Still, many will say the number of AP courses you take in school does not matter, but in reality, they do. The number of AP courses you take will have a larger impact when applying to those schools considered upper tier. Also, the grade you earn is important. If you enroll in AP courses but do not achieve a solid A or B, the class will not make you stand out. It may in fact impact you in a less positive way. All that said, you need to enroll in those courses that will offer you the greatest challenge but not at the expense of your grade. There will always be arguments to be made for taking as many AP courses as a student can handle, but my experience tells me to be sure one is up to the challenge in order to maintain a higher GPA. Good Luck!
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