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Are online college courses worth it?

Hey everyone, I'm a high school junior considering taking some online college courses to supplement my education and boost my college applications. Would colleges find this impressive or is it not worth my time? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks!

7 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering taking online college courses while still in high school. In my experience, colleges do appreciate students who take the initiative to further their education, especially if the courses are related to your intended major. Online courses can show colleges that you're dedicated and can handle college-level work. My child took a few online college courses, and it turned out to be a positive addition to their application. However, remember that extracurricular activities and other aspects of your application are also important, so don't neglect those while focusing on online courses. It's all about finding the right balance. Ultimately, it depends on your interests and goals, but taking online college courses can definitely be a worthwhile endeavor if you're passionate about the subjects and motivated to learn. Good luck!

7 months ago

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