Hello. So i really hope to get into an ivy league school. Only problem is that I took every honors and AP class I could possibly take in high school so far (im about to be a senior) except for that one AP class available sophomore yr, AP world. I went to regular instead (my school didn’t have honors) for world history. I’ve asked people before if it will ruin my chances at an ivy and they say that “oh it’s just one AP class you didn’t take, you’ll be fine”. However, Im not sure if i will be fine because theirs other circumstances. Sophomore year, i transferred to a new school. As a freshman I had 7 honors classes. The new school offers less honors classes, but I took every honors class that was offered to me. This was only 3 honors classes. Also, my dad felt that AP classes as a sophomore would be too much for me and said that I should take AP as a junior and senior. So thats why i didnt take AP world that year. The problem is that not only did I not take AP world durring my sophomore year, but i also showed a down trend from freshman to sophomore year in terms of the level of classes that I took. But thats mainly because my new school doesnt have a lot of honors classes. My schedule looked like this:
spanish 2 (school has no honors)
computer science (school has no honors)
World History (didnt take AP)
I went from 7 honors (from freshman yr) to 3, so my main question is that although I didnt take that one AP which isnt a big deal, will top colleges treat this as a big deal specifically for me conciddering that I could have taken AP world to make up for the down trend in my sophomore year. If i had AP world, that would make up for the missing honors classes (which my school didn’t offer) and also that would have made my sophomore year schedule harder than my freshman year schedule. Or will top colleges let it go because its just one ap class and for the other classes I had, honors wasnt available?
I am a straight A student with many AP classes and honors classes. I have great SAT scores and everything.So in terms of academics, am I good for the ivy’s? (Ignore EC’s, this is in terms of academics. )
Please Reply. It will really be appreciated as I am freaking out because I have been working really hard in high school to go to an ivy and I don’t know if this will significantly ruin my chances. Don’t tell me about EC’s. i know thats important and I have that covered. im just worried about the academics.