My schedule for next year and my senior year is now pretty messed up, and I’m quite stressed out. I’m a rising junior, living in NH—there aren’t many opportunities, and my school doesn’t even offer Calculus BC.
Next year, I was planning on taking Calc 3 first semester, Diff Eqs w/ Lin Alg second semester (all at UNH), along with Honors Chem, Honors Spanish 4, AP Gov, AP Lang, and had an extra slot that I was probably going to take AP Macro/Micro. However, I was notified today that Calculus 3 at UNH was full (they didn’t even place me on a waitlist even though I was approved for the course?), before non-degree registration was even open. I can still take Diff Eqs second semester, as Calc 3 isn’t a prereq for it as it usually is. But what should I take with my two free periods now first semester? I asked for the availability of two CS courses that fit my timeframe, but there are limited spots and I doubt I will get them. Because I’m playing soccer in the fall (the likelihood of a season right now is pretty high), I have a limited timeframe to take classes and Calc 3 just happened to be within that timeframe. In the spring, I have more flexibility for courses because I won’t be playing a sport.
I plan on studying CS and geography in college, and there are online geography courses available from UNH, but I’m not sure it’d be worth it to pay a few hundred dollars for a geography course.
So I have two options—either get lucky and get a CS course for this semester, or take a geography course, or just have two study halls and self study AP Physics C: E/M. Then, in the spring, take DIff Eqs w/ Linear Algebra. I want to take UNH courses this year as a junior and not have to worry about them senior year where I can focus on college apps and other things, because it’s quite time consuming as I have to drive to the campus, which is around 50 minutes round trip. However, I’m not even guaranteed Diff Eqs second semester. We don’t do dual enrollment or CC classes at my school.
Or, I could take AP Econ and AP Stats this year at my school, and try again next year to get into Calc 3/Diff Eqs.
For reference, last year I took AP Calc BC, AP Physics C Mech, AP Com Sci A, APUSH, Honors Spanish 4, Honors Soph English. The rigour wasn’t an issue for me—I got As in every class, 5s on all the exams. My school has never seen someone with such an unorthodox courseload like mine, so my counselor isn’t really sure how to handle everything, but she is flexible and is letting me decide what to do. Course selection is just extremely limited here—hopefully colleges will recognize that when I apply.
So…what should I do? I really don’t know. Thank you for your time.