By the end of high school, I may only have 7 total AP classes, as opposed to 8. I was wondering if gpa matters over the pure number of total AP classes. For example, if someone has only 7 AP classes total for high school when other people have 8 total, but the person with only 7 total APs has a higher gpa, how is this seen? I am considering not taking one AP Class to make some room for college applications, and just have a less stressful overall. If I have had honors (even if they were not weighted) classes before, does that make having one or two less APs less serious?
Some people I know just take as many as possible per year, and just hope for the best. I only took 3 APs junior year, but up until now I have had all As. I don't know how this semester will work out yet.
So, is having one or two fewer APs all that bad, as long as gpa is still decent?