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Are there specific high school classes that colleges prefer to see on applications?

Staring at my course selection sheet and feeling overwhelmed. Are there certain high school classes that colleges look for? Does it make a difference if I take more APs in one subject area or should I spread them out?

7 months ago

It's normal to feel overwhelmed during course selection, but don't worry, I'm here to help! Colleges generally like to see a strong foundation in core subject areas such as English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language. Depending on your potential major, certain subjects might hold more weight, but a well-rounded education is always valued.

As for Advanced Placement (AP) classes, they are considered indicators of rigorous coursework, and it's good to challenge yourself in areas you excel at. So if you're especially strong in a particular area, it's fine to take multiple APs in that subject. It is, however, important to maintain a balance in your academic profile.

You may want to consider spreading out your AP classes across different subject areas to demonstrate your ability to handle challenging courses in a variety of fields. Additionally, think about your future college and career goals when making these decisions, as certain fields might require a deeper knowledge in specific subject areas.

Ultimately, aim for a balanced and challenging course load that aligns with your interests and long-term goals. Good luck!

7 months ago

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