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Admissions 101: How many AP courses should I take?


(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

I rechecked with some of the admission officers I trust, and they said I was right. But I haven't checked with everyone. What is your experience in this area? If you are a counselor or admissions officer, have you seen colleges give preference to a student who has an amazing ton of APs, as opposed to one who just has a healthy amount, three to five?

Which policy makes sense to you?

Jay Mathews is an education columnist and blogger for the Washington Post, his employer for 40 years.

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