Question: I am a junior in high school and I chose to take AP Environmental Science this year. However, midway through the year, I discovered psychology and I was immediately enthralled by the subject. So second semester, I dropped AP Environmental (which I got a B in) and switched into psychology, which is a one-semester class, and not an AP. I was given permission to do independent study and take the AP test for AP Environmental. Our school will not be offering psychology next year due to budget cuts.

Will changing from an AP class first semester to a non AP second semester hurt my chances at the top Ivy colleges I plan to apply to? What if I explain my interest in psychology and my transcript shows I took the AP Environmental test and did well?

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