I am planning to go into film / dramatic writing in college, and I'm trying to figure out what courses I should take next year.
I'm deciding to take 3 out of these 6 options: AP Lit, AP Art History, AP Calc BC, AP Stat, AP Euro, AP Spanish
I only want to do 3 because I don't want to overload myself as a senior, especially since I'll have to be applying to colleges (and also for my sanity). However, if anyone thinks I should take 4, please tell me which ones. But definitely not 5 or 6, as my school is known for giving huge workloads and I know I won't be able to handle that.
I've been going back and forth for weeks. AP Lit is the only one I'm 100% taking (obviously, since I'm going into writing). However, the rest are toss ups. I took AB as a junior, but I really struggled, especially with integrals, which is a major component in BC. That's why I'm thinking of taking Stat, but I'd be the only person out of the 20 or so who skipped ahead in math (AB is technically a senior class) to not take BC. Would that look bad to colleges, even if I'm going into the arts / humanities and not any science or engineering?
Then, I want to take one (or maybe two) of the three classes left: Spanish, Euro, and Art History. I think I should take art history because although it's more about paintings and other forms of art media, I feel like it's extremely important to known such basics for film. At the same time, I'm very interested in Euro and also Spanish. The problem with Spanish, though, is that the teacher for the class isn't the best (I had her this year too) and I don't know if I'll do well in the class. I do like learning the language, though, so I don't know if I should take it or not.
I'm sorry this is so long! This post is a blob of information, so basically my questions are:
-Should I take BC or Stat?
-Will Stat look bad on college applications when I could've taken BC?
-Should I take Euro, Art History, and/or Spanish?
-Would taking only 3 years of Spanish look bad to colleges?
For reference, I took 4 APs this year (AP Calc AB, AP Bio, APUSH, and AP Lang). I'll be applying to NYU, BU, and maybe LMU or Chapman. Of course there will be others, but those are the most selective ones, I think.
Thank you! :)