Every spring I get questions about high school course selection:

  • What are the best classes to take for college admission?
  • Do we need to take advanced courses?
  • If only three years of math are required, does he need to take math as a senior?
  • How important are electives or endorsements?

Ideally, everyone should enter high school with a written 4-year plan for courses. Even if you don’t start with a written plan, it is a good idea to map out your plans for core courses and electives.

In this episode of “The College Prep Podcast”, I’ll walk you through how to make a 4 year plan for course selection.

Listen in as we cover the following steps, which you can apply to your high school or your college career:

  1. Gather information about the courses at your school.
  2. Start by laying out requirements and prerequisites on a calendar.
  3. Add electives and “one off” classes.
  4. Strive for balance.
  5. Know your options and make sure you have a back up plan if courses aren’t available when you thought they might be.


Listen to the full episode here: (click here to play)

If you still have questions about making your own course selections, please reach out to schedule a consultation with me.


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