Importance of senior schedule

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  1. fern2019

    fern2019 Member

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    How important is my senior schedule? I'm sure I will have to send in grade updates during my senior year.
    I've exhausted the AP classes that are offered at my school and I currently don't have a fourth block class in the fall or a math class. Will it look like I'm slacking off and hurt my overall score? :confused:
     
  2. payitforward

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    Can you get into classes at your local community college, or take online college classes?
     
  3. fern2019

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    It would be really difficult to but I can definitely try looking into that.
    If worst comes worst, could someone be picked over me based on the rigor of a senior schedule?
     
  4. MemberLG

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    Not likely. I was told that class rank and GPA are more important that the "rigor" of a senior schedule. West Point tries to be fair as not all schools are same and not all schools offer same courses. So if West Point values AP classes, it would put kids from schools that don't offer AP classes at a disadvantage.
     
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  5. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017

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    It is more important that you take all the difficult classes your school offers, rather than trying to make your senior schedule appear difficult. My school only offered 5 AP classes, but I made sure to take all 5 and do well on the AP exams. Since it sounds like you have already taken all the AP classes your school offers, you already are doing well in that regard, but I won't discourage you from seeking the hardest classes available.
     

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