I have a previous thread explaining the same thing, I just have a more specific question.
I got my schedule for the upcoming academic year, and I’m excited about my classes. My worry is that my focus on STEM will be unappealing to the schools I plan on applying to. Here’s my schedule:
- AP Comp Sci
- AP Physics C: Mechanics
- AP Physics C Extended
- AP Stats
- Honors Multivariable Calculus
- Honors World Literature
I know that liberal arts colleges, like Harvard, prefer a more well-rounded courseload. However, my dream is to get into Duke (Pratt) for engineering. Because Duke has a separate college for engineering, does this mean they don’t penalize for having a mainly-STEM senior schedule? I feel as though them having a separate college for engineers means they like to see early specialization in their students. To give you more background about my previous academic history, I’ve taken an honors English class 9th-10th and then an AP English class 11th. I also took an AP Social Science class 9th-11th, so I feel like I have a pretty solid foundation in those areas of study.
Summary: Would Duke (Pratt) penalize me for my STEM-focused senior courseload? Same question but for other strong engineering schools, like CMU and UMich.