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Which high school electives are looked upon favorably by colleges?

I'm thinking about next year's courses and a little stressed about picking electives. Are there certain types of electives colleges like to see on a high school transcript? Should I be focusing on ones related to my intended major or just anything that interests me?

8 months ago

Navigating your elective choices can be a bit puzzling, but I'm here to help you sort through it. Colleges generally appreciate seeing electives that align with your intended major because it shows your commitment and passion for the subject area. For example, if you're planning on pursuing engineering, taking advanced math or science electives could look favorable. On the other hand, electives in the arts or humanities can demonstrate a well-rounded profile, which is also valued. It's a balance between showing depth in your field of interest and breadth in your overall education. Don't forget that genuine interest is crucial. Colleges can often tell when a student has chosen an elective out of a sense of obligation rather than true engagement with the material. If there's a subject outside of your intended major that genuinely excites you, take that class! Admissions offices want to see authentic intrigue in learning, which means electives you are passionate about can only strengthen your application. Perform well in these classes and they can be a great addition to your transcript.

8 months ago

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