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Is my transcript okay? Please help!

jimmylieu173jimmylieu173 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
I have a 4.0 GPA but I have not taken any honors classes my entire HS career (i didn't know we had honor classes until my sophomore year because I was newly transferred) but I'm on my way to take 7 college leveled courses (AP & college classes). Is my transcript good enough for colleges like Emory, Boston college or university, or another top 50 school or will they think I'm a slacker with easy classes? BTW I have a full schedule every year and I've taken plenty of business classes (planning on majoring in business too)

Replies to: Is my transcript okay? Please help!

  • rdeng2614rdeng2614 Registered User Posts: 1,818 Senior Member
    So for the first 2 years, did you take honors classes?
    Not taking them is a huge disadvantage as it shows you're not challenging yourself, but if you can succeed with 7 AP's/College classes (Wow that's insane), then it will tell colleges that you are prepared for college level rigor.

    I'm imagining that not taking any honors classes would result in a lower class rank as you're not getting any extra points for those tougher classes. Do you know your class rank or a rough estimate?

    Also, standardized testing is key. Do extremely well on the SAT/ACT and it will help your case.
  • jimmylieu173jimmylieu173 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    No I didn't take any honors in my first 2 and I regret it now! Our hs is unweighted so I'm tied at first out of 634 others.
  • trackandfield23trackandfield23 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    So you are currently tied for valedictorian? When you say 7 ap/college classes do you mean 7 every year?
  • jimmylieu173jimmylieu173 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    7 in total hs career
  • jimmylieu173jimmylieu173 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    And yes
  • SternBusinessSternBusiness Registered User Posts: 1,020 Senior Member
    You will be fine. As long as your Junior and Senior year are filled with honors/AP classes you are fine. Honestly taking a lot of AP and Honors is overrated (unless you are absolutely certain that you can achieve an A- or even an A) because they can really hurt your unweighted GPA.
  • jimmylieu173jimmylieu173 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    Oh ok good!! Thank you for ur help!!
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