Muhlenberg College

Students: Plan Your Academic Profile to Showcase Your Strengths!

Students: Plan Your Academic Profile to Showcase Your Strengths!
Make sure your talents & interests are showcased in your academic schedule. The level of “rigor” can directly affect your admission into college, so it’s important to carefully select classes that will help your college application stand out. Adding a variety of different courses such as AP classes, college classes, sports, and interesting electives can show colleges that you’re ambitious and adventurous. In the face of coronavirus, it’s especially important that you have schedule that matches your abilities, because SAT and ACT testing is going to be “optional” on many campuses for the next couple of years.
Figuring out who you are and what you want to pursue helps lay the groundwork for college and beyond. Consider where your interests lie and what you’d like to pursue in college. Try to focus your classes in that direction. Introductory courses and early preparation can not only help you once you’re in college, but it can show admission reps that you’re serious & hard working enough to succeed once you get there.
Classes you take will directly impact your high school transcript—the heart of your application. A high school transcript contains the most important components of your college application. When reviewing your transcript, colleges will take into account your overall GPA and the difficulty of your courses. While settling for easy classes may help to boost your overall GPA, taking challenging courses really show colleges that you’re prepared for college-level coursework
We guide students to take the courses that make sense for them. We help high school students choose the right course load for their individual needs. Each student is different, so we spend time exploring courses and elective possibilities that may open new doors for them in the future. Aside from creating a balanced high school schedule, we also advise students to not only select courses that they find interesting, but also courses that showcase their strengths.
Our extracurricular and academic suggestions are imaginative and numerous. With multiple years of experience in college consulting, we have extensive knowledge of how best to strengthen a student’s profile. With our one-on-one consultation, we can determine the student’s interests and strengths and offer suggestions as to what classes to take and what extracurricular activities would best fit their needs and help increase their chances of getting into college.
Give us a call if you need help setting your schedule on a path to success! (818)207-0263.