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Will Demanding 10th-Grade Courses Impress Colleges?

Question: I was just wondering. In my school, American School of Paris, I am in 10th grade and am currently taking two AP courses (AP US History and AP Computer Science) and an Honors course (Advanced Algebra Pre-calculus). Do you think that with a B average in these classes I can show on my college applications my growth and willingness to take on harder challenges?

Taking two AP classes and an honors math course as a sophomore definitely shows that you are eager for academic challenges, and earning B’s in these classes proves that you can handle the work. Both of these factors will be pluses for you at college-application time down the road.

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