My Senior Year Schedule: Rigorous Enough?

<p>My current schedule is:
Dual Enrollment Biology
Dual Enrollment English
Wind Ensemble
AP Calc
Spanish IV
World Geography
Study Hall</p>

<p>There is a Dual Enrollment Psychology course that would fit into my schedule, but I would have to lose the study hall then. I really, really don't want to get overloaded this year. So, is this alright for top colleges? Or would it be better to drop Spanish IV and take Psych?</p>

<p>Skip the Psych, take a math instead.</p>

<p>Whoops! I forgot to put in Calc.</p>

<p>Do the 4th year of language. Does your school offer honors/AP physics and Spanish?</p>

<p>Well, Physics is online this year. So, it might be AP…I’m not really sure yet. But, Spanish isn’t Honors or AP.</p>

<p>I agree with Redroses. A 4th year of a foreign language is something that many applicants to top colleges have. It’s better to NOT drop Spanish IV. On the other hand, you already have Dual Enrollment Biology and Physics (2 science classes), so why would you take Psych in addition to this? Your decision to not overload yourself is very wise. Keep in mind that colleges judge how rigorous your schedule is when compared with your classmates and the classes you had offered to you.</p>

<p>Because of all the seniors at my school complaining about how hard AP Psych is, I don’t think you should take psych (Dual Enrollment = AP?)</p>

<p>So, if I exhaust all honors/AP/advanced classes at my high school minus 1, it should be okay? I mean, it’s not very selective to take the dual enrollment courses (probably 50/110 students take them). But, I’m 1/5 to take 4 years of a language and 1/8 to take Physics. </p>

<p>I should mention that I plan on applying to CMU, NYU, and Macalester as my top 3.</p>

<p>If the numbers you cited are correct, then your schedule is indeed very rigorous when compared to your classmates. And if those colleges are your top 3, then I really don’t see a problem with your schedule. In fact, you should relax and not worry about it so much. Concentrate on the rest of your application instead.</p>

<p>Thank you!</p>