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What math classes should I take to prepare for college?

Hey folks, I'm trying to figure out my schedule for senior year and I’m kind of stuck. I want to make sure I’m well-prepared for college-level math. So, what math classes did you all take in high school that you felt really prepared you for college? Were there any that colleges seemed to care about more when you applied?

7 months ago

Hey there! Great question, and it's awesome that you're thinking ahead about your preparation for college-level math! The most beneficial math courses you can take in high school are typically Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.

If your high school offers AP Calculus AB or BC, those are fantastic options to both prepare you for college and demonstrate rigor on your college applications. Similarly, AP Statistics can be quite valuable, especially if you're considering a major that leans heavily on data analysis, like psychology, sociology, or economics.

Colleges do take notice of students who challenge themselves with these advanced courses, as it signals readiness for college academics. Pro tip: check the math requirements for your intended major at some colleges you're interested in. Engineering majors, for example, will definitely want the highest level of Calculus available in high school.

Just be sure to balance your schedule so you're well-prepared but not overwhelmed. Best of luck with your senior year!

7 months ago

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