I understand that in order to make yourself stand out, it is beneficial to take the most challenging course load possible. However, does anyone have any idea whether the Academy would distinguish the difficultly between two different AP Math Classes? In my case, I have the opportunity to take either AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC, both of which are challenging math classes. However, Calculus AB teaches many of the prerequisites to Calculus BC, so if I were to take AP Calculus BC, I would essentially be skipping a year of math, thus greatly increasing my workload. In all other cases, I would suck it up and take the harder course load and go with AP Calculus BC. However, I will be taking AP Physics, AP Government, AP Economics, AP Literature, and Spanish 4 next year as well. That being said, I am leaning towards taking AP Calculus AB to make sure that while I still have a VERY challenging course load, I don't end up overdoing it. Seeing as how West Point has a very strong Engineering background, would it harm my profile any if I opted to take the slightly easier AP Calculus AB instead? Thanks On a side note, I've posted a lot of questions on the forum lately. Thanks to everyone for the responses. You've been a ton of help.