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How do colleges view online classes?

Hello, I'm a junior and I've taken a few online classes to supplement my high school courses. I'm wondering how colleges view online classes in the admissions process. Are they seen as less rigorous or do they count the same as traditional classes? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're being proactive about your education and taking online classes to supplement your high school coursework. From my experience with my own child's college admissions journey, I can tell you that colleges generally view online classes as a positive addition to your application, especially if they're accredited and from reputable institutions. In fact, many colleges now offer online courses themselves, so they recognize the value of this type of learning. However, it's important to remember that the overall rigor and academic profile of your course load still matter. If you're taking online classes in addition to a challenging set of traditional courses, that can demonstrate your dedication and ability to manage a demanding workload. On the other hand, if the majority of your courses are online and not as rigorous as those offered in a traditional setting, it could raise questions about your academic preparedness. Ultimately, what matters most is the overall balance and strength of your academic record. So don't worry too much about the online aspect of your classes – just keep focusing on doing well and challenging yourself academically. Good luck with your college applications!

10 months ago

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