Hello, I have been keeping up on this forum for the past few months throughout my application. If I ever had a question, it was always already here with great feedback. However I have one question that I have not been able to answer. Allow me to explain my situation. Current Senior in high school, application nearly finished, good grades. Specifically I've never had a final grade in a class anything less than a B. However I have taken zero AP classes. Yet at the same time I have elected to take the most difficult courses below the AP level. (Example: Last year I elected to take Chemistry over the easier 'blow off' Earth Science class. And this year instead of filling my schedule with fluff classes, I took my electives in Advanced Chemistry and Physics.) So while I do not have classes with AP in their name, I am not taking it easy by any means. On to my question. How much of a demerit will this have on my application? Thanks in advance. You guys are the best source of knowledge for this kind of stuff. Also I encourage you: Be frank! And feel free to ask questions if I need to further clarify.