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URGENT: Can I drop this class and still get into USC?

whoamiidkwhoamiidk Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
I have a dilemma and I think I am just overthinking this too much. I very badly want to drop AP Physics 2 this upcoming year for my senior year, but then I would have only 3 years of science, not 4. I'm horrible at science and I will most likely get a B or C in the class. Physics just makes me sad...

Here's my stats for background info:

9th grade - Associated Student Body (ASB)/Leadership, AP Human Geography, Honors Geometry, Honors Biology, Honors English 1, Spanish 1, Tennis
10th grade - Journalism (writer and business manager), Spanish 2, Honors English 2, Honors Algebra 2, Honors Chemistry, AP European History, Tennis, Track & Field
11th grade - Spanish 3, AP/IB English, IB Math, IB Art, Journalism (writer, Lifestyle editor, and business manager), AP Physics, AP U.S. History, Theory of Knowledge, Tennis
12th grade (I'm counting this without AP Physics 2)- AP Government/Economics, IB English, Theory of Knowledge, IB Spanish, IB History of the Americas, AP Calculus, Journalism (editor-in-chief)

9-12th grade GPA: 4.5287 weighted, 3.9080 unweighted
10-12th grade GPA: 4.6667 weighted, 3.9630 unweighted

SAT: 1400
ACT: 31

extracurriculars: Key Club (secretary), Girl Scouts, Photo Club, Bank of America Student Leader Program (only 220 (4% acceptance rate) students are chosen in the country and the program consists of a one week all expense paid leadership conference in Washington D.C. (we got to meet our local Senators and Congressman and lobby for local food stamp program) and a 7 week paid internship at a local nonprofit, mine was for Goodwill Industries of Orange County which is a $147 million dollar company (biggest nonprofit and one of the biggest companies in my county)), Girls State, Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador, 100+ hours of community service

Can I get into USC without taking a science this year? I'm trying to get into their undergraduate Marshall School of Business.

Replies to: URGENT: Can I drop this class and still get into USC?

  • itsintheprocessitsintheprocess Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    Is there any honors science course you can take just so you'll have a science class? Or maybe even AP Environmental if your school offers it? It's a pretty basic course and you should definitely be able to handle it. Most colleges like to see all 4 years of a science. Since you plan on majoring in Business you could possibly get away with it but USC is quite selective so I would just recommend finding an easier science class to take. if your're not confident about Physics.
  • whoamiidkwhoamiidk Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    I could take AP environmental, but then I have to switch my zero period to be AP Calc and the teacher who is teaching it is horrible. She doesn't teach and her tests are really hard. There is a very slim chance I will actually get an A in the class if I have her.
  • itsintheprocessitsintheprocess Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    What about anatomy and physiology honors? Or any other science classes your school offers
  • whoamiidkwhoamiidk Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    We have anatomy. For me it isn't about whether I need to switch the class because if I take another science this year it is definitely going to be AP Physics 2 because of the way it works with my schedule. Right now I'm full IB diploma, so if I drop physics then I can't do full diploma, which is totally fine by me. Basically I either take AP Physics 2 this year or I don't take a science at all.
  • itsintheprocessitsintheprocess Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    I would just take AP Physics 2 if that's the case. Unless you're certain that you will do very poorly in the class. But if you think you can pull off an A or B I would stay because colleges really want to see those 4 years of a science
  • CADREAMINCADREAMIN Registered User Posts: 2,772 Senior Member
    ^^^Agree with that. There is always one evil class in any schedule, gotta grind through it. You'll be stronger on the other side.
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