Advanced Placement vs. College Prep Courses

One of the things that college admissions committees like to see from applicants is a rigorous high school course schedule.

This can be gauged by the type of courses that the student was enrolled in (i.e. AP or regular college prep courses).

However, college admissions committees also like to admit students who perform well in their classes.

This is usually determined by evaluating a student’s GPA.

So, the question is…

Is it better for a student to get straight A’s (or perform really well) in their regular college prep classes or is it better for a student to struggle through AP classes and perform moderately well?

Watch the video below to see what this UCLA student affairs administrator thinks about this topic…

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Lauren Anderson is a certified school counselor who's passionate about helping students all over the world successfully transition from high school to college! After spending 6 years as a business professional, she obtained her Master’s degree in School Counseling and now spends her spare time helping students.

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