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How many APs Junior year? What Classes Look Best?

butterfly999butterfly999 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
(I also posted this in another thread sorry)
For my junior schedule next year, I'm currently signed up for 3 APs
AP Lang
AP Bio
AP Econ
I'm most worried about Bio, because I've heard it's really hard, I mainly chose it because there's no math
My school has trimesters, (3 semesters instead of 2) so I have 5 classes at a time in 3 month trimesters.
I took APUSH this year, and I loved it. I thought it was pretty easy. I figure by extension I could take AP Euro and do well (just how much does success in one predict sucess in another?/ how similar are they?)
I'm worried that 4 APs might be too much, AP Euro and AP bio are both 3 tri classes- instead of 1 or 2 like most other classes. If I added AP Euro to my schedule, 10/15 class slots would be APs, and I'm also taking Spanish 3 and Pre Calc. That would leave only 1 non core fluffy class for the entire year. (instead of 4 if I didnt take AP Euro- Programing, Investments, H Creative Writing, and Painting)
I really want to kick it up a notch this year, because I've had an absolute crap freshman year and a mediocre sophomore year. Right now I have a 3.4 gpa, and I know I can do better. On one hand I want to take really hard classes and show that I am capable of more, on the other I don't want to compromise my already lame gpa by over working myself.
And to what extent is AP Bio more valued than AP Euro, I already have a social studies credit with AP Econ, so maybe AP Euro would be redundant. Then again I've always been strong in English/Social Studies and weaker in Math and by extension science...so does it make sense to double up on Social Studies APs? Or are ss classes seen as less important/rigorous?
If I didn't take AP Euro Junior year, I'd take it senior year, but I feel like I'd do well and would rather have the class front and center in the all important Junior year.
Does anyone have some thoughts on another AP I could take in substitute of AP Euro or the other classes above.
I'm also planning on taking on more EC responsibility, founding a tutoring club and running the MUN club.
My ideal school would be someplace like UofM, but at this point I realize that's an incredibly unrealistic reach.(Im a legacy though? and my sister might go there?)
oh and I have no idea what I want to major in/ what I want to do (I'm working on it I promise) so ambitions/passions aren't really a factor here!
Thank You!

Replies to: How many APs Junior year? What Classes Look Best?

  • rangersdude812rangersdude812 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    I found AP Capstone Seminar and AP Lit more helpful than AP Lang.... would highly recommend those two classes
  • gopgalgopgal Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    Does your school offer AP Psych? No matter what field that class is helpful and SUPER interesting. It also isn't that difficult.
  • BazarTwentyBazarTwenty Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Could AP stats that class is very useful for multiple careers like AP psych as gopgal said above.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 31,409 Senior Member
    AP Euro follows the exact same format as apush so it should be easy. Since you're interested in it, I'd take that rather than AP bio.
    First, before you take AP bio, have you taken each of regular/honors biology, chemistry and physics? If not, take the missing class. If you did, perhaps take APES, a gentler introduction to AP science.
  • Bookgal12Bookgal12 Registered User Posts: 125 Junior Member
    If I was you I'd be careful on overloading yourself as you don't want to have too low of a GPA your junior year. Since you currently have a 3.4 I would probably go with just 3 APs to ensure you are not overloading yourself. I would take AP Euro your junior year since you have a strong suit in that area (thus increasing your GPA). You can take AP Bio your senior year since an AP science does look very good on college apps. AP Psych or maybe AP Comp sci are good other options? You expressed interest in taking a programming class so AP CSA or AP CSP both involve programming.
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