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How do colleges view online courses on my transcript?

Hi, I'm a junior and I've taken a few online classes throughout high school. I'm wondering how colleges view these courses when reviewing my transcript. Are they seen as less rigorous or valuable than traditional in-person classes, or do colleges consider them equally? Thanks for any insight you can provide!

10 months ago

Hi there! Colleges generally view online courses as a legitimate component of a student's academic record. The key is that the online courses should be accredited and recognized by reputable educational institutions. If the courses you took are from well-established institutions, they will likely be seen as valuable. Additionally, it's important to demonstrate your overall academic rigor and commitment to learning. If your online courses are complemented by solid in-person classes and extracurricular activities, colleges will appreciate your diverse learning experiences. Remember, colleges are looking for well-rounded individuals who can thrive in various learning environments, so having online courses on your transcript can show your adaptability. Just make sure to maintain a strong GPA and focus on other important aspects of your college application, such as standardized test scores, essays, and extracurricular activities. Best of luck in your college application process!

10 months ago

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