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How do I choose the right high school courses for college preparation?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I'm trying to plan my senior year schedule. I want to make sure I'm taking the right courses to prepare for college. What types of classes should I be taking to be well-prepared? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's awesome that you're thinking about your senior year schedule in terms of college preparation. In general, colleges like to see a solid foundation of core classes, like English, math, science, history, and foreign languages. You'll want to make sure you're meeting (or exceeding) the minimum requirements for each subject at the colleges you're considering, even if you've already fulfilled the graduation requirements at your high school.

It's also important to challenge yourself and take advanced classes when possible, such as honors or AP courses. Colleges appreciate students who push themselves academically. Just make sure you're able to maintain a strong GPA while taking these challenging classes.

Finally, consider adding some electives that interest you or relate to your intended major. These can show colleges your passion for a particular area and help you stand out. For example, if you're interested in engineering, taking a computer science or robotics course could be helpful.

Ultimately, it's about finding a balance between challenging yourself and following your interests. Good luck with your senior year schedule!

9 months ago

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