University of Central Florida, English major
Balancing a love of literature — and the law
I loved the style of AP courses and took nine in high school. My two favorite AP classes were Human Geography and English Language. AP Human Geography opened my eyes — my teacher taught us to think about international issues not as American citizens, but as citizens of the world. My English Language course made me realize how much passion and talent I had for the subject and changed how I moved forward in my studies. Most of all, AP taught me how to survive under pressure!
Because of all my AP credits, I was able to dive straight into my major within my first year.
I’ve always wanted to be a lawyer. I decided early in high school that I would major in political science, but in 11th grade, my AP English Language teacher inspired me to focus on something I really love while in college: English literature! And because of all my AP credits, I was able to dive straight into my major within my first year. Now I have a leg up over other students in my class, time every day to enjoy a book, and wiggle room with my classes so I can still take pre-law courses. I have the flexibility to focus on what matters to me!
AP credits means that no one’s time is wasted. Students like me can be sure we meet all our requirements, have time to focus on other passions, and even prepare for what comes after graduation. I think that makes students more valuable to the university, to future employers, and to themselves.