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Do colleges care that I take 5 classes junior year?

BobBoy123121441BobBoy123121441 0 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
I am a rising junior and I have 3 AP's (AP Calc BC, AP Chem, and APUSH) that I am scheduled to take. These classes along with Law and American Literature make up the entirety of my courseload next year. However, I am currently facing a dilemma about taking Spanish 3 online or in school. Taking Spanish 3 online will increase the amount of free time I will have and taking it in school risks the chance of getting a B (the teachers at my school are not known to be the best).

Will taking 5 classes negatively effect my impression on colleges? Do colleges care that I take 5 classes junior year? Is taking language online frowned upon?

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  • skieuropeskieurope 38873 replies6866 threadsSuper Moderator Super Moderator
    edited August 8
    Will taking 5 classes negatively effect my impression on colleges?
    Probably, if most students takes 6+, and only having 5 impacts course rigor, and you are not taking subjects in all core departments.
    Is taking language online frowned upon?
    Taking an online class when a school does not offer the class is fine. Taking an online class to avoid a teacher/avoid a B/gain more free time is probably less highly regarded.

    Even if 5 classes is the norm, take Spanish over Law. Core courses are always more important than electives.
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 6989 replies49 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Take Spanish at school. Drop your law elective if necessary.
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  • Groundwork2022Groundwork2022 2102 replies31 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    ^ Agreed. Drop law, take Spanish.

    Heaven forbid a teacher make you work hard for an A!
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