High School Scheduling Issues

<p>I won't know the results of scheduling until next fall, but at my school, classes are either regular or AP senior year. The issue with that is that there is normally one section of the AP level class, so senior-year scheduling can get pretty crazy for seniors who want to take more than one AP. For example, someone I know got AP biology, regular English, and BC calculus instead of AP chemistry, AP English, and AB calculus.</p>

<p>I signed up for the maximum number of AP's possible, but I've basically been told that there is no way I will get into all of them. Thus, there is no way I can take the hardest courseload available at my school. Would this cause me to be disadvantaged in the admissions process? (Especially if I don't get into BC calculus?)</p>

<p>Thanks for any replies :)</p>

<p>This happens to a lot of students like yourself. Make sure that whoever is doing the schedules knows which AP courses are your top priority and to work your schedule around to get you into those sections. My DS had to take an online AP course of a lower priority AP course (AP Psych) because the Master Schedule prevented him from taking it in addition to AP Calc BC and AP Chem (his top two priorities). It was very frustrating, because the school’s AP Psych teacher is very good.</p>

<p>MIT Admissions blogs have many good comments regarding APs and rigor.
Google words such as “mit admissions how many ap courses” and you will get links to a lot of good advice.</p>

<p>I would ask your guidance counselor to write about scheduling difficulties in the secondary school report. You are taking the hardest courseload you can - because not all the APs are available to you due to scheduling. Trust me, Admissions will understand that :)</p>

<p>Not all AP’s are equal. AP Calc BC is the most useful of the AP’s. Next is English, if you have not scored a 5 on the other AP English. Next would be AP Chem.</p>

<p>Do what you can to get those classes.</p>