my school only offers about 5 AP classes, because it's an IB-focused school. I'm going to do the IB diploma next year, but I was wondering if I should self-study and take extra AP exams--is this looked upon favorably by colleges? Because a lot of the seniors said they took extra APs (either doubling in their IB subject, by taking AP Chem after taking IB HL Chem, or in subjects not offered in our school by IB, like AP Psychology) because it's a big asset. My counselors say that that is a rumor. Is it? Do the selective colleges favor you more if you have more APs on top of the IB diploma (given that your grades and extracurriculars and everything else are excellent)?