“We look at whether the applicant has taken the high school’s most demanding courses. But whether the classes are designated as A.P. or not is irrelevant. Abolishing A.P. classes won’t hurt the kids.”
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Director of Admissions – Harvard University
What is their definition of ‘most demanding’? What is ours?
Some say the hours spent on homework and memorizing content is one definition.
Other’s argue that working collaboratively to grapple with complex and often controversial issues is most demanding.
With Webster’s definition in mind (requiring much time, effort, or attention), both are correct.