<p>I've got a really good memory and a fast reading speed.</p>
<p>When I started High school I was put in the normal classes. I wasn't honors, but I wasn't at the lowest classes either. I was college prep.</p>
<p>Last year, after successfully showing that I could do well on my classes, I asked my counselor to place me on a couple AP classes. She refused and only placed me in one. AP Euro.</p>
<p>I was angry and for the most part fooled around because of it. Stupid, I know. About two weeks from the exam I started to freak out and finally opened my book and started studying. When exam time came, I got a 4. Now I know a 4 is not a 5, but if I was able to get a 4 on a test which for the most part I had not studied for, why not do the same for several other classes?</p>
<p>So I decided to take 14 tests next year:</p>
<p>I've looked over the content of world and human geo, and being a senior, I already know most of it. US hist and US Gov have pretty much the same thing, so its almost as if I were studying for one very hard test.</p>
<p>Micro and Macro are gonna be a bit of a challenge because I'm not good at math, although everyone says there's no math involved just memorization of graphs, which I'm good at.</p>
<p>English lit and English lang are pretty much the same thing. Considering I'm taking the English lit course at my high school, English lang shouldn't be a problem.</p>
<p>I took regular Biology back in my sophomore year. I aced the class. I'm thinking this is gonna be the same, except more work from the teacher.</p>
<p>Psychology is pretty much a joke as its all memorization. So is Art history.</p>
<p>I'm a native Spanish speaker so Spanish lang will be extremely easy. On the other hand, Spanish Lit requires reading. I've already bought the books for it and will start once I finish the rest.</p>
<p>I've bought in total about 12 different books. I'm currently halfway through the AP Gov one as well as halfway through the AP US hist one. </p>
<p>I don't think AP classes are too hard. Actually, I do. I think the classes are hard because the teachers make them that way. The course itself, and the content which you must learn, is not.</p>
<p>My GPA is pretty good. I have 3.8 weighed, but unweighed its a crappy 3.4. My school doesn't release unweighed. I don't have any extra curriculars but school newspaper and fbla. I'm also 98th out of 300 in my class rank. The rest of the kids took honor courses. Usually people in my school only take about 5 APs total.</p>
<p>I think I would have a much better chance at getting into a good school, Cornell, or Columbia, were I to show them my AP scores from next year. But in order to do that, I would have to wait until July which is when scores are released, and by then, college admission letters have already been sent.</p>
<p>I would need to wait until December that year and then apply. I'm already a senior, so I would, in fact, be taking a year off. I guess I could work during that year as well as do community service. I won't be behind any of the kids because if I do start in a good school, I would start as a sophomore.</p>
<p>So I'm wondering, would taking a year off and applying as a graduated high school student, instead of as an ongoing high school senior, hurt my chances to be accepted at a good school?</p>
<p>Also, don't say getting good scores on several AP tests can't be done. This guy did it, but he only got threes and studied for less time than I will (after january):</p>
<p>I'm planning to get all 4s.</p>
<p>Even if I get threes on all exams I could still get into a crappy school like say West Chester University where threes are accepted and do like the guy did and only have to take two years of college.</p>
<p>I'm going to major in political science. I plan to go to law school after.</p>
All my friends have told me I can't take 14 tests and do well.
I calculated it.
A school year has 200 days. I missed about 20 last year, but I'll count them anyway.
That's 200 hours of hearing my teacher talk about AP euro. I did not study.
200 hours per year. If I were to study 8 hours a day, at the least, and I'm studying 14 at the moment, it would take me 25 days to review the entire material for one AP class.
I have 10 months until the exam and giving each month 30 days, I would be able to review for 12 courses. Considering I will hardly need to study for world, human geo, and spanish lang, I will have extra time for one class. </p>
<p>Note that that is only if I study 8 hours a day. I've been doing 14.</p>