Grades Question

<p>Hey there, I'm looking for some input on a problem I'm having. </p>

<p>I'm a Junior hoping to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre at any of the top university/conservatory programs. Right now, I'm taking a regular Precalculus class, honors level Genetics, English, and Spanish, and AP U.S. History, as well as Honors level select chorus and select orchestra. I'm receiving an A in every single subject except for AP History, in which I'm getting a C+. I myself am okay with the grade, as it is a much more difficult class than any I've had to take before and the grade is weighted. However, it's affecting my GPA negatively and also has kept me off the honor roll this term (High Honors requires all A's, Honor's A's and B's). It also is a really really stressful class for me - the last two tests I have done poorly on because I neglected to read the directions carefully for fear of not finishing the test on time. I have the option of switching into an honors level History course, in which I'll probably receive an A; however, my transcript will show a W for Withdrawal under AP History.</p>

<p>I was wondering what people thought I should do: Stick with AP History, and receive a B or a C for grades my junior year with A's in all other classes, or switch into Honors History and get All A's, High Honors, and probably a higher GPA despite it being known that I switched into a less difficult class?</p>

<p>Any opinions/suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated!</p>

<p>It is commonly said that it is as good to get a B in AP than an A in Honors, but it is not better to get a C in AP than a B or A in Honors. Remember not all colleges weight and a C can really effect a GPA since it is generally just the academic core classes that are calculated. If you can work REALLY hard to get the B this semester, can you drop down to Honors next semester without taking a "W"? It never hurts to talk to the teacher and see if their is some additional work they can give you to help add points to your grade.</p>

<p>However, your guidance counselor will have to answer the question "Did the student take the most rigorous courses available to him or her and if not, why not?" so keep that in mind, as well.</p>

<p>I will be applying for MT my sophmore year in college which will be next year. I'm currently a theatre studies major and my g.p.a should be around a 3.8-4.0. Now If i'm waiting to audition next year and i've been in college about a year and half will the university i want to transfer to look at my college or high school grades? My high school grades were decent...not bad but not amazing either. So I was just wondering what they will look at the most.</p>