Choice 1) Take an almost full schedule at the University of Minnesota.
Pros: Class variety, get to leave HS, credits will most likely be transferable
Cons: Less attractive to top colleges (?), gas money
Choice 2) Go for the IB Diploma
Pros: More attractive to top colleges, no transportation worries
Cons: Have to stay in HS all day :/
Also, I'm wondering if I would be a realistic candidate for UMN-TC PSEO based on my stats.
Pre-IB English 9 (A)
Pre-IB Geography 9 (A)
IB-SL Math Studies (B+)
Biology H (A)
Spanish III (A)
Cumulative Freshman GPA: 3.904
Pre-IB English 10
AP US History
Volunteer in Media Center (5hr/ week)
Volunteer at Hospital (3hr/ week)
Volunteer at Humane Society (3hr/ week)
Active Debate Team Member (4hr/ week)
College-in-the-Schools Hebrew Course (3 hr/ week)
Temple Youth Group (1hr/ week)
Tutor middle school boy with autism (1hr/ week)
My school doesn't weigh grades or ranks, so I'm just barely in the top 10%.
How competitive is UMN PSEO? Is it rare for a student to have a full schedule there, or do they usually just take 1-2 classes?