Sophomores/Freshmen: Choosing which classes to take

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Make academic choices that make sense for you. The second year in high school is one of the most important years in a student’s life, therefore, it’s important to carefully decide which classes will most benefit your academic success. Choose courses that interest you while paying attention to the building of your academic resume.

Colleges look for academic rigor, so challenge yourself! Register to take advanced placement or honors courses to show prospective colleges that you have the drive and academic foundation to be a well-qualified, intellectual student on their campus. By registering for AP or honors courses, you’ll be better prepared for the work expected from you in college. Also, remember that colleges don’t strictly rely on GPA, they care about what classes went into the calculation of that GPA.

Your high school transcript is the single most important component of your college applications. The classes you take and the grades you receive are important measures for admission into college. Colleges want to admit well balanced and organized students who can handle a good workload. Registering for AP courses or getting involved in a sport or other extracurriculars can help to improve your chances of getting into the college of your choice. Be careful not to simply register for all the easy classes just to boost your GPA; colleges will be more impressed to see you have challenged yourself.

We recommend appropriate classes based on your interests and strengths. At Navigatio College Consulting, we are college admission experts with multiple years of experience in this field and we are able to offer you the best recommendations for classes that are appropriate for you. Our one-on-one consultations allow us to examine your strengths and interests and suggest academic schedules that will best suit your needs and help you get admitted to college.

We will be honest if we think you are overloading your schedule or not challenging yourself enough. We extensively review your academic choices and determine how you can meet your college admission goals. If we find that your course choices don’t academically challenge you enough or if your packed schedule might affect your overall GPA, we will work with you to resolve those issues.

Call us at (818) 207-0263 to schedule a consultation regarding what classes will improve your chances of getting into your desired college!