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What classes should I take my senior year?

With senior year classes starting to be at the forefront of everyone's mind, many juniors are asking themselves "what should I take for my senior year to maximize my chances at admission into schools?" We've narrowed it down to two criteria that you should be thinking about when choosing your senior courses, and we're breaking it down in this post!

Be consistent.

First, being consistent in the classes you're taking shows colleges your dedication to your education as well as a well-rounded class load. Continue with the next step of classes you've taken in years prior like math, English, science, or a foreign language. Colleges like to see you having a strong foundation of knowledge and the discipline to continue learning. This should be something to be considered in your classes for the next year.

Be challenged.

Second, be challenged in the courses you take. Senior year is oftentimes the year students want an easier class load, and seniorities begins to set in. However, schools with lower admissions rates especially look at how much you've been challenged in your years of high school, including (and especially) your senior year. Taking courses like AP, IB or honors is an excellent way to show admissions you can handle hard classes and have strong academic rigor. Be sure to consider some challenging classes in your course list for next year.


Did this help you in choosing a course load? Our consultants are always looking to help students get the best possible college acceptances they can. And we have a junior package too. Contact us to get started on building your course list that can help accelerate you into the college of your dreams!

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