How many AP classes should you take? The answer, like many in the college admissions world is, “It depends.”  In this installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert, former Reed College admissions officer, Ian Fisher, guides students and parents through how to answer this question for themselves. Ian discusses how a student can draw the line between a challenging and an overwhelming curriculum, and delves into the real role AP courses play in a college admission decision.

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Written by Ian Fisher
Ian Fisher is an experienced educational consultant, part of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Ian received his master’s in policy, organization, and leadership studies from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining College Coach, Ian worked as a senior admissions officer at Reed College.