I’m currently a junior in the Bay Area (Asian male; Chinese) and this year I’m really stressing out (as everyone else is, I’m sure) with the uncertainty and everything.
School just started and I’m currently only taking 2 APS this year (apeng, ap bio). I was planning on having a lot of extracurriculars and having a lot of work to do so I decided not to do APUSH, but now I’m regretting it a lot as the courseload is super light now and I’m really scared with all my free time. I’ve tried pushing my school to give me APUSH now but our counselors are really bad and they don’t really listen to their students. Pretty much all I have right now is my piano (teaching children as a side job, certificate of merit) and my nonprofit that I’m running. I’m thinking about taking AP statistics class at UC Scout or FLVS but my high school won’t factor classes taken outside of school into the high school transcript, and I’m not sure if online AP Classes taken at online high schools will count towards the cumulative high school gpa if it isn’t on your brick and mortar high school transcript. Furthermore, I don’t even know when the SATs are gonna happen and if I should even bother taking the chemistry SAT to make up for the B+ I got in 10th grade. Any suggestions on what I should do with my free time? I’m aiming to get into a highly selective school (ivies, ucs, ut, etc) for premed but I’m not sure if I’m doing enough considering kids at my school are doing 3, 4, even 5 aps junior year. Thanks!