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Does not taking math senior year look bad to colleges?
I'm a rising senior and I just got my schedule for the next school year this morning. The math classes my school offers that I haven't taken yet are multi, linear algebra, cryptography, and AP stats, but they technically only require us to go up to BC calc. I took BC calc junior year so decided to take cryptography (which I have second semester) and microbiology (which is a science elective that I have first semester). A lot of my friends are surprised that I opted not to take math senior year, and they said colleges won't like it. I'm applying to colleges like Duke, Uchicago, Cornell, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Columbia, Hopkins and some of HYPSM, and am planning to take premed courses with a major in neuroscience. Is deciding to take only one semester of math (crypto, which is technically also a cs class) going to stand out as a problem for the colleges I'm applying to? Should I switch microbiology to AP stats (also a semester class)?10 replies