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Is Algebra 2 a must-have for college-ready transcripts?

Hey, so my math journey has been a bit bumpy, and I'm feeling uneasy. Just how essential is Algebra 2 for college admissions? Will it be a deal-breaker if I don't have it on my transcript?

7 months ago

Hi there! I can understand why you're concerned about your math courses, especially with the emphasis on college readiness. Algebra 2 is generally seen as a cornerstone math class in high school education and many colleges do expect to see it on a transcript. It's not just about the content of the course, but also about demonstrating that you're prepared for the quantitative reasoning required in college-level work.

However, not having Algebra 2 isn't necessarily a deal-breaker for all colleges, especially if you have a strong record in other subjects and can show mathematical competence through other means. For less selective colleges and community colleges, the expectations might be different as well.

If it's possible for you to take Algebra 2, I would certainly recommend it, but if not, make sure to excel in the math classes you are able to take and maybe even consider additional math-related extracurricular activities to bolster your skills. Best of luck to you in your math journey!

7 months ago

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