Wooda, Cooda, Shooda: Wood Tech Class in 10th Grade Vs. AP Physics?
If i’ve a wood company that is based in my own school’s wood store, would it not look easier to just take Wood Tech — a class offered only inside my school for the whole region — or take AP Physics 1 as being a sophomore? We intend to affect university being a STEM major. FYI, I only have one elective but intend to do Running Start during junior-senior years.
Your timber business can help you be noticed through the crowd at admission-decision time, but — at numerous universities (especially the very selective people) — it will be viewed more as an extracurricular undertaking than as an academic one. To become a powerful applicant to STEM programs, you ought to take at least one physics course (on the cheap selective programs) or no fewer than two (for the pickier places) dependent on what exactly is offered by your school that is high and the college where you certainly will just take your dual-enrollment (Running Start) courses. To be contender at the collageges that are hyper-competitivee.g., MIT, CalTech, Ivies, Stanford and their ilk), you need to submit AP exam ratings and/or topic Test scores in physics … also where not required.
BUT … it doesn’t mean that you need to offer up the timber technology class next year. In the event that you’ll be just a sophomore, you ought to have sufficient time to easily fit into physics later on. Until you’re about to affect very selective universities and yet has trouble squeezing much more than one physics class you have to skip the wood tech class that seems to interest you now if you don’t start in 10th grade, then ‘The Dean’ sees no reason why. (más…)