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Would taking a study hall look bad?

FLORES609FLORES609 0 replies1 threads New Member
For my junior year of high school, i’m going to be taking
AP us history
AP english 3
AP biology
accelerated algebra 2
french 3
study hall
we have the option to waiver out of PE if you’re in a varsity sport, so I’m taking a study hall in place of that. However, now I’m thinking I want to take an extra AP class instead that I was planning on taking senior year. If I keep the study hall, would that look bad to colleges or affect my chances at all?
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  • chaphillmomchaphillmom 118 replies11 threads Junior Member
    There are others on the forum that know more than I do on this stuff! However, looking at my rising senior's transcripts for grades 9-12, there is no mention of study hall- even though he took it all three years. They only have the classes he took for credit or that go towards graduation requirements. I don't know if that is a common thing. I can see it potentially being a negative in that other kids in his school maximized their course load with honors and AP classes rather than taking a study period. So, even with 4.0UW/ 4.6W- he is ranked 15th in his class. The flip side is that he used that time to stay on top of his studies, and also did volunteer tutoring during study period. This is a long winded way of saying it is not necessarily a bad thing to do, but there is some potential impact. Others may have a better idea than I do on how colleges perceive it.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 9195 replies93 threads Senior Member
    I agree with the above. The short answer is it depends on your school. At my D’s school, a study hall would have eliminated the option of having the “most rigorous” boxed checked off by her GC and would have impacted rank enough to drop out of the top 10%. The level of competition was very high at her school.

    Friends at the local public HD routinely had two study halls/day because of their scheduling and it didn’t impact anything or show up in the transcript.
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  • supernovacoachsupernovacoach 103 replies2 threads Junior Member
    No it won't kill you.
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