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Are PE classes in high school necessary for college apps?

So, I'm a bit stressed because I have a lot of academic interests and I'm not sure if I should take PE classes. Do colleges care if I have PE on my transcript, or is it more important to focus on academic electives that align with my intended major?

7 months ago

It's totally understandable to feel stressed when trying to balance your interests with the requirements for college applications. Physical Education classes in high school are often a graduation requirement rather than a college admissions requirement. Colleges typically focus more on the rigor of your core academic classes, in math, English, social studies, science, and foreign language, along with electives that align with your intended major or showcase your more specific intellectual interests.

If you have room in your schedule, taking PE can be beneficial for your well-being and can demonstrate a well-rounded education. However, prioritizing higher-level courses related to your prospective field of study will do more to strengthen your application by showing your dedication to your academic interests.

Ultimately, ensure you meet your high school's graduation requirements, as many schools do require at least a couple of years of PE, but feel free to focus on your interests and strengths when deciding on your classes, and rest assured that not having PE on your transcript won't negatively impact your college applications.

Best of luck with your course selection!

7 months ago

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