Admission officers routinely advise students to take a rigorous set of courses, but they usually won’t tell you what they mean.
To start, colleges want to see a full class load, which generally means at least five academic courses. Again, academic courses are English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language, so generally admissions officers are looking for at least one of each. There are definitely students with tough loads with only four traditionally academic courses, but in general five is the preferred number and it’s not unusual to see students who take six or, or rarely even seven.
Tomorrow – back to the question of when to select honors, AP, or IB courses.
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