 1 honors credit for each year you are editor, so that would mean that 2 of the 4 credits would be honors.
I am really confused on whether or not I should drop yearbook. Do colleges look at having classes such as AP Stats and Honors Physics better than being editor of yearbook for the 2 junior semesters? I am just concerned with what colleges like better - editor of yearbook or AP/honors courses?
Also, I am a little concerned about my GPA and class rank. I am currently ranked 13 with a W GPA of 4.021. This should raise because I am enrolled in 2 honors classes, which I will get 5.0's in, but there is one regular course that I am having a bit of trouble with that I will get somewhere around a 3.5, at the least. I probably need all the AP and honors classes I can get to raise this GPA. That is why I am a bit concerned about taking up on the offer of becoming Yearbook editor.
If it helps my next year's(Junior year) schedule is:
Honors US History
This ^^^ is my schedule if I were to be editor of yearbook. Only 3 classes are honors and 1 AP.
Below is my schedule if I were to drop Yearbook. I would have 2 AP classes and 3 honors classes. Which one should I go with???
Honors US History
Please help me make a decision! I am so confused! Thanks