Will colleges understand why I didn't take certain AP classes?

<p>For junior year my school offers AP US, AP eng lang, AP physics b, AP calc ab/bc, AP french/spanish/italian/chinese as electives.
I'm taking AP US & AP eng lang. Last yr I took AP world (only AP offered soph year)
I couldn't take AP physics b because I wouldn't have lunch if I did. (I'm also not that interested in physics)
AP calc ab/bc was mostly limited to people who took trig honors sophomore year and people who got 95s+ in regular trig and I didn't fall into either category
I can't take AP language because I'm still in my 3rd year of chinese and the req for AP chinese is 3 years of chinese.
When colleges take into consideration how many AP classes I took, will they look at the factors I stated above? That I didn't take more AP classes because I simply couldn't? Or will they look strictly at how many AP classes I took/total APs in my school?</p>

<p>Usually, everyone in an AP world language class has to take 3-4 years of that language.</p>

<p>seems to me like you didnt take them because you arent prepared to be in the class (which is normal) or you just dont want to challenge yourself or deal with the tradeoff (no lunch) for the most part i dont think colleges care what ones you didnt take just the ones your chose to take and how far you challenged yourself</p>

<p>yeah i can’t really eat in my classes so i would be really hungry without lunch :(</p>

<p>Let’s not over dramatize the OP’s situation. An admissions committee will look to your counselors rec to see which box they checked off, i.e. most rigorous, rigorous, etc. They are NOT going to analyze which AP’s you took and why.</p>

<p>what would be considered “most rigorous”?</p>

<p>jCAB, that would be a question for your GC.</p>

<p>“Most Rigorous” Would be the highest difficulty classes possible for that year.
Ex. AP Euro is offered for Sophmores, but you chose to take World history H
it would be the “most rigorous” if you take AP Euro
Keep it mind there is no point in taking the most rigorous classes if you do bad in them.</p>

<p>@Weeknd: Does the quality of the AP count? Also, is it the counselors that determine the rigor of a person’s schedule?</p>

<p>Yes. AP Chemistry and AP Literature will look better than AP Psychology and AP ES</p>