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Senior Year Schedule: How important is showing academic rigor?
Hi everyone, I am in need of some advice for my senior year schedule. I am currently set up to take 3 AP classes: AP Bio, AP Calc AB, and AP Macroeconomics. I was wondering if I should take 4 instead (that is the max amount of APs a senior can take), but there's a catch. In order to add another AP class I would have to switch it out with Anatomy and Physiology, which is a class I was really looking forward to. I want to take on the pre-med path in college and feel like this class would help familiarize me with some medical content. So if I didn't make a change, would taking only 3 APs affect college admissions in any way? I also took 3 my junior year and I'm hesitant because I know a lot of schools look at the rigor of a student's schedule; especially during 12th grade. If I were to take out Anatomy and Physiology, I'd probably take either AP Physics or AP Environmental Science instead. I spoke to my counselor about this too and she pointed out both perspectives, but I'm still not 100% sure about what to do. Thanks in advance!3 replies