Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

5 AP Classes and tennis?

heyitsdreaheyitsdrea Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
Hello! I’m currently a rising but I encounter myself debating on my schedule for next year. I’ve been part of the Tennis Team for my school since sophomore year.

However, I plan on taking 5 AP’s next year.

-AP GOV & MACRO(1 semester for each)
-Art Aporeciation

With that being said, should I concetrate on academics for senior year with application, SAT/ACT studying, and 5 AP’s, and quit tennis? Or do both?

I’m really indecisive.

Replies to: 5 AP Classes and tennis?

  • needtosucceed27needtosucceed27 Registered User Posts: 434 Member
    Woah... that is a lot to take on as a senior. Bio and Calc BC are notoriously hard.

    It honestly depends on what you want to major in. For example, if you are going to major in STEM, I would advise you to not take Art Hist and Lit (unless you have a really good reason to).

    Personally, as a former competitive swimmer of seven years, I would not quit tennis. You've been doing it since sophomore year, so it would kinda suck to not finish off your high school career strong. Again, this depends on what kind of person you are, so if you were forced into tennis by your parents or dislike the team and wouldn't mind quitting it, then by all means, quit it (sorry that was a really long sentence).

    It's a bit late to still do SAT/ACT studying, but that would definitely be a priority. Those scores are important.

    good luck!
  • heyitsdreaheyitsdrea Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    I’ve actually been studying for SAT/ACT since freshman year! Thanks for your advice!
  • chanoo2003chanoo2003 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    As a varsity tennis player, and tennis player for 4 years now, I would recommend to NOT quit tennis unless you have a really good reason. Colleges like to see consistency, plus you don’t seem to be the type of person who got forced into playing tennis so I suggest keep on playing. :)
  • birdie3birdie3 Registered User Posts: 169 Junior Member
    Look to see what credits you might receive at some of your future colleges. At my daughters college, you would only get credit for BC and possible Bio. It's not about how many APs. As for Tennis, yes stay on the team.
  • heyitsdreaheyitsdrea Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Actually my only reason to quit tennis in reality would be to strengthen my abilities for STEM, and to actually focus on academics. I’m a 3% top percentile student of my class and I wish to take 5 ap’s to earn college credit, not really for the GPA.
    Although self-study is also possible, actually learning the material for the class is better for me as a guidance. My strongest ability is in STEM, but I also want to raise my GPA, earn college credit, and strive for Varsity this year.
  • Student1928Student1928 Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    There are a bunch of people on my tennis team (and me next year) playing varsity and taking 7 APs. It's possible, just use your time wisely and study smarter not harder.
  • cb48864cb48864 Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    Junior Year was all AP's with golf. Couldn't have asked for a better class schedule. As long as you keep on top of your homework and don't slack with breaks on the horizon, you should have no problem succeeding with a strong work ethic.
Sign In or Register to comment.