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A.P. Class or Electives?

Question: I am in 10th grade. We recently began course selection at my school for next year. This year I took AP U.S. History and am doing quite well in it, but I had to sacrifice some electives to take it. Should I take A.P. World History next year and give up electives like psychology, journalism, and photography, or should I take the electives?

You don’t say what your long-term goals are, but we think the subtext of your question is “How will admission officials view my transcript? Which classes ‘look better’?”

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