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Impact of Dropped Class on Ivy Admissions

Question: My daughter is a junior who is contemplating withdrawing from her World History class (where her current mark is 94) because she is self-studying for AP exams and wants the extra time to prepare. (Her school does not offer AP courses nor do any others in our region.) Do Ivy league colleges look upon withdrawls negatively even if there is a justifiable explanation? I'm quite worried and do not want my daughter to withdraw from the class unless I am confident that it will not have an adverse effect on her admission chances.

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