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Senior Year Schedule: Which Classes Are Must-Haves?

Next year is my last year of high school and I’m a bit stressed about picking classes. What are some senior classes in high school that are essential for college applications? I want to ensure I have a strong schedule, but also not overdo it. Any advice would be super helpful!

7 months ago

It's great that you're looking ahead and planning for your senior year schedule. Colleges look for students who continue to challenge themselves, so you'll want to include advanced classes in core subjects like math, science, English, social studies, and foreign language, depending on what you've taken already.

If you have an AP, IB, or dual enrollment option in subjects you’re strong in or related to your intended major, those could also bolster your transcript. Balance is key—don't overwhelm yourself. Colleges will want to see that you can handle rigor, but they also understand the importance of your well-being.

Also, consider if there are any electives that align with your interests or prospective major; it could be a great opportunity to delve deeper into an area you're passionate about. Remember to leave some breathing room for college applications and extracurricular commitments.

7 months ago

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