What are your chances of acceptance?
Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
+ add school
Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

How to choose an online summer course for high school credit?

Yo, fellow juniors! So I need to pick up some extra credits this summer and I'm considering doing an online summer course. Anyone got tips on how to choose an online summer course for high school credit that's legit and will count towards graduation?

7 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're being proactive about your education by looking into online summer courses. When picking a course, the first step is to check with your high school counselor to ensure that the credits will be accepted for graduation. You don't want to put in the work only to find out it won't count towards your requirements.

Next, consider the course content and how it aligns with your academic goals or interests. Is there a subject you're passionate about or a prerequisite you need for an advanced course later on? Additionally, assess the course's rigor—make sure it's challenging enough to benefit you academically but not so tough that it could overwhelm you during the summer. Look for reputable institutions or programs; many local community colleges or universities offer courses that are likely to be accepted by high schools.

Also, verify that any potential school is accredited—that's key to legitimacy. Finally, don’t forget to take into account the cost and if it fits into your budget. Sometimes schools or districts offer discounted rates for students. By following these steps, you'll be in a good position to select an online summer course that meets your needs and gets you closer to your graduation goal. Best of luck!

7 months ago

About CollegeVine’s Expert FAQ

CollegeVine’s Q&A seeks to offer informed perspectives on commonly asked admissions questions. Every answer is refined and validated by our team of admissions experts to ensure it resonates with trusted knowledge in the field.