Awareness of Overloading on AP/IB Courses
Admissions offices should convey to students that simply taking large numbers of AP or IB courses per year is often not as valuable as sustained achievement in a limited number of areas. While some students can benefit from and handle large numbers of AP/IB courses, many students benefit from taking smaller numbers of advanced courses. Too often there is the perception that these students are penalized in the admissions process. At the same time, it’s vital to increase access to advanced courses for large numbers of students in schools without access to adequately challenging courses.