Top college advisor? Most high schools offer only a fraction of the 34 total AP courses overseen by the College Board. Colleges, even Ivy or Ivy-equivalent ones, will not expect you to have taken an absurd number of APs but will likely expect to see you engage in the most rigorous schedule available at your school. At highly-selective Kenyon College, the average admitted applicant took 5 AP courses in high school. The University of Georgia’s admits averaged nine AP courses while in high school. More high school grads have taken at least one AP course than ever before. Among the Class of 2007, just 24% took an Advanced Placement course; by 2019, that figure had risen to 39%.
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