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How do colleges view online courses?

Hey guys, I'm a junior, and I've taken a few online courses in addition to my regular high school classes. I was wondering how colleges view these courses when evaluating applications. Are they seen as less rigorous or less valuable than traditional classes? Any insight would be super helpful. Thanks a lot!

10 months ago

Hey there! My child went through the college application process not too long ago, so I might be able to provide some insight. From our experience, colleges tend to view online courses in a positive light, especially if they demonstrate a willingness to take initiative and learn independently. However, the overall impact of your online courses on your application may depend on the specific colleges you're applying to, as well as the nature and rigor of the online courses themselves. For instance, accredited or well-known online programs might hold more weight compared to lesser-known ones. Additionally, if the online courses you've taken are in subjects that align with your intended major or complement your overall academic profile, that could be a plus. In any case, having online courses on your transcript likely won't hurt your chances of admission, and might even help you stand out from other applicants. Best of luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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