Trying to get an answer on if Physics is a make or break admissions requirement for an otherwise A+ average student who doesn’t plan to major in a science field?
Most colleges don't have strict course requirements for applicants, but I would double check your school list just to be sure. If they do, it can usually be made up for with other STEM courses (e.g. the UCs), but it won't be a hard requirement unless specifically listed.
Since you're not planning to major in a STEM field, I think you're fine. Hope that helps!
You definitely do not need to take Physics if you are not applying as a STEM major or not applying to a STEM college like MIT or CalTech.
Check the colleges' websites for their recommended HS requirements. Some top colleges suggest you have all 4 years of a science, for others its 3 years. And you can fulfill those with other sciences like Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Independent study, and AP versions of those as well.
it depends on where you're coming from. If you took mostly APs and honors throughout your high school, you should be good. I think not having Physics do not break admissions requirement but it may be for some. Try ask your counselor for your state schools and see if they need them.
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