We are fast approaching the time of the year that high school students choose next year’s classes. A common question is whether to register for the more rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The successful completion of AP classes has benefits for both the college application process and college itself. The common mindset students often share is whether to pad their GPAs with easier classes or take a risk with an AP class. If your teachers agree that you are at the level of an AP course, we believe the answer is clear. Here are some reasons we believe challenging yourself is always the better choice.