Most colleges require students to take all of the classes listed in the chart below. The academic rigor of the courses your student takes is an important factor in the college admission process.
US History and Social Science
Science with laboratory (1 year Biological and 1 year Physical)
Language other than English (the same language)
Total Number of Courses Required
Advanced Placement (AP) credits help your student stand out in the admissions process. More competitive schools expect that students have taken many of AP classes that are offered. AP also gives your student the opportunity to earn college credit now, free of charge.
It is OK to start with the basics. Once your student builds proficiency in those courses, he or she can set goals to move on to advanced classes. Colleges like to see improvement, and applicants who continuously challenge themselves and grow.
Many colleges require at least two years of foreign language, and many prefer more.
Many colleges recommend one or two semesters in the arts.
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